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Retail and hospitality: "Not the easiest but so rewarding"

  • News
  • June 20, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Retail and hospitality: "Not the easiest but so rewarding"

Excited Auckland retailers converged on the Auckland War Memorial Museum for the fifth annual Newmarket Business Awards on Friday. Retailers were well-represented within the awards, including the much-contested People’s Choice award, which was scooped up by Glamour Boutique.

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Newmarket Business Association lures Christmas crowds with gifts

  • News
  • December 17, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Newmarket Business Association lures Christmas crowds with gifts

It’s every shopping district for themselves when Christmas shopping season hits. The Newmarket Business Association, which represents more than 400 retailers among its members, has this year added an extra sweetener to its retail offer with the #OURSHOUT Christmas gifting campaign.

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How to turn window shoppers into customers

  • Technology
  • September 10, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
How to turn window shoppers into customers

New Zealand’s first 24/7 storefront has demonstrated the impact of omnichannel retail in Newmarket, says Newmarket Business Association chief executive Mark Knoff-Thomas. At the end of this week, Newmarket shop The Homestore will reveal its new front window, which has been transformed into a giant interactive touchscreen.

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A sight for sore eyes

  • Window Shopping
  • August 6, 2015
A sight for sore eyes

This quirky, clock themed display was spotted at Parker & Co Eyewear in Newmarket. If you've got or seen a great store display, why not show it off on The Register? Just email a picture and a short explanation of the store to

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How to become New Zealand's Top Shop

  • News
  • June 30, 2015
  • Elly Strang
How to become New Zealand's Top Shop

The 2015 Retail NZ Top Shop awards are fast approaching. We talked to Ziera shoes (formerly known as Kumfs) about its success, as it dominated last year's Top Shop awards.

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Retailers celebrate at the Newmarket Business Excellence Awards

  • News
  • June 23, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Retailers celebrate at the Newmarket Business Excellence Awards

A Mini dealership has driven away with the 2015 ANZ Newmarket supreme award. Mini Garage Auckland sales manager Jonny Highton says he felt the award was down to his 14-strong team’s different approach to car retail. “We’re a bit of a crossover between a normal car yard and a premium retail experience.”

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