Vend’s chief product officer Vaughan Rowsell is in a happy place. The cloud-based software company he founded in 2010 has a much-envied corporate culture; is partnering with the likes of Apple; and is expanding into North America and the UK. We chatted with Rowsell about the future of technology in retail.
When The Register contributor Jenny Keown visited Thailand last week, she couldn't resist a visit to one of the Thai megamalls - Terminal 21. As it turns out, this airport-themed mall has plenty of surprises.
Global software and solutions provider SAP has released research showing some of New Zealand’s most prominent brands are serving up poor digital experiences. Of the 2500 Kiwi consumers who participated in its research, 37 percent were unhappy with their experience online.
Curtains that don’t close. Holes in the walls where clothing hooks used to be. Poor lighting. The Register contributor Jenny Keown was looking forward to a quick shopping session in Wellington earlier this week, but a litany of changing-room horrors has made her feel less than satisfied.
On a sunny weekend earlier this year, I was strolling around Whangarei’s waterfront and found myself in need of an icecream. I selected one of four or five different outlets in this tourism-driven area at random, and walked into one of the most bewildering stores I’ve ever seen.
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Our Retail Yearbook series explores retail's biggest moments from 2015 and looks forward into the new year. Hotfoot chief executive Juanita Neville-Te Rito considers the retail landscape.