Pricing, range and location all play a role when we choose a supermarket, but what can they do to make us change our minds? Our Retail Reboot concludes with a week of shopping at a "new look" Coles store.
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Gadgets and phones are a huge market online, but that hasn't stopped Apple opening 13 stores in Australia since 2008. What makes its outlets so successful? Our Retail Reboot series continues with a venture into the world of suburban Mac lovers.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Woolworths has plans to spend more than $400 million this year on its new Masters Home Improvement stores to try and compete with hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse . Can shiny floors, magazines, McDonald's and appliances make the difference? Our Retail Reboot heads to the first Masters outlet in Braybrook.
Some retailers (yes, we're looking at you Gerry Harvey) love to complain about how online shopping is destroying their business. But change is a continuous force in retail, and constant reinvention has been a requirement long before building a web site become important as well. Just how well do some recent shop revamps stack up, and will they seduce you into spending more money?