Retail Doctor Group launches “Fit for Business” breakfast featuring Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart: One of Australia’s Biggest Retail Transformations


Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart, will join Brian Walker, CEO and Founder of Retail Doctor Group, for an exclusive discussion on the transformation of Kmart into one of the most profitable department store chains in Australia.

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Retail Doctor Group, with event partner CitiXsys, will host the breakfast conferences on 3rd March 2016 in Melbourne and 17th March 2016 in Sydney. Whether you’re the CEO of a large multinational supermarket chain or the owner of an independent boutique, 2016 will no doubt bring new challenges, as the pace of change accelerates and competition from global giants heats up.

So how do you transform your business to ensure you’re the “fittest” retailer in the field? Find out from one of the industry’s leading transformers, Guy Russo, at Retail Doctor Group’s “Fit for Business” breakfasts this March. From the brink of bankruptcy to a billion-dollar business, Russo will share his unique story on how he transformed Kmart into one of the most profitable listed department store chains in Australia, with sales of $4.5 billion in 2014– 2015.

Joined on stage by Brian Walker, CEO and Founder of Retail Doctor Group, audiences will leave inspired with actionable business fitness™ tips and insights to implement within their own retail business. With Russo recently announcing plans to double the size of his department store business and drive revenue to $10 billion, these events will reveal exclusive insights into the inner workings of this transformative retail store. “We are delighted to feature Guy Russo, CEO of Kmart, as our keynote speaker. The transformation of Kmart under his leadership in a period of great sector change is a wonderful lesson in transformational retail building business fitness. Join us to learn in this rich and informative presentation from one of the industry’s most successful leaders,” said Walker.

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Described by The Australian Retailers Association as “inspiring” and “insightful”, the Retail Doctor Group “Fit for Business” breakfast series has successfully run for over six years. A well-respected and high-profile event in the retail calendar, the Retail Doctor Group “Fit for Business” breakfasts have previously hosted high-profile guest speakers such as Bernie Brookes (former CEO) of Myer, Peter Birtles of Super Retail Group, and Stuart Machin of Target. Retail Doctor Group, with event partner CitiXsys, will host this “Fit For Business” Breakfast with Russo in Melbourne on 3rd March 2016 from 7:30 am (venue TBC) followed by the Sydney breakfast on 17th March 2016 at 7:30 am at Dockside, Darling Harbour.

Early-bird tickets are available now for a limited time only at  http://retaildoctorgroup.eventbrite.com/. The event proudly supports the charity Half the Sky Foundation Australia, with the goal of enhancing the lives and prospects of orphaned children in China through development and aid projects