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The world is waiting for the ‘new normal’ since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In itself, it’s an acceptance that things will never be the same; but...

It’s Big Guns time again – how the time flies! Last year was a tough one for retail. It’s not just the e-commerce competition, high levels of debt and low wage...

Not often we feature a retailer in our cover story; we’ve done it before, but only when that retailer has a significant influence on our business. We all know...

Another great issue and running through it all – ‘community’. There are still some sceptics out there; I know because I meet them. Yes, there are still some...

I always like the CBD Guns issue because the contributions from our writers are always so engaging. Check out Louise Burke’s article on the Melbourne CBD and...

Big Guns issue; always an interesting time. Almost without exception, the CEOs, in the CEO Outlook remark on the resilience of our industry. In difficult times...

I’m writing from China, a country where I spend five to six months a year. The country’s ’11.11’ day is over. ‘Singles’ Day’ (or ‘Guanggun Jie’) is its...

At SCN, we’ve had a period of ‘community’ since our last issue. We spent time with SCA Property Group – this month’s Cover Story. Both Anthony Mellowes (CEO)...

This edition’s Cover Story features AMP’s Bayfair Shopping Centre in the City of Tauranga, New Zealand. I went over there to visit the centre and met the...

We’ve had a lot happening at SCN since our last issue… The major event of our year – the Big Guns lunch – occurred and as always, it was a great day. The...

Christmas has moved from the horizon and is now in full sight. We usually make predictions, and most of the time we get it right! Although the retail outlook...

The fact that retail sales across Australia were ‘flat’ is a statistic. As a statistic, it’s undoubtedly true, but the reality is that retail sales were...

Throughout this issue, in articles from Fast Food to Design, from Leasing to Legal, from Marketing to Trends and everything in between, there runs a thread...

Big Guns time again; how the year flies by! It’s also ‘CEO Outlook’ time again. There’s talk this year of the ‘Trump factor’, a lot about ‘Shopper Experience’...

What an eventful period since the last issue!  The SCCA held two major events using Sydney’s Westin Hotel Ballroom. First was the Stephen Lowy lunch, followed...

There's been a lot going on during the last month! First it was the official opening of Pacific Fair, which was a great event, great turnout and a great centre...

Two columns in this edition have prompted these following thoughts. The first is by Angus Nardi of the SCCA in which he talks about some interests trying to...

We’re online! This opens up a whole new world for us. We at SCN love the print media; we’ll never give it up but we understand the world is changing, in fact...

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