With Amazon reviews offering insight into what real people think about products, many have again predicted the death of the idea of brands. But Simon Bird argues the Grim Reaper can stop sharpening his scythe for now.
As property management group NZRPG prepares to list on the New Zealand stock market, RCG's Paul Keane reflects on its humble beginnings.
TRA's brand strategist Tim Gregory uses McDonald's as a case study, and considers the importance of staying one step ahead of cultural change.
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What is it that makes customers continue to return to their favourite retailers? Is it about accessing the same offering every time, or constant variety? Editor Sarah Dunn shares what makes her go out of her way for a few global retailers that expertly balance the two.
There's been a few recent news stories in Kiwi media about America's mall-mageddon - could it happen here? RCG's Paul Keane is skeptical.
When I was a child during the 1990s, the best and most exciting toyshops in the world were The Fairy Shop, Nature’s Window and The Lost Forests. Of these, only The Fairy Shop seems to still be in operation – Nature’s Window’s hosting online has expired, and The Lost Forests closed its only New Zealand store well before 2000. The latter is about to be resurrected in Australia, however.
For many retailers, corporate responsibility may be low on the list of priorities in today's market, but increasingly, it's a vital consideration for shoppers. Rosie Collins explains why every retail business, even SMEs, should incorporate social responsibility into its model.
Is Kmart really a threat to The Warehouse Group? RCG's Paul Keane isn't convinced there's cause for concern.
The resurgence of the various central business districts throughout New Zealand is never more prevalent than at present.