Over the past year we’ve seen both households and businesses becoming increasingly confident about the economic outlook. Westpac economist Shyamal Maharaj looks at how this confidence is reinforcing expectations for firm economic activity over the coming year.
American chain Toys "R" Us has recently filled for bankruptcy, RCG's Paul Keane talks about why toy stores are a dying breed.
Hurricane Harvey swept through the US city of Houston a few weeks ago, creating widespread flooding and wreaking havoc. RCG's Paul Keane happens to be visiting, and reports that for Houston retailers, it's already back to business as usual.
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TRA's Connon Bray takes a look at the customer experience lessons that can be learned from rom-com movies.
Keeping track of delivery items inside and outside of your store can be challenging. Scott Hedgman, national sales manager and former courier driver, New Zealand Couriers has some advice for retailers.
In this new opinion column, Kiwi retail staff anonymously share their real-life experiences from the shop floor, behind the counter and beyond. This time, we hear from a retail assistant coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
There is a wave of mass-produced furniture infiltrating New Zealand homes and workplaces. Director of Think + Shift furniture, James McNab, explains why ethical and sustainable New Zealand made furniture should be the most accessible.