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US retail sales create an upbeat outlook

In Search of Symbiosis: Q&A with Andrew Gorecki

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Five lessons from the COVID-19 emergency

May 18, 2020

Retail Directions provides enterprise and store-level software for specialty retailers. The organisation works with many global retailers in 40 countries, some operating over 1,000 stores. Many retailers have been impacted by the coronavirus, some quite severely. We have learned a few interesting lessons working in partnership with our clients through this difficult period – definitely […]

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An Important Message from Retail Directions

May 4, 2020

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is severe. Specialty retailers have been particularly affected, with many forced to close their stores. Apart from online business, their income has dried out. In this difficult time, retailers have turned to Retail Directions for extra assistance, which we are providing and helping them to sail through this […]

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Will Retail Survive the Storm?

April 27, 2020

As seen in Power Retail (27 April 2020) ” The outbreak is one of the most unprecedented events in modern history. So, what does this mean for retail and will it survive after the virus has gone? Our retail expert weighs in Power Retail sat down with Andrew Gorecki, Managing Director of Retail Directions, to […]

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Press Release + Business

Retail Directions to Expand its Presence in the UK

August 22, 2019

Global retail solutions software specialist, Retail Directions is expanding its presence in the UK retail technology sector through the appointment of a specialist reseller network and the development of strategic partnerships. Headquartered in Australia, Retail Directions has a worldwide footprint working with many well-known retailers trading in more than 40 countries, including a notable presence […]

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Perspective + Business

The 100-year Honeymoon is Over

July 9, 2018

Until a few years ago, Australia’s supermarkets enjoyed a century of trading nirvana, isolated from operationally excellent global competitors. Fortunately for shoppers, Aldi and Costo arrived down under and shook up the cosy system.

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Perspective + Business

Why Amazon is not your biggest problem

May 17, 2018

The competitive world of retail has forged some of the greatest minds in business – warriors of commerce and hardnosed skeptics who can spot a ruse a mile away. Interestingly though, no one seems to have spotted a potentially mortal wound that has lingered unnoticed in many retail organisations for more than a decade.

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Perspective + Business

GST on online imports: time to act

May 12, 2017

On April 24 2017, Kathrin Bain, a lecturer at the School of Taxation and Business Law at UNSW, wrote an article with a critical stance on the government’s plan to apply GST on overseas online purchases commencing July 1 2017. Kathrin’s argument is that this would not “level the playing field” between local and international retailers anyway.

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Perspective + Business

Why retailers need two budget deficits

October 26, 2016

In his song Trouble Man, Marvin Gaye sings about taxes, death, and trouble. Today, the chorus of media commentators, politicians, economists and the Reserve Bank sing a similar tune – one about interest rates, sluggish economic growth, and the deficit.

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Perspective + Business

Coles relaunching BI-LO?

September 27, 2016

In August 2016, The Age published an article outlining yet another twist in Coles’ strategy.  The intention, this time, is to reduce the supermarket’s product range by 15%, to “drive the efficiency of the business to fund grocery price cuts and safeguard its market share.

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Business

The elusive root of success

September 15, 2016

Many years ago I decided to undertake a small Artificial Intelligence project – a program to predict TattsLotto numbers.

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Strategy + Business

True leadership is not politically correct

August 17, 2016

Have you noticed that struggling retail businesses tend to change their senior executives frequently? Undoubtedly, every new appointment is made with the hope of finding a leader capable of turning the ship around.

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