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More than half of retailers aren’t meeting their sales targets

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  • August 16, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
More than half of retailers aren’t meeting their sales targets

The quarter to June 30th has been a disappointing one for the 51 percent of retailers, according to Retail NZ’s latest Retail Radar Report. More than half of the respondents failed to meet their sales targets, citing aggressive competition and constant discounting; competition from foreign websites; and consumer uncertainty caused by the upcoming election.

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The Consequential Truth of Cyber Crime

  • In Association with NZI
  • August 16, 2017
The Consequential Truth of Cyber Crime

There are estimated to be 500,000 companies in New Zealand - more than half of those businesses don’t have a cyber crime response plan, according to PWC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey.

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The anatomy of a cyber attack

Have you ever wondered how susceptible your business is to a cyber attack? Find out what happened when a small beauty business owner named Paige, ...

 
 
 
 
 

Aussie wine retailer Vinomofo wants to go “full grassroots” in New Zealand

  • News
  • August 15, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Aussie wine retailer Vinomofo wants to go “full grassroots” in New Zealand

Australian wine company Vinomofo differentiates itself in the crowded liquor sales market by taking a members-only approach to wine sales online. Co-founder and chief executive Justin Dry met with The Register on a recent trip to New Zealand as the company seeks to strengthen connections with its 20,000 Kiwi “mofos” in preparation for a bigger push into our market.

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The retail salary guide

In an industry where every dollar matters, NZ Retail and Frontline Retail have teamed up to help retailers understand what salaries their staff are seeking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Editor's view: Are you connecting with customers or ambushing them?

  • Opinion
  • August 11, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Editor's view: Are you connecting with customers or ambushing them?

There’s a slim but vital difference between making your business conveniently accessible for customers as they go about their busy lives, and inserting your business between a customer and her routine. The Register editor Sarah Dunn considers the relationship between accessibility and intrusion.

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Flick Electric Co. is Energy Retailer of the Year

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  • August 10, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Flick Electric Co. is Energy Retailer of the Year

Three-year-old electricity retailer Flick Electric Co. has been honoured at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards with the Retailer of the Year award. We chatted with its chief executive about Steve O’Connor about what it’s like being a newcomer in the highly competitive electricity market.

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