Woolworths

“Mall operators in Australia are not anchored around department stores – their business models are instead mainly based around supermarkets,” says Professor Jack Cadeaux, Head of the School of Marketing at UNSW Business School.

Retailers need to focus on the core offering of their products rather than peripherals, and adapt their business models to increasingly fickle and tech-savvy consumers, says a UNSW Business School professor.

Petrol 1

The recent attempt by Woolworths and Coles to extend their supermarket duoploy into petrol retail is against the spirit of Australian competition law, but the ACCC has little recourse to challenge it, writes Michael Peters.