Author: Gary Mortimer

1 December, 2020

Feeling pressured to buy Christmas presents? Read this (and think twice before buying candles)

Novelty items, candles, pamper products and pyjamas top the list of unwanted Christmas gifts. So why not choose a better, greener option?


2 November, 2020

The suburbs are the future of post-COVID retail

CBD retailers were already struggling before the pandemic. The contrast in fortunes with suburban retail activity is stark, and there are good reasons to think the shift could be permanent.


30 October, 2020

How COVID all but killed the Australian CBD

City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.


30 September, 2020

Climate explained: are consumers willing to pay more for climate-friendly products?

Our intention to buy climate-friendly products does not always match our buying behaviour, especially when we pay more for such products.

Marketing Environment and energy

30 June, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced its single biggest investment in logistics infrastructure, spending A$780 million to replace up to 1,300 workers with robots.

Economy Innovation and technology

15 June, 2020

Watch yourself: the self-surveillance strategy to keep supermarket shoppers honest

To curb opportunistic shoplifting, supermarkets want you to know you are being watched. But they're also hoping for self-reflection.


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