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24 07 2017

Dubai’s Retail Philosophy: “Build what they want and they will come”

As the market expands in terms of population, tourist numbers, and airport arrivals – Dubai still sticks to its philosophy of “Build it and they shall come”. However, now the government and its subsidiaries are focused on strategy and planning before committing themselves to another “superlative” development. Thus, their newly tweaked philosophy is “Build what they want and they will come”.

24 07 2017

Overcoming the Challenges of PCI-DSS compliance

PKF Malaysia’s Stevie Heong reflects on the challenges of a recent PCI-DSS project and the key learning points for retailers to ensure an effective implementation

24 07 2017

Snapchat. Instagram. FOMO. How are retailers interacting with millennials?

Ben Rookes, Corporate Finance Partner at Cooper Parry, looks at how millennials are driving new trends and the impact this is having on the retail sector.

24 07 2017

We're changing how we shop. How are retailers keeping up?

Ben Rookes, Corporate Finance Partner at Cooper Parry, considers the importance of technology in retailing and how it can create competitive advantage.

24 07 2017

Same-day delivery. Online ordering. How is our need for convenience changing the retail sector?

Convenience is not a new concept in the retail industry. Local corner shops, take-away restaurants and even milkmen, for example, were the original pioneers of ‘convenience retailing’. But where once the Friday night fish and chip run meant a walk or drive to the local ‘chippie’, today technology is not only making the delivery process easier, it is opening up a new world of culinary purchasing possibilities.

24 07 2017

IFRS 16 – the commercial impact on retailers and how to plan for it

If you work for a retailer you’ll probably do a lot of leasing; stores, offices, distribution centres, machinery, vehicles and so on. And this means the new accounting standard, IFRS 16 is going to have a huge impact on your business.

15 02 2017

PKF responds to IAASB paper on data analytics

Today, PKF International submitted a response to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (IAASB) ‘Request for Input – Exploring the Growing Use of Technology in the Audit, with a Focus on Data Analytics’.

24 11 2016

Do retailers work all hours?

'Open All Hours' perhaps epitomises the cliche that Britain is an island of shop owners and projects a true picture of the sacrifices retailers endure to survive in a competitive market

01 11 2016

Clicks vs Bricks

Gabe Lengua of PKF O’Connor Davies looks at the options available to retailers in the US market

01 11 2016

Credit Card Risk

PKF Malaysia’s Stevie Heong looks at the risks attached to holding customer data and how businesses can mitigate them.

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