Peter James Ryan

Peter James Ryan

Peter James Ryan is a strategic business consultant with over 25 years of marketing, business consulting and promotional experience. Ryan has been responsible for the development of some of Australiaʼs leading retail initiatives, retail brands, retail products, retail environments, retail promotions and retail services through both virtual and physical retail.

Peter James Ryan, Author at Inside Retail

Data can’t save our department stores

Can someone explain how retailers that sit on some of the world’s richest sources of big data, fail to compete with those who, in some instances, have none?

It’s all in the detail

Modern retailers need to display they care or the cash register won’t ring.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, so who is the cheapest of them all?

Retail is overdue for a clean out and we’re in the middle of it now – globally.

Global sourcing has stuffed fashion – globally

The current cycle of formulaic trend to factory source will not survive the next decade without massive casualties.

All it takes is enhanced basics to win

To win in retail you don’t engage in a race to the bottom.

What if Amazon is the trigger for the next tech wreck?

The “belief” in Amazon is about a future that may or may not eventuate.

When the smoke clears, it’s all about product and experience

The management view that everything can be cut down to ‘international benchmarks’ is formulaic nonsense.

Cost cutting is not growth

Many Australian retail business models are being compared to ‘the walking dead’.

Our people aren’t stupid

In a world preoccupied with performance at all costs, the language of ‘staff loyalty’ does not fit.

Technology is making us stupid

We are ending up with a ‘tick the box’ process based industry and dumbing down retail models, experience and talent.

The SumoSalad syndrome

Resentment toward the ‘negotiation’ of retail lease renewals by tenants has been simmering for a long period of time.

Retail reality is about to bite

Boards, investors and financiers are forcing retail operators into decisions that cannot work long term.

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