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Bambi Boutique opens: Q&A with Iyia Liu

  • News
  • December 1, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Bambi Boutique opens: Q&A with Iyia Liu

After the successful selling of Waist Trainer and Luxe Fitness, business mentor Iyia Liu talks about her newest store Bambi Boutique, the trials and tribulations of starting four businesses and how influencer marketing benefits her.

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Shopping for a career: Casual roles in the retail workforce

  • In Association with Frontline Retail
  • November 30, 2017
Shopping for a career: Casual roles in the retail workforce

New Zealand retailers employ around 209,000 people, representing about 10 percent of the country’s total workforce. It’s an industry offering diverse opportunities that include everything from visual merchandising to executive management, but for years, it’s battled a perception that a career in retail isn’t a real career. At the same time, retailers are increasingly turning to casual contracts to fill gaps in their rosters. Are these two issues interlinked? With support from Frontline Retail, the NZ Retail team investigated.

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Data dump: More Black Friday stats

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  • November 30, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Data dump: More Black Friday stats

The first wave of statistics coming out of Black Friday on November 24 indicated that Kiwis had cottoned on to the American shopping holiday, with retail spending up 32.9 percent on the previous Friday. Now, further data from payments provider Vend has backed that intel up.

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Onceit's Jay Goodey talks creativity

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  • November 29, 2017
  • Idealog Team
Onceit's Jay Goodey talks creativity

Jay Goodey was one of the People's Choice winners for the retail category in Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. Goodey was just 22 when he quit his job as a television editor to launch Onceit, an online store where retailers can sell their outlet stock and consumers can get a bargain. The membership-only site has grown like topsy, it has embraced the bricks and clicks trend with a pop-up store in Newmarket, it now handles over 20,000 orders a month across premium apparel, homewares and beauty.

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Made to measure

  • In association with the Australian Catalogue Association
  • November 29, 2017
  • Australian Catalogue Association
Made to measure

To customise or not to customise, that is the question. With consumers more content savvy than ever before, marketing analysts agree: to customise and deliver meaningful consumer messages is the answer.

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Enhancing the experience: Working together

  • News
  • November 27, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Enhancing the experience: Working together

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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Designer Wardrobe's Donielle Brooke talks creativity and bricks-and-mortar retail

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  • November 24, 2017
  • Idealog Team
Designer Wardrobe's Donielle Brooke talks creativity and bricks-and-mortar retail

Donielle Brooke was one of the People's Choice winners in the retail category in Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. Brooke founded Designer Wardrobe, an online marketplace where users list, sell, rent or look for designer items on Facebook, in 2013, as a way to pay rent after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now it’s surpassed 100,000 members, crowd-funded $1.7 million in the space of a few days, and opened a bricks and mortar store.

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Gifts for retailers stuck at work over Christmas

  • News
  • November 23, 2017
  • The Register team
Gifts for retailers stuck at work over Christmas

We’re currently inundated with gift guides tailored towards everyone from your mother-in-law to your nephew. There’s branded stationery; sportsware; kitchen equipment – you name it, there’s a version of it marketed as a Christmas gift. But what about the poor person selling that gift?

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Amazon opens in Australia today

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  • November 23, 2017
Amazon opens in Australia today

Amazon appears to have opened the doors to its Australian warehouse. The tech giant moves into the Australian market with its online site today as it warns third party sellers to prepare for orders.

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Styleshoots launches for retailers this week

  • In Association with LookDepot
  • November 23, 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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Deals for Kiwis

  • News
  • November 22, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Deals for Kiwis

On the weekend starting 24 November, many retailers will lower prices in a day-long sale. From independent stores to multichannel retailers, who is jumping on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday bandwagon?

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