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Managing during economic uncertainty: What Asian retailers need to do to hold up
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As the global economy outlook turns gloomy and uncertainties proliferate, Asian economies have expectedly descended into a downbeat mood. Obviously, what works in fair weather is unlikely to be adequate to cope with the vagaries of the impending economic storm. How can Asian retailers brace themselves for the market turmoil if and when it hits? Industry analysts point out that it essentially boils down to basics: Contingency planning vis-à-vis anticipated change; aligning value proposition to change; and forging synergistic collaboration. Straightforward, but it is not that simple. It requires strong leadership, hard work and, more importantly, plenty of out-of-the-box innovative thinking.

by Steven HL Goh


Steven HL Goh is the executive chairman of RETAIL ASIA. He is also CEO of The Business Company, a consulting firm advising multinational retailers on retail strategies and business development opportunities in the Asia-Pacific.

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2011 Sep Stories:

Managing during economic uncertainty: What Asian retailers need to do to hold up

Innovative Epson – Making game changes that benefit tech-savvy retailers

NRA Show 2011 showed significant signs of growth

Asia’s retail powerhouses – China and India, the emerging global powerhouses; Down but by no means out

ICSC RECon Asia 2011 – Industry leaders to convene in the world’s fastest-growing retail market this November

Mall Group expands supermarket business outside its own malls

More global retailers have taken to the cloud in the past 12 months, says report

Asian consumers are turning to m-commerce

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