With the influence of digital marketing, international up-and-comings and constant changes in consumer culture, 2017 has seen changes already in the retail industry, so what are some important up and coming changes?
10 years ago, the IPhone was released. Now the fast growth and consumer demand of digital retail continues to shape the industry.
As part of our series that explores the retail industry's greatest moves of the past year, we asked First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson all about the industry's highs and lows of the past year, as well as as some predictions for 2017.
If there’s anything to take away from the last year in the retail sector, it’s that it’s a tough market out there. There has been a string of high-profile foldings within the sector, including Wild Pair and Dick Smith. The latest to go under is embattled childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch. We chat to retail analyst Chris Wilkinson to dissect what lessons can be learnt from these high-profile closures.
The owner of the Mad Butcher Silverdale store has been put into liquidation, making it the seventh franchisee to go under in the last 18 months. We talked First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson about why the chain is floundering in the current market.