The Retail Digest


For 20 years the Oxford Institute of Retail Management produced the Retail Digest.

Published first in 1993, the Digest provided retail practitioners, analysts and academics with worldwide perspectives and authoritative insights into the retail industry. Drawing on the Institute's unique global network, it combined articles, interviews, reviews, forecasts and commentaries written by industry experts from within each of their respective countries.

The Digest had become a bi-annual publication between 2011 and 2013, which provided reflection and analysis from the Institute's research team and network members. 

Past issues
The Retail Digest - Winter 2012/13
Winter 2012/13
Volume 20 Issue 1

In this issue:

  • New technologies, business models and customer experience: The Oxford Retail Futures Conference 2012
  • Fashion e-commerce: Consumers' shopping experiences in the UK and Spain compared
  • Consumer India: The metamorphosis
  • Capturing the uncertainties of retail development in emerging markets: The Indian perspective
  • Is small social? Understanding the social and economic importance of convenience stores
  • How retailers drive value through innovation
  • The growth of UK online grocery retailing into a multichannel service
  • How to think strategically about retail brand extensions
  • Benetton 2.0: Re-energising a retail fashion brand

Summer 2012
Volume 19 Issue 1

In this special edition:

  • The impact of natural disasters on Japanese retailers
  • Foreign direct investment: Lessons from emerging markets
  • Corporate image in the colours of sustainability: Examples from Tesco, Carrefour and Metro in Asia-Pacific countries
  • The setback of Best Buy in China
  • School cooperative societies in Malaysia: The inconspicuous but unique retail format
  • A gap in the food retail modernisation in Malaysia
  • An Islamic retail approach: The Malaysian experience
  • The story behind Mydin - The Malaysian retailer
  • Competition law cases on food retail industry: Indonesia's experience
  • A decade after liberalization of India's retail industry: Outcomes and policy responses
  • Foreign labour in the Malaysian retail industry: Policies and challenges