“What’s having a ‘plan’ got to do with improved profitability? Everything.”
“Just imagine an industry that worked with and for each other more. Just imagine.”
“There’s only two reasons this shouldn’t be the case in your clothing section; you’re lazy and you don’t care about selling clothing. Sorry to be blunt, but no excuses here folks.”
“The resulting offering merely screams to the customer lack of confidence or sense of choice and lack of availability. Classic customer bounce back stuff folks.”
the bike industry has at least woken up to the fact that growing the spend from women, beyond the traditional kids bikes, baskets and spongy saddles, is not just important; it’s critical.
‘Time to run a bike shop you’d want to shop in yourself.’
“More and more local retailers are now openly admitting to buying more and more of their stock from the very companies they despised and railed against (and still outwardly do).”
No.7. Remember that the walls have ears. The amount of errant intel and useful competitor insights I’ve picked up whilst queuing in the toilets or on the shuttle bus always amazes me.
“where the backroom and bar room chatter reveals the machinations, rumours and insights circulating the global bike industry”
“And those pages in your catalogue with the tanned folk wearing white bibshorts or shorts? Tear them out before you ship them to Australia. Save yourself the freight cost.”