How To Ensure Your Retail Business Succeeds Post Covid-19 (Part 6)

Here we are at the conclusion of our I.M.P.A.C.T framework where we talk about the different technologies your brand needs to be looking into to stay relevant in this post Covid-19 era. Whenever the topic of technology is brought up it seems to be a difficult conversation with most retail owners. The reason for this 

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How To Ensure Your Retail Business Succeeds Post Covid-19 (Part 5)

As this pandemic continues to wear on us, it is important as retail brand owners that we understand what our customers are going through. In my last post I spoke about how your retail brand can work with strategic partners to reach more customers. Today we are going to look at the 5th phase of 

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How to ensure your Retail Business succeeds Post Covid-19 (Part 4)

As we have reached the middle point of our series, let’s do a quick recap. We started our  I.M.P.A.C.T Framework analysis with the Investigate phase where we looked at all the external factors affecting our retail business post-crisis. We then moved on to the Manage phase where we had to look internally into our business 

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Beyond Retail Store Design

This is article was first published in Focus Malaysia Property Section in the Oct 26 – November 1, 2019 edition. Should you have any queries you can contact the writers at connect@viscreative.com Today’s article is based on a topic which we shared during the recent Council of Asian Shopping Centers (CASC) 2019 Conference held in 

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Pop Up Stores as the Future of Retail

If you take a walk around most malls today, chances are you may come across a fair bit of empty lots which have not been rented out. Rather than looking at these as a reflection of the state of things, we look at these empty lots as opportunities for mall owners to tap upon a 

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3 Things Which You Could Be Doing Wrong and it is Causing Your Restaurant to Fail – Part 1

We all know that running a restaurant business is hard. In fact, a study shows that failure rates of restaurants to be about 60% in the first 3 years of their business. That means more than half of all restaurants that open in year 1 will be shut by year 3 of their operations. Why is that?   

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Does the size of a shopping mall matter?

Note: This was an article which we wrote and appeared first in a publication called “Focus Malaysia”  for their August 25 – 31, 2018 issue. Do get it in news stands and bookstores such as MPH. Shopping… some would call it the favourite past time of most Malaysians and that could be a fair assessment of 

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3 Key Strategies to Ensure Your Mall Survives the Retail Apocalypse

No matter how you look at it, we have a problem here in Malaysia, there are too many developments which have or are planning to have a retail component within their development plans. Couple that with a recent Star newspaper article which stated that for 2017 retail sales in Malaysia were down 1.1% in Q3. 

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3 Things you need to do NOW to bring in more customers to your restaurant

Success in your restaurant or cafe business can sometimes be a difficult thing to grasp but in general, success is defined simply as more customers = more success for your restaurant business. As a retail coach I have seen too many situations where restaurant and café owners do not focus on this basic fundamental question, 

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Part 1: 3 Things You Need to Build a Profitable Food & Beverage Business

Food. It brings people together, it tears them apart and occasionally it forces people to take sides. People have really strong opinions about their choice of food and restaurants which they visit. So whether you are running a restaurant or planning to do so, its important for you to understand these 3 elements which in 

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