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Newmarket retail road back in business

  • News
  • November 13, 2017
Newmarket retail road back in business

Newmarket’s Teed Street has finished its renovation to create a wider, more accommodating, retail hub for Newmarket customers.

Among the changes to the area include a widened foot path, new native trees planted, bio-retention rain gardens placed and more outside art and seating to accommodate Teed Streets many local shoppers.

The renovations started in May of this year, road works and construction caused issued for retailers along the street who will now be enjoying the brand-new area and its possibilities.

Newmarket Business Association CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas said he is delighted with the outcome.

 “Obviously major projects like this cause noise, disruption and changes to normal routines. However, now that it’s all finished, we are very focused on getting back to normal as quickly as possible. We really want people to come and have a look and enjoy the new streetscape.

 “From a shoppers’ perspective, the footpaths are the most dramatic difference. On the northern side of the street the footpaths have gone from 1.6 metres to 3.8 metres wide, and on the north-facing southern side from 2.3 metres to 5.5 metres. This means you no longer have to squeeze past cars, so it’s definitely going to make a positive impact to the area.

 “We are very grateful to our businesses and consumersfor their patience, and hope that everyone can now get on and enjoy the upgraded street. We’re heading into the busiest shopping time of the year and think shoppers will really enjoy this new space,” said Knoff-Thomas.

Renovations will continue onwards for Newmarket as the destruction and renovation of Farmers and 277 respectively, starts this year. 

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Enhancing the experience: A growing demand

  • Design
  • November 22, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Enhancing the experience: A growing demand

Some commentators think food and integrated hospitality offerings will save brick and mortar retail from obsolescence in the age of ecommerce. But does catering to the consumer’s every need result in sales, or are shoppers moving on without making a purchase? In the Enhancing the experience series Courtney Devereux looks into why these two different sectors are working together.

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Styleshoots launches for retailers this week

  • In Association with LookDepot
  • November 22, 2017
Styleshoots launches for retailers this week

Consumers respond well to high quality product images – yet they respond even better to a more immersive, multimedia shopping experience with video content, says LookDepot managing director Andy Mackie.

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Kiwi retailers cash in on Singles’ Day

  • News
  • November 21, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Kiwi retailers cash in on Singles’ Day

The Chinese holiday Singles’ Day, popularised by Alibaba as the ’11.11 Global Shopping Festival’, is now the biggest sale event in the world. Alibaba reports that US$25.3 billion of gross merchandise volume was settled during the 24 hours of Singles’ Day this year. Not all of that went to Chinese retailers, however – a handful of Kiwis made the most of the opportunity.

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Updated: Noel Leeming launches a dedicated after-purchase services division

  • Technology
  • November 20, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Updated: Noel Leeming launches a dedicated after-purchase services division

The Warehouse Group’s electronics retailer Noel Leeming has been looking at expanding its focus on services this year. Now, it’s launched a dedicated after-purchase services division: MyTechSolution. The change also means that customers will be charged for access to Noel Leeming's helpdesk if the request goes beyond a "quick fix".

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Cameras aren’t just for security anymore

  • In Association with Axis Communications / Sektor
  • November 20, 2017
Cameras aren’t just for security anymore

In-store video cameras revolutionised loss prevention when they first became available to retailers, but as camera technology continues to evolve, they can now provide a plethora of data that supports better business decisions.

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