Secondhand apparel sales are going to be more disruptive for specialty fashion retail than Amazon or the fast fashion players like Zara and H&M, according to Scott Galloway. Galloway, speaking via video link at the NewsMediaWorks’ Inform conference in Sydney today, warned specialty retail is about to endure the same

By allowing all associates at all levels in the company participate to build a culture of innovation, Walmart is able to drive change within retail according to Fareena Contractor, head of the Walmart Innovation Community.  Contractor has been the head of the Innovation Community for nearly four years and she

The full impact of Amazon’s entry into the Australian market is yet to be felt, but the global retail giant is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing Report, an annual report which ranks the global retailers by revenue, Walmart remains the world’s largest


The retail apocalypse is so overblown by the media and analysts that my head wants to explode. Lazy articles from CNBC and other news outlets clump together store closings from long-dying retailers like Sears and Kmart with those announced by Macy’s. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter I have

After almost two decades dabbling in ecommerce, buying groceries online is now a $1 billion business for both Coles and Woolworths. But even with the supermarket giants enjoying five years of double-digit growth, the sector is still underdeveloped. Online shopping represents an estimated 2.8 per cent of the $108 billion

Groceries, Amazon, Whole Foods Market

Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market, for $42 per share in a deal that values the grocery outlet at $US13.7 billion. The acquisition is seen as a move by Amazon to more aggressively target the grocery section of retail has proven more stubbornly resistant to digital channels. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

retail automation

Sentient machines, neural laces, AI that can beat the world’s best poker players. Wave after wave of developments and news about automation, artificial intelligence, robots and the dawn of another industrial revolution where “30 per cent of human jobs in the next 15 years” will be lost to inexorable developments

Walmart’s ecommerce division is “moving at the speed of a start-up”. And all it took was a $3 billion acquisition. In a direct challenge to Amazon’s dominance in ecommerce and logistics, Walmart now offers free two-day shipping on more than 2 million items, without requiring customers to pay a membership,