Retail World Magazine

Romeo’s: building success together 

At the Romeo’s Conference 2019 last week, the message for suppliers, wholesalers and independent retailers was: let’s work together for a sustainable future. Romeo’s Retail Group Company Director Joseph Romeo has likened the relationship between suppliers, wholesaler and retailers to a three-legged stool: without the support of one, everything falls …

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Disruption Podcast: Drew Bilbe, ‘Taking the right risks’

Superior Sales Consulting’s Disruption Podcast series shares the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Retail World has compiled highlights from Episode 8, ‘Taking the Right Risks’, which interviews Nexba co-founder and CEO, Drew Bilbe. To start, can you talk us through your and co-founder Troy Douglas’ backstory? We have a unique …

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Smart retail: thinking inside the box

Retail has changed and it’s not about to stop changing, with smart retailers adapting their approach, writes Retail World Journalist Peter Howard. In the US, Amazon’s recent moves sent a clear message to retailers and, while the reverberations have not yet been fully felt in Australia, the stage here is …

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Curtain goes up on Ritchies’ Rowville ‘theatre’

Ritchies IGA Rowville opened to the public in early December following a refurbishment of the previous store, writes Retail World Journalist Nicholas Rider. The new design worked within the existing walls, with a floor space of about 2,600sqm. The fresh food area, however, was extensively reworked. “Two full grocery aisles …

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Beating the giant-slayers: survival strategies for FMCG brands

Crunch time is fast approaching for brands that have failed to act and those in categories that are in terminal decline. By Cowan Australia CEO Dominic Walsh and Cowan London Managing Director Elizabeth Finn. It’s not a good time to be an FMCG giant. The old certainties of rising incomes, …

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Down but not out: dodging the outage bullet

Retailers stand to lose thousands of dollars in revenue – and destroy hard-earned customer loyalty as a result of any downtime. Pronto Software Retail Product Manager Les Bruzzaniti explores the proactive steps you can take to protect your business by minimising the disruption.   Two million dollars in 30 minutes! That’s a …

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IGA working hard at promoting fresh

Metcash National Senior Category Manager Michael Thompson is proud of IGA and the ongoing initiatives within its huge network of supermarkets to support local communities and promote fresh produce and healthy eating. He took some time out to talk to Retail World journalist Adam James about these initiatives and current shopper …

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Best FMCG marketing campaigns crowned

Fonterra Australia and Nestlé were among the big winners at the prestigious Shop! (formerly POPAI) 2018 Marketing at Retail Awards in Sydney last night, with a host of grocery, convenience and liquor brands taking out major prizes. Fonterra Australia took home Gold for its Ideal Chiller campaign with The Xine …

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Exclusive Interview: Metcash CEO of Supermarkets & Convenience Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall began his career with Metcash in the Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM) business 25 years ago and became CEO of ALM in December 2013. In March this year he was appointed Metcash CEO, Supermarkets & Convenience. His areas of experience cover warehousing operations and management, sales, retail operations, state …

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