You didn't ask, but we answered anyway. To recap an epic year in retail as we wind down before Christmas, we take a look back at the stories that caught people's attention over the last 12 months. Hot topics include international retailers' store openings in New Zealand, ethical fashion and a drink that looks like liquid mercury.
The silver economy, smart malls, social media influencers and athleisure. This may sound like an odd mix, but they’re some of the key consumer trends picked by a global research agency to be top of mind this year for retailers.
eStar chief executive Andrew Buxton participated in our series exploring the retail industry's smartest moves of the past year. He shares his insights into 2015 and suggests what retailers should be thinking about in the new year.