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Louise Grimmer

Louise Grimmer

Lecturer in Marketing, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Dr Louise Grimmer is a Lecturer in Marketing and a Retail Researcher in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.

Louise is an active researcher in the areas of issues management and crisis communications in the context of the retail industry, factors affecting small and independent retailers, and how marketing communications can help retailers grow their firms. She is currently conducting the 'Business as Usual' retail research project which is the only known longitudinal study examining the importance of various resources on the performance of small, independent retail firms. Louise is also leading a research project ‘Just Like the Locals’ which examines the impact of Airbnb host recommendations in encouraging tourist visitation to local shops and restaurants. A third project 'Marketing the City' is currently being conducted across four sites in Tasmania, Australia. Her other research interests are supermarket and department store retailing and how the digital economy is transforming traditional modes of shopping.

Louise is the Founder and Convener of the Tasmanian Retail Network which brings together retailers, retail marketers, students and academics. Louise is a Certified Practising Marketer and a member of the Australian Marketing Institute, the American Marketing Institute, the Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand, and she is a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management.

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Jul 18, 2022 07:05 am UTC| Economy

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The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

Jan 22, 2021 07:50 am UTC| Business

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia. The two stores one in Sydneys inner-west suburb of Marrickville, the other in the outer...

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Nov 02, 2020 07:05 am UTC| Economy

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Blind bags: how toy makers are making a fortune with child gambling

Dec 19, 2019 02:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

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No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

Jul 19, 2018 14:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

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Jun 06, 2018 07:33 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

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Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Apr 12, 2018 15:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences. Interactive kiosks, mobile-friendly websites and transactional apps have become the...

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Economy

McDonald's is returning to Ukraine after shutting down six months ago due to the Russian invasion.

McDonalds announced on Thursday, Aug. 11, that it has decided to re-open some of its restaurant outlets in Ukraine. The fast-food brands return to the country comes after it shut down its stores six months ago due to the...

Lyons Magnus' expanded beverage recall now includes the risk of botulinum food poisoning.

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KFC Australia added its first plant-based food item to the menu but for a limited time only.

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HiteJinro has yet to reach a settlement with its unionized drivers even after five months into the conflict.

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GS Retail decided to cease the operations of its Lalavla H&B stores due to sales decline.

GS Retail Co. owns Lalavla health and beauty stores in South Korea. The supermarket chain company announced on Thursday, Aug. 11, that it would be closing all of its Lalavla outlets after 17 years since entering the health...

Politics

In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.

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The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.

The Swedish government agreed this week to extradite a man convicted of fraud to Turkey. The extradition comes as Turkey demanded several people be extradited as part of the deal for the countrys bid to join the NATO...

Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.

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A bombing at a seminary in Kabul killed prominent Taliban scholar Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani.

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Science

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The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

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Technology

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Apple is reportedly increasing its investments in the podcast arena by closing deals with more production studios for original content. But this effort will not only benefit Apples podcast business as the iPhone maker...

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will raise iPhone 14 costs, possibly increasing the base model’s price to nearly $1,000

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Samsung Electronics made deals with several South Korean physical retailers to promote the use of Samsung New Galaxy NFTs. The retailers include Samsung Digital Plaza, Shilla Duty-Free Shop, Show Golf, and E...
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