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The 2017 Retail Yearbook: Part one

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  • December 26, 2017
  • The Register team
The 2017 Retail Yearbook: Part one

As we battle our way through the busiest time of the retail year, it pays to take a moment to reflect on what’s taken place over the last 12 months. Like every year recently, 2017 saw successes and failures, as well as a hefty helping of challenging change. Part one of the Retail Yearbook includes the Retail Industry Trend of 2017, the Most Hyped Arrival and the Best Undercut Award.

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A dedication to design

New Zealand’s retail and hospitality markets are increasingly influenced by international counterparts, and larger markets than our own often dictate trends for shop and restaurant ...

 
 

Freedom Kids' Rachel Hansen considers creativity and Kiwiness

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  • December 18, 2017
  • Idealog Team
Freedom Kids' Rachel Hansen considers creativity and Kiwiness

Rachel Hansen was one of the People's Choice winners for Most Creative in retail for Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. Perplexed by the massive gender-divide in children's clothing, Hansen decided to do something about it and began offering kids an ethically-made alternative to the highly-gendered, factory-made clothes that dominate children’s clothing. So Freedom Kids was born and it’s grown up to be very popular indeed. Here, she talks finding inspiration, the ethos she works by and what success looks like.

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Putting customer convenience at the heart of everything

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  • December 18, 2017
  • Scott Fisher
 Putting customer convenience at the heart of everything

With the increasing dominance of online shopping and Amazon knocking at our door, it might seem like lowest price is the only question in a customer's mind. In some cases this may be true, but good data is key to understanding customer behaviour.

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Top Shop: Behind the Customer Experience Award

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  • December 18, 2017
Top Shop: Behind the Customer Experience Award

The 2017 Top Shop Awards hosted by Retail NZ saw many deserving retailers credited for their outstanding work. One such retailer was John Franich Jewellers, winner of the Customer Experience Award, Sponsored by NZI.

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Fit-Out: Retreat to the Wine Cave

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  • December 15, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Fit-Out: Retreat to the Wine Cave

A wine retail outlet like no other opened in Auckland’s Newmarket in October. The Wine Cave is intended to create a subterranean-feeling, luxurious atmosphere that showcases high-end wine to its best effect.

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Amazon is coming

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  • December 15, 2017
  • Greg Harford
Amazon is coming

If there's one word that strikes fear into the heart of many Kiwi retailers, it's "Amazon". This massive global business has enormous scale; a turnover nearly two and a half times that of the entire New Zealand retail sector; and a share price of nearly NZD$1,400.

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Back in Time: Kowtow

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  • December 15, 2017
Back in Time: Kowtow

Created in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, Kowtow launched from a small home-based dream to one of New Zealand’s most respected ethical brands as it celebrates its first decade in business.

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On the road with mobile payments tech

The past decade has seen a proliferation of pop-up shops, farmers’ markets, food trucks and temporary collective sale spaces. Rachel Helyer Donaldson explores how rising ...

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