Free Download: Top tips for Christmas

by Retail Doctor Group So many retailers are counting on a strong Christmas trading period. Months of planning has gone into bringing in the right stock and staff and a great deal will be invested in marketing to drive traffic into the store, amongst many other things. So what is happening when all this hard […]

Young Retailer starts mentorship

Young Retailer Luke Parish

Last week, Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group, met with Luke Parish, this year’s runner up for the National Retail Association’s Young Retailer of the Year. Luke is the Area Manager for Boating Camping Fishing Ltd (BCF) in NSW West, and his submission in the 2016 Young Retailer of the Year competition impressed the […]

Is this the answer to transforming your retail business?

As 2016 comes to a close, we all begin looking for ways to inspire our teams ahead of the new year. It’s the perfect time to come together as a business, reflect on your achievements from the past 12 months, be inspired by industry thought leaders and set collective goals to transform your business into […]

Another Australian icon to shut shop

2016 has been a hard year for fashion retailers with many shutting up shop, either by choice or necessity. Australian brand Willow, once estimated to be worth $20 million will be closing down in a month, less than three years after it ousted its founder Kit Willow. The brand has faced a decline in sales, […]

Retail Doctor Group Fit for Business Breakfast

Richard Umbers, CEO of Myer will join Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group for an exclusive discussion on the first year of the New Myer strategy and the future of retailing in Australia. As the retail sector gets disrupted by the likes of Amazon and Uber reshaping consumer expectations and behaviour, what […]

Internet of Things and retail

“We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”– Stephen Hawking Over the June-July period our consumer insights division talked to some of our leading retail CEOs and CIOs regarding their digital capability investments over the next 12 months and on average an increase to the order of 30 per cent […]

Is it time to examine your retail “fitness”?

Christmas is coming. Is your businesses ready to make the most of the peak sales season? Having a strong understanding of your business and more specifically cash flow, is vital to the longevity of your brand. With many retailers large and small closing their doors in the past 12 months, it’s time to examine your […]

Will this be your strongest financial year?

As we reach the beginning of the new financial year, many leading retailers are facing the challenge of keeping their teams inspired, aligned and on the right track to sustainable profitability. Brian Walker has worked with leading Australian and international retailers such as Telstra, Kookai, Woolworths and Metcash to overcome such challenges through advisory workshops […]

MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Retail Doctor Group free member consultation

From humble beginnings as a one-man retail operations specialist, Retail Doctor Group has grown to be a leading retail consultancy with expertise in insights, strategy and implementation. Since its inception in 2005 by Brian Walker, they have worked with over 600 retailers, retail service providers, shopping centres, manufacturers and not-for-profit organisations to plan and build […]

The forgotten art of implementation

Innovation is exciting and with new technologies, social platforms and data analysis tools popping up each week it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves. Don’t be too quick to erase ‘old school’ disciplines such as customer service and merchandise planning from your business plan. Without implementation plans in place, the many hours spent innovating may […]

Investing in the Next Generation of Retail CEO’S

In September 2015, Gemma Kariotoglou, 24, Store Manager of Fossil Group, Macquarie NSW was named the National Retail Association’s (NRA) Young Retailer of the Year Scholarship Award Winner. Courtesy of Retail Doctor Group, Gemma’s prize included one-on-one mentoring from Retail Doctor Group’s CEO Brian Walker, one of Australia’s leading retail experts. This mentorship includes retail […]