Popular homeware retailer, Adairs, has opened its third New Zealand retail store, this time taking its trends to the capital.
Globally recognised brand Trelise Cooper is set to take its success into Wellington with a new flagship store that will 'soft-launch' on February 25. PLUS: how online has taken over as the brand's biggest 'store'.
The original idea for Olly, a part-time café, part-time art gallery in Auckland’s Mount Eden, came forth from founders Bryan Anderson, Chlöe Swarbrick and Alex Bartley Catt in early 2016 and was up and running by December 2016. The fit-out for this little hub, filled to the brim with sugar and caffeine, was built by these talented individuals’ very own hands, which has helped to create an organic atmosphere.
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There is no doubt that relevant, contextual and engaging signage is key to enticing the shopper – yet how do you choose what goes on the sign?
This is arguably one of the greatest challenges of the signage journey in-store. As a brand, how do you guide customers to where you want them to go – namely, to buy your product?
API Consumer Brands already takes up a large chunk of the bath, shower, soap and handwash section of the supermarket with an assortment of well-known brands under its umbrella, including Health Basics, Home Essentials and Only Good. Now, it's got a new offer tailored to Millennial shoppers.
Less than three years ago, Affin Group was a small bespoke company with a 700sqm workshop and 10 staff. It created premium products for a select group of retailers, but managing director Gabriel Nicolau aspired to target high-end brands across the Asia Pacific region. He’s now grown Affin Group to seven times its original size.
Beanbags are cool. Beanbags that float in your pool? Even cooler - at least if you ask Tauranga-based SoFloat.
Freedom Furniture has announced a partnership with volunteer-driven charity Bellyful which involves a limited-edition capsule collection of homewares.
The latest trend among retailers and consumers fits in with the latest political movement and so called ‘social media craze’: gender fluidity and non-binary presentation. For retailers selling childrens' products, in practice this means selling items which aren't just blue for boys and pink for girls. But are consumers on board?
As part of our series that explores the retail industry's greatest moves of the past year, we picked Spaceworks CEO Lizzi Whaley's brains on the year that was in retail design, and asked for some predictions for 2017.
There's a new sculpture more than 10 metres tall sitting in Auckland's Aotea Square. And it's made of Lego - more than 500,000 pieces of them to be precise.