Business School


27 April 2017

Just as Airbnb disrupted the hotel sector and Uber disrupted the taxi industry, retail is facing its own disruptions. The entry of global retailers has put pressure on incumbent players. While fashion retailers and department stores have already felt the impact, UK retailer JD Banks and French retailer Decathlon will add pressure to the Australian sporting goods sector.

Consumer electronics retailers have expressed concerns about Amazon’s rumoured of entry later in 2017. Aldi continues to expand across Australia, creating price pressure for supermarkets, while in contrast, South African owned David Jones launches back into a premium food offer. Consumers are seeking value, not just low prices. As such, Sephora, TX Maxx and Harris Scarfe have positioned themselves toward this shopper and indicated plans for expansion. Meanwhile, retailers appear overwhelmed by the volume of data now at their fingertips.

In our first retail-themed Business Breakfast for 2017, National Retailers Association CEO, Dominique Lamb and QUT’s retail expert Assoc. Prof. Gary Mortimer, explore these trends, threats and offer possible solutions to an ever changing retail landscape.

27 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
7:30am - 9:00am
Level 10, Z Block, Gardens Point
The Gibson Room
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Business Breakfast 'Retail Disruption: trends transforming the retail landscape' hosted by QUT School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations


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