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Online retail stiffles price

Retailers will be painfully aware of just how difficult it is to increase margins these days. A Harvard Business School professor puts it down to…

‘Loyalty schmoyalty’ say consumers

While marketers are working on high-falutin’ notions like developing like trust, loyalty and ‘creating a relationship’ between brands and consumers, surpise, surprise, the punters are…

Camera shipments holding up well

Break out the bubbly! Interchangeable camera shipments for the month of April topped both 2016 and 2017 levels, according to the latest figures from Japanese…

Sony winningest in camera comps (FWIW)

If you follow the photo media, you may have noticed that Sony and Nikon have recently issued press releases boasting they have both won Japan…

‘Are you being served?’

It’s hard to know what to make of a new consumer survey in the US by retail consultants HRC Retail Advisory, which indicates that 95…

New camera releases in decline

CIPA figures for the first two months of the year show the compact camera market continuing to drag down worldwide camera shipments overall. Compact camera…

Volume down, value up in camera market

The infographic below from Statisa (“The Statistics Portal’) charts the recent history of the photographic industry via the CIPA (Japanese camera manufacturers) annual shipment data:…

Christmas sales down – unless they are up!

According to marker researcher IBISworld, Australian retailers are expected to struggle with falling December sales…But if alternative predictions from the ARA and Roy Morgan are…

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