Retail

Retail | Research & Forecast Report H2 2017
Colliers
November 2017

Collier’s latest report examines the key trends influencing various retail markets across Australia and New Zealand. We specifically look at:

  • Retail market trends
  • National CBD retail precincts
  • Shopping centres
  • Large Format Retail

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Cushman & Wakefield
Retail Evolutions: Shops to Warehouses
June 2017

The rise of e-commerce in Australia and the coming of Amazon is not all bad for Australian commercial real estate. It creates an opportunity for small retailers and is driving demand for storage/warehouse space. Mobile technology and the arrival of international retailers like Zara and Uniqlo has sped up the evolutionary process in the Australian retail environment with the arrival of the retail giant Amazon likely to cause further disruption.

Amazon is not just a mega retailer, it is also a marketplace or platform for small retailers. In the US in Q1 2017 third-party sellers accounted for 50% of Amazon’s paid unit sales. Expansion of third-party sellers has been rapid, with Amazon’s income from services to third-parties rising by 43% between 2015 and 2016.

The rise of e-commerce in Australia has helped drive demand for storage space. Both the large scale logistic complexes as well as smaller storage facilities currently used by traders on platforms like eBay and Gumtree.If Australian third-party sales on Amazon increase at a similar rate to the US, demand for small storage/warehouse space in Australia is likely to continue to rise.​

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Retail Insights – Innovation in Retail
CommBank
January 2017

This special edition explores the state of innovation in Australian retail today. CBA look at who’s innovating, what they’re doing to transform their businesses, and their return on investment through both higher earnings and an enhanced competitive edge.

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CommBank Retail Insights
CBA
2017

CommBank Retail insights is a wide ranging analysis of the Australian retail sector. The is edition looks at the results of two surveys –

  • An in-depth survey of Australian retailers carried out by ACA Research in January and February 2017.
  • A survey of 2,195 business owners, decision-makers and managers carried out by DBM consultants in August and September 2016.

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Retail Research and Forecast Report First Half 2017
Colliers
May 2017

Colliers latest Retail & Forecast Report, First Half 2017 examines the key trends influencing various retail markets across Australia and New Zealand. We specifically look at:

  • Factors influencing retailers, consumers and landlords
  • National CBD retail precincts
  • Shopping centres
  • Large Format Retail

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Australian Retail Insights – 2017 – Cyclical and Structural Changes Reshaping the Retail Landscape
Cushman & Wakefield
March 2017

Key Australian Retail report insights:

  • What’s driving retail turnover?
  • How are retailers responding to cyclical changes?
  • Which retailers are benefiting from structural changes?
  • How is retail development responding to demographic and urban change?
  • What’s driving the investment market?
  • Where will liquidity come from?
  • Are we at the peak? Which way will retail property yields move in 2017?

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Retail, wholesale, and distribution outlook 2017 An industry trends analysis
Deloitte
February 2017

Is disruption the new normal? Deloitte’s latest  retail, wholesale, and distribution industry outlookexamines how disruption is shaking up consumer behaviors and preferences and causing businesses to rapidly evolve as a result.
By enabling technology, reinventing brands, and exploring new business models, companies in the retail, wholesale, and distribution industry are preparing for a range of possible changes.
Outlook highlights include:

  • Retailers should anticipate confident spending throughout 2017, but expect unprecedented competition.
  • The election cycle has impacted the economy and consumer spending; find out how.
  • Can product uniqueness can beat price, promotion, and placement with tough-to-impress consumers?

Artificial intelligence holds great promise for stream-lining business processes and improving customer service—all while reducing operating costs.

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Key Australian Retail Sales Transactions
Savills
Janaury 2017

Savills Key Transactions documents are designed to highlight important transactions in Australia’s property markets, providing key metrics and insights into the top transactions as selected by Savills operatives in each market. The transactions are preceded by a concise analysis of transaction activity in the market at large and in each state. Analysis of the current state of the market, factors driving the market, participants and major moves in key indicators are also discussed.

