Grant Arnott

Grant Arnott is the Publisher of Power Retail, Australia's number one news and information resource for online and multichannel retailers. Grant has a specialist business publishing background spanning more than a decade, and contributes regularly to a multitude of print and digital business media. Follow Grant on Twitter and Google+ or connect with him through LinkedIn

Grant’s Articles

HOT TOPIC: To Flash or not to Flash

Maligned and lauded in equal measures, Adobe’s Flash application has been a much discussed topic in e-commerce, particularly given Apple’s staunch anti-Flash stance for its suite of mobile devices. We consulted a number of industry experts for their opinion on the use of Flash in e-commerce sites, and now put it to the online retail community – what’s your take on Flash?

Online Retailer Expo & Conference

The second annual Online Retailer Expo & Conference has almost drawn to a conclusion, with the Website Optimisation Masterclass and the e-Christmas: 2010 Christmas Online Retail Strategies & Planning in session as I write. From our perspective, and admittedly we are strongly biased with our organisational involvement in the event, Online Retailer 2010 has been […]

Big Brown Box wins Best Site Design!!!

Big Brown Box has taken out the honours for Best Site Design, sponsored by Power Retail, at the Online Retail Industry Awards. In one of the most hotly contested categories, Big Brown Box’s combination of usability, features and smart design impressed the nine-strong panel of judges. At a star-studded (literally) night hosted by James O’Loghlin […]

Online Retailer has arrived

It’s here – again. The biggest event in the internet retail industry in Australia is back on at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, starting in 30 minutes from now! We at Power are heavily involved in the event, working with all of the fantastic speakers to ensure the best and brightest minds in […]

IBM acquires Coremetrics

IBM continues its expansive acquisition program with the agreement announced today to acquire Coremetrics, one of the most recognised global names in web analytics software.  Coremetrics, a privately held company based in San Mateo, California, will expand IBM’s business analytics capabilities by enabling organisations to use a cloud-based delivery model to gain real-time insight into […]

James O’Loghlin to Headline Online Retail Industry Awards Presentation

With the biggest ever Australian online retail industry “night of nights” fast approaching, we can confirm James O’Loghlin, host of The New Inventors on ABC, will present the evening’s entertainment. The black tie event will be held on Thursday 8 July at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Ballroom, with the who’s who of Australian […]

Walmart wakes up to ecommerce potential

US retail giant Walmart has conceded it is losing ground in the cyberspace race. Speaking at the ‘Next Generation Walmart’ shareholders meeting, President and CEO Mike Duke admitted that the internet is an area the company needed to significantly improve. “Leadership is not an entitlement, especially in our business,” said Duke. “We’ve made significant investments in […]

Finalists Announced – Online Retail Industry Awards

After much deliberation and debate, the finalists for the inaugural Online Retail Industry Awards have emerged. Congratulations to the shortlisted entrants who proceed to the final stages of judging, with one winner to be announced for each category, and one contender from all categories to be named Online Retailer of the Year for 2010. For […]