Brian is a leading media commentator on retail issues, regularly appearing on ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair and Channel 7 Today Tonight.

Drawing on his 20 years of experience in retail senior management with leading retailers such as The Athletes Foot, Optus, Angus & Coote, Westfield, KFC and Woolworths, Brian Walker has become Australia’s most sought after headline retail speaker Australia on all aspects of retail.

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Consortium of private investors buys troubled sportswear brand BLK

A private consortium of Fijian and Timor-Leste investors has bought troubled sportswear manufacturer BLK from receivers McGrathNicol.

The consortium, lead by Timor-Leste oil and energy company Esperança Timor Oan (ETO), acquired BLK from its parent company […]

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Amazon and its much anticipated arrival on Aussie shores

What it means for local retailers.

 March 1: Wesfarmers MD fears power of Amazon

Wesfarmers group managing director Richard Goyder has warned of the dangers of US online retail behemoth Amazon to local retailers. Speaking […]

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Howards Storage World collapses into voluntary administration – Brian Walker comments

Retail chain Howards Storage World has collapsed into voluntary administration just weeks before Christmas.

Administrators from Deloitte were appointed to the retailer on Friday, December 9, with Vaughan Strawbridge and David Lombe appointed to manage […]

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The Future of Target: Brian Walker on Today Extra

Brian Walker, CEO of Retail Doctor Group joined the team at Today Extra this morning to discuss the future of Target as Guy Russo plans to cancel its annual toy sales, stop selling pet […]

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Chapter 11: Quiksilver has a “massive challenge” to avoid financial wipeout in the US – retail speaker Brian Walker comments

By Broede Carmody

Iconic surfwear brand Quiksilver will have its work cut out if it is to recover, after the brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US yesterday.

The US operation of Quiksilver intends […]

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Shelf life: IGA tops supermarket loyalty stakes as just 7% of shoppers exclusively buy at Aldi – Retail expert, Brian Walker comments

By Renee Thompson

Australia’s grocery buyers are proving brand loyalty is not foremost when it comes to the large supermarkets they shop at, with a survey published this week showing more than two thirds of […]

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Sneakerboy rocks retail

“Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.”
– Naveen Jain
“Love this business” not because […]

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Retail chain with $16 million in turnover for sale as owner eyes retirement – headline retail speaker, Brian Walker comments

By Eloise Keating

A retail chain with 13 stores across South Australia is on the market, with the owner revealing he plan to retire.

Ned’s was founded in 1985 and sells affordable homewares and gifts, including […]

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Money News with Ross Greenwood – Retail Expert Australia, Brian Walker comments

Last week retail expert Australia Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group was a guest on the Money News show hosted by Ross Greenwood on 2GB. Click here to listen again. 

Greenwood reviews the […]

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Cotton On’s ambitious plans: 153 stores to open before Christmas – retail speaker, Brian Walker comments

By Renee Thompson

Clothing retailer Cotton On is attempting a feat that most retailers would never dream of: it plans to open more than one new store a day before Christmas.

As retailers around the country […]

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Myer stakes fashion rep on Topshop – Retail expert, Brian Walker comments

Myer is buying a slice of Topshop’s Australian arm and bringing the cult fast-fashion brand into its department stores as it attempts to regain its retail mojo.

From November, Myer will roll out Topshop Topman […]

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Myer buys into TopShop to address falling profits – Brian Walker, retail speaker comments

By Cara Waters

Myer is buying 25% of the Australian TopShop franchise in a bid to boost its ailing balance sheet with the retail giant reporting today a 21% drop in underlying net profit to […]

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SMH: Power point battle as Harvey Norman faces Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi in ‘blender wars’ – Retail speaker, Brian Walker comments

By Patrick Hatch

Harvey Norman will take the fight to new competitors if a predicted price war on small home appliances breaks out.

Dick Smith and JB Hi-Fi are muscling in on the $1.7 billion market […]

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Smart Company: British are coming: Reiss clothing to open in Australia – Retail expert speaker, Brian Walker comments

By Renee Thompson

UK fashion chain Reiss clothing is set to open its first Australian store next year in what is the latest example of a large overseas retailer coming to Australian shores.

The retailer, which […]

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