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Retail Research and Forecast Report – Second Half 2016
Colliers
November 2016

Colliers latest report examines the key trends influencing various retail markets across Australia and New Zealand. Colliers specifically look at:

  • Factors influencing retailers, consumers and landlords
  • National CBD retail precincts
  • Shopping centres
  • Large Format Retail

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Urban World, The Global Consumers To Watch:
McKinsey Global Institute
April 2016

Sweeping demographic change is transforming the world economy. In 2015, MGI explored the impact of an aging world on global GDP growth, and the imperative to boost productivity to make up for slowing growth in the labor pool. Now they turn more specifically to how slowing population growth is likely to shape global consumption over the next 15 years, with a focus on large cities whose inhabitants will generate over 90 percent of consumption growth between 2015 and 2030.

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How We Shop Now: What’s Next?
Westfield
February 2016

Westfield has launched a new report – ‘How We Shop Now: What’s Next?,’ which unveils the five key trends that will shape tomorrow’s retail industry. The future retail report draws on interviews with leading experts over 13,000 people across the UK and USA to show how emerging consumer trends will shape future stores.

Combined, the trends paint a picture of what the store of the future is likely to look like. It reveals that shoppers are looking to physical retailers to go beyond the transaction and provide richer experiences to the consumer.

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Closing The Digital Divide: IoT In Retail’s Transformative Potential
Deloitte University Press
14 January 2016

The Internet of Things is poised to transform the retail industry, virtually eliminating the choice/customization trade-off and redefining sources of competitive advantage. And the return on investment may be more compelling than some retailers appreciate. This report looks at the rise of Internet-enabled retail and what it means for retailers moving forward.

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Closing The Digital Divide: IoT In Retail’s Transformative Potential – The Internet Of Things In The Retail Industry
Tracie Kambies, Michael E. Raynor, Derek M. Pankratz, & Geetendra Wadekar
January 2016

The Internet of Things is poised to transform the retail industry, virtually eliminating the choice/customization trade-off and redefining sources of competitive advantage. And the return on investment may be more compelling than some retailers appreciate.

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Global Powers of Retailing
Deloitte
January 2016

The 19th annual Global Powers of Retailing focuses on the theme of “navigating the new digital divide,” and considers the gap between consumers’ digital behaviours and expectations and retailers’ ability to deliver the desired experiences.

From an Australian perspective, retailers remain optimistic about their fortunes for 2016, even though the globalisation of the Australian retail market is set to continue. Australian retailers therefore face significant challenges in order to meet their growth targets in what is perhaps the most disrupted and competitive of all market sectors.

Key highlights from the Australian research are as follows:

  • Digital influences 40% of retail bricks-and-mortar store visits
  • Sixty Five percent of customers use a digital device before shopping and 31% while shopping
  • Using digital devices to research, find and compare products boosts the conversion of sales by 25%
  • On average, 21% of shoppers think digital increases their overall order size.

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Retail Developers Already Factoring In Driverless Cars into Designs
ICSC / Westfield

December 2015

At the 2015 New York National Conference & Deal Making, sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers, William Hecht, chief operating officer of Westfield U.S., said his company is already factoring in driverless cars in new developments. These visions include larger valet services to accommodate drop-offs, which will lessen the amount of parking necessary, allowing for denser retail properties.

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Connected Retail: Reshaping Tomorrow’s Operating Models And Metrics
PWC
April 2015

In PWC’s Connected Retail series they explore what the customer experience might look like in the near future with retailers needing to be able to ‘connect’ the dots through technology and their own existing systems to offer a far superior customer experience. This change does not come lightly and requires businesses to critically review their internal operations, processes, culture and metrics in order to achieve this. In the world of Connected Retail, a retailers brand will only be as strong as the experiences it creates for its customers.

