About Us

Retail Akumyn is leading the way in the field of retail data analytics, insights and services. Our team has the expertise to help you get a competitive advantage in a crowded market.

Retail Akumyn was founded in 2015 and our highly skilled team bring experience from the Retail FMCG and Healthcare Industries, extensive knowledge of data analytics and a deep understanding of the challenges facing retail businesses today. We have pooled our varied and relevant experience to bring you the tools you need to get valuable and timely business insights that can allow you to respond quickly to market changes, giving you a competitive advantage.

In-depth and timely analytics and insights deliver improved business outcomes, whether you are a store, retail group or supplier.

Every company is a data company, it’s what you do with your data that matters. We are passionate about helping business leverage information.

“Great insights drive great companies” is our philosophy and it is our mission to help businesses leverage information by delivering innovative services that bring insights that can transform their business.

Management Team

Andy Jackson

Andy has over 20 years of senior business experience in the Healthcare Industry with IMS Health, both in Asia Pacific and Europe. He has extensive strategic and operational experience covering both Pharma and Pharmacy sectors.

Andy has held leadership roles in management, finance and operations. He has been responsible for developing growth strategies and identifying and executing acquisitions, investments and alliances to support business growth.

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Michael Dixon

Michael commenced his career at The Nielsen Company in Sydney providing decision support services to the FMCG industry. He was a founding Director of Aztec Information Systems (now IRi). These companies have dominated the supply and analysis of information in the grocery sector in Australia.

He has developed systems for sourcing, processing and delivering information products to retail organizations and has worked throughout Australasia with Coles, Woolworths, Tesco, Big C, Carrefour and their suppliers such as Nestlé, P&G, Simplot, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pepsi and many others.

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Peter Fernie

Peter co-founded Retail Akumyn in 2015 and is a founding Director of Akumyn and Hoed Research.

Prior to starting these businesses Peter had over 25 years of senior management and ownership experience leading IT and Business Development experience for Unisys; The Nielsen Company; WPP and Securus Global.

Peter received a B.Bus from Charles Sturt University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Hugh Watters

Hugh has more than 40 years’ experience within Convenience Retailing. After more than 20 years with BP in various senior roles, followed by time in Business Development and Finance, Hugh co- founded UCB and founded New Sunrise, both buying groups supporting independent retailers.

Hugh is a founder of Fix Convenience and Fix Corp, both retail services support companies.  Recently, Fix Corp has merged with Retail Akumyn to extend their range of services offered.

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Phil Alexander
General Manager Product & Software Development

Phil has over 20 years of experience building innovative software applications predominantly in the health and retail industries. He has extensive hands-on experience with information technologies, successful company start-ups and has led product and development teams focused on client service and product delivery.

Phil led the development team at GuildCare and has worked with industry leaders such as Fred IT, Corum Group, Pharmacy Guild, Medical Director and many others.

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Retail Akumyn was one of the best decisions I made during my shop fit.  Adam and his team were extremely professional and the level of knowledge they displayed made it easy for me to make quick, impactful decision about product ranging, layout and an opening marketing strategy.  I honestly do not believe my first day of trade would have been as impactful as it was if I didn’t use Retail Akuymn.  Highly recommended for anyone that is either opening a new store, shopfitting or simply needing an uplift in their business.

– Adam Walsh, healthSAVE West Wylong

Retail Akumyn has been invaluable in lifting our merchandising standards to match those of any retail environment.
Retail Akumyn completed an entire store relay for our rebranding/relaunch after a full shop refit. Since then Retail Akumyn have provided a customised maintenance program that has cost-effectively maintained our retail standards. From day to day merchandising to in-store promotional activations, Retail Akumyn have not only set a standard of excellence but have enabled my staff to execute the same between visits.
Retail Akumyn have certainly aided in creating a strong and professional retail offer allowing me to focus on engaging with my patients. A strong retail offer complements those engagements.
Retail Akumyn understand the complexities of the contemporary retail environment in our industry and were able to customise their service to achieve my specific objectives.

– Jayson Atkins, Atkins Pharmacies