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Australian Retailers Association | Women In Retail Interview

Australian Retailers Association | Women In Retail Interview

In this Q&A style interview with ARA, I cover my thoughts and experience on these popular topics:

  • career path, and where I started

  • investment in Merchandise Planning

  • challenges I have faced

  • what drives me, if not a catchy motivational quote

  • my advice for anyone looking to get into Merchandise Planning

You can watch the video here.

Merchandise Planning and what sets us apart

Merchandise Planning and what sets us apart

A year on from my last showreel with Paul Greenberg - I caught up with Wayne Basking (Deputy CEO, CTO at Booktopia and NORA Network Advisory council member), who did a great job facilitating this chat on a topic that is not always that easy to navigate.

We unpack what Merchandise Planning is all about, clear up some confusion around the term “merchandising”, and reflect on what sets us apart as a business.

World Forum Disrupt | Women In Retail, Sydney

World Forum Disrupt | Women In Retail, Sydney

Glass Ceilings & Glass Slippers

This is the topic I formulated for my keynote, as a guest at the World Forum Disrupt, Women in Retail event - capturing key learnings from both my Corporate and Founder journeys.

You can watch the video and download the PDF’s on my Integrity and Decision Making models here.

6 P's of Merchandise Planning

6 P's of Merchandise Planning

Take a poll on what Merchandise Planning is and does, and you’ll have your work cut out for you interpreting the responses.  I’ve seen and heard many descriptions, most falling short of the true power of Planning.

My mantra “Planning as it should be” is about unlocking that potential.

These 6 P’s explore the less obvious nuances of Merchandise Planning.

The End is the Beginning

The End is the Beginning

At this pivotal time, one of the most powerful factors influencing how the new financial year will start, is how this financial year is going to end.

The closing stock of one time period becomes the opening stock of the next.

This means that how we finish up FY19 is vitally important to how we start FY20;

and how we finish FY19 is directly linked to what we do right now.

(P)Review

(P)Review

Now that we’ve settled down to a panic since my last blog topic, we can start to consider what needs to happen before the end of this financial year.

Review is a good place to start – an assessment of past performance to gain insights and learnings. What I’ve observed is how many businesses do this step, tick the box and leave it there, without actively translating it into a Preview – an extrapolation of those insights, combined with direction, interpreted into a strategy.