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Connected Retail
PwC
2015

In their Connected Retail series PwC explore what the customer experience might look like in the near future with retailers needing to be able to ‘connect’ the dots through technology and their own existing systems to offer a far superior customer experience. This change does not come lightly and requires businesses to critically review their internal operations, processes, culture and metrics in order to achieve this.

In the world of Connected Retail, a retailers brand will only be as strong as the experiences it creates for its customers.

Retailers are in a position to connect with customers through technology to offer a far superior experience – anticipating and surpassing their needs and expectations. PwC’s latest publication Connected Retail: Connecting with tomorrow’s customer… now explores what organisations need to do in order to keep pace with the always on and connected ever-evolving customer.

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Westfield: Changing The Face Of Retail
REIT.com
September 2015

Australian businessman Frank Lowy recognized in the 1950s that the future of retail lay in shopping malls, leading him to found Westfield Group. Fast forward to 2015, and his son Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD), sees similar opportunities to change the face of retail.

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NAB Online Retail Sales Index
NAB
Monthly

Based on two million non-cash transactions per day, scaled up to replicate the broad economy, the NAB Online Retail Sales Index tracks online retail spending across sectors, demographics, locations and the breakdown of goods bought from domestic and international online retailers. The index is produced monthly and analysis is provided on a quarterly basis.

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How Clicks Can Grow Bricks: In-Store Digital Redefining The Shopping Experience Of The Future
Megan Treston, Director – Retail Industry Group, Nielsen
August 2015

Imagine a grocery store where you can receive personal recommendations and offers the moment you step in the store; where checkout takes seconds and you can pay for groceries without ever taking out your wallet or leaving your front door. Sound far-fetched? It’s closer than you think. According to Nielsen, while digital is here to stay, the majority of consumers will continue to shop for the bulk of their purchases in store—even if the channels they’re using are changing. Shoppers will use whatever format best suits their needs for convenience, choice and value. Therefore, it is critical that retailers and manufacturers leverage physical and digital assets to optimise the in-store experience.

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Australian Neighbourhood Shopping Centres
Savills Research
August 2015

Savills monitored a record $2.5 billion of neighbourhood shopping centre transactions nationally in the 12 months to June 2015. Find out more about the Australian neighbourhood shopping centre market in their latest Retail Spotlight.

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Spotlight Sub Regional Shopping Centres August 2015
Savills Australia
August 2015

Savills monitored a record $2.1 billion of sub regional shopping centre transactions nationally in the 12 months to June 2015. Find out more about the Australian sub regional shopping centre market in their latest Retail Spotlight.

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Emerging Retail Trends And Current Economic Drivers
MacroPlan Dimasi
Tony Dimasi
May 2015

The Property Council’s annual half day Retail Forum was held on Friday, 15 May and focused on the core issues for the sector. MacroPlan Dimasi’s Managing Director for Retail – Tony Dimasi presented at the morning session, sharing with the audience his insights on Emerging Retail Trends and current economic drivers.

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Australia’s Big Guns: Diversity And Adaptability
MacroPlan Dimasi
Tony Dimasi
March 2015

In this article, Tony Dimasi charts the course of the Australia’s Big Guns shopping centres from their early days to the present time. He contrasts them with their American counterpart and draws some conclusions. Australia’s biggest and best regional centres continue to grow strongly, despite whatever headwinds have been faced by the retail sector more broadly, particularly in the post-GFC period. These iconic retail assets provide an offer which, in terms of its diversity, is unique by world standards – that in essence is their key strength, while their adaptability is another.

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Future Trends In Retail
Retail Advantage
March 2015

The successful retailers are the ones who have adopted an integrated philosophy that allows both the physical shopper and the internet shopper equal opportunities and in most cases equal pricing. However, those that have actually incorporated the two methods by adopting the option of ‘order online and collect in store’ have arguably achieved the best of both worlds. Some retail sectors might not be able to fully adopt this methodology by the very nature of the goods they sell and it is clearly not a panacea to all.

