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Barkers opens its first experience store

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  • October 19, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Barkers opens its first experience store

Kiwi menswear retailer Barkers has taken a cue from overseas retailers like Bonobos and opened a physical ‘guide shop’ location where shoppers can experience their products before ordering online. The outlet, Good Company, also offers food and beverage opportunities, plus grooming.

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Shine on: Introducing the Top Shop winners

Even the most extravagant window display had nothing on the glittering splendour of Retail NZ’s 30th Top Shop awards. A wide range of industry participants, ...

 
 
 
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Retailers must make sure their products are safe or face consequences

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  • October 16, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Retailers must make sure their products are safe or face consequences

In the wake of a court case that saw dollar store retailer The 123 Mart fined $337,000, resulting ultimately in its liquidation, the Commerce Commission wants to remind retailers that they have a responsibility to make sure the products they sell comply with all relevant safety and consumer information standards.

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Hannahs and Number One Shoes change hands again

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  • October 12, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Hannahs and Number One Shoes change hands again

Australian automotive parts company Bapcor has signed sale agreements for its New Zealand Footwear division, comprising Kiwi footwear chains Hannahs and Number One Shoes. The sale comes less than a year after Bapcor acquired the chains’ former owner, Hellaby Holdings, for $352 million.

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New World commits to matching Countdown’s bag-free pledge

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  • October 10, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
New World commits to matching Countdown’s bag-free pledge

Foodstuffs initially saw a positive response to its online BagVote campaign, which asked consumers whether its New World supermarkets should introduce a charge on single-use plastic bags. However, things quickly went sour when Progressive one-upped it by announcing it will phase these out from its Countdown stores and online shopping by the end of 2018. Now, New World has fired back with a commitment to do the same.

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Another apparel retailer down: Kimberlys is in receivership

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  • October 10, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Another apparel retailer down: Kimberlys is in receivership

Nine-store womenswear retailer Kimberlys has a long history in New Zealand town centres as a stockist of local labels and later, knitwear manufacturing, but it’s been placed into receivership this month. The stores will continue to trade while the receivers work to assess Kimberlys’ options.

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Meet the newest ethical label: HIH

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  • October 9, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Meet the newest ethical label: HIH

Dan Buckley, founder of Huffer, has transferred his streetwear knowledge into two separate labels, Thing Thing and now the newest ethical line HIH. We spoke to Buckley about his thoughts on the new business.

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Hamilton calls for Amazon

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  • October 6, 2017
Hamilton calls for Amazon

Hamilton has made a bold move and has publicly expressed its interest in being the first location for an Amazon New Zealand headquarters.

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