Australian retail veteran, Roger Corbett, who needs no introduction, has just ended his most recent stint as an advisor to the board of Woolworths. In this special instalment of From The Source, Inside Retail speaks broadly with Corbett on his views on key issues in Australian retail.
Justin Grey: Was the Aldi threat to Australian supermarkets underestimated?
Roger Corbett: Aldi around the world, and Lidl, who is about to come into the market in Australia, are extremely effective operators. And they are opening price point operators, so where retailers give them the opportunity to have the opening price point in categories, they take it. And they are very effective.