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The Future Of The Shopping Mall
Roberto Fantoni, Fernanda Hoefel and Marina Mazzarolo – McKinsey & Co
November 2014

Officially shopping malls are defined as “one or more buildings forming a complex of shops representing merchandisers, with interconnected walkways enabling visitors to walk from unit to unit.”1 Unofficially, they are the heart and soul of communities, the foundation of retail economies, and a social sanctuary for teenagers everywhere. In recent decades, the concept of the shopping mall, which has its origins in the U.S. and became a full-blown modern retail trend there in the post-WWII years, has proliferated across the globe. The five largest malls in the world now reside in Asia. Despite its ubiquity, the mall as it’s been conceived for the last half century is at a critical inflection point. A storm of global trends are coming together at the same time to cause malls to change the role they play in people’s lives. No longer are they primarily about shopping. Now, when consumers visit malls, they are looking for experiences that go well beyond traditional shopping. In the face of these considerable challenges, malls are seeking to stay relevant, drive growth and boost efficiency. We see successful players investing along three key fronts.

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The Future of Retail: How To Make Your Bricks Click
McKinsey & Company
September 2014

This is no easy time to be a brick and mortar retailer. Across the U.S., sales within physical stores are at a standstill, while those of online retailers zoom along at double digits. Between 2008 and 2013, e-commerce sales grew ten times faster than in-store retail. What’s more, the digital world continues to infiltrate the four walls of traditional stores, where shoppers are armed with smartphones and an entirely new set of expectations. McKinsey discusses how the retailers who thrive in the next decade will be those that reimagine and redefine their stores for the digital age. Brick and mortar retailers have enormous opportunity to leverage the distinct benefits of old fashioned, in-person shopping in ways that digital sites can only dream about. Tomorrow’s winners will be those who are able to transport the digital world into their stores in a manner that delights customers, builds loyalty and generates brand value.

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Welcome To The Mall of 2039: It’s Nothing Like Today
CNBC
July 2014

Forget the fluorescent-lit indoor mall that’s been synonymous with shopping for years. The future of retail will look starkly different 25 years out. This article looks at some of the changes coming to the local shopping centre.

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Future Of Retail Industry
Patrick Dixon
December 2013

Expect a huge revolution in retail trends over the next decade. The video above takes us through a large number of these issues – ranging from consolidation and emergence of super-chains, to the rise of both budget and premium brands, e-commerce, impact of older consumers – and the total transformation in physical retail, that is being driven by mobile technologies in an “always-connected” world, where offline / online merges into one total customer experience.

Price comparison sites are making things very tough for physical retailers with no online presence – and physical retailers that do have websites are faced with a painful e-commerce choice. Do they discount the same products online, or do they try to maintain the same prices in store or on the website?

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The Future Of Retail – Consumer Adaptive Retailing
PwC
July 2012

Online retail is now embedded in consumer’s behaviour and will force changes to the traditional retail operating mode; those retailers that do not move to the new model will not survive. According to the PwC and Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Research 2012 report, the Australian retail landscape is growing at a steady rate. This report identifies a number of factors stimulating growth of Australian online retail.

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The Mall Of The Future
Peter Lowy
Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
2012

Shopping centres have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. But what about the next hundred? According to Peter, The shopping mall of the future will be different but it will survive.he argues that the malls of the future will be distinguished by diversity of tenants, services, and choices for the consumer. Shoppers seeking variety and value, fun and fashion, will find them in the mall. Anchored by supermarkets as well as super discount stores, major department stores as well as fresh food pavilions—all within a single building envelope—these one-stop “all” malls will offer convenience, time savings and powerful allure, functioning as retail magnets, generating a critical mass seldom found in the more traditional fashion malls, and attracting shoppers for repeated visits to a single location. Malls of the future will no doubt include another feature that has been with them since the start—skeptics! But successful operators will win them over as they always have, through creativity, resilience, adaptation and performance.

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