Some businesspeople dare to peer into the crystal ball and some would rather go blindly into the unknown. If you’re feeling brave, JLL’s director of research and capital markets Justin Kean has given insight into what the future of retail in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
American retailer Target seems to have brought out the best and worst in its customer base when it introduced gender-neutral signage in stores last week. Target faced a backlash from conservative customers on its Facebook page, but then a troll stepped in to defend its
The word from retailers targeting farmers is that the low dairy payout has yet to filter through, but challenges may lie ahead. Fonterra’s forecast of its 2015-16 Farmgate Milk price dropped from $5.25 to $3.85 earlier this year, leading to a cut in income that
The World of Wearable Arts awards is an annual explosion of colourful creativity. In the past, retailers were encouraged to participate by displaying their own outrageous garment in their store’s front window, but this year the window-dressing competition has been axed to make way for
A Napier based florist has won Retail NZ’s Lower North Island People’s Choice Top Shop Award. The shop had the support of the entire Taradale community backing it to get to the awards, including local schools, banks and fellow shops.
It’s customer enthusiasm that drives Flight Centre Chews Lane, winner of Retail NZ’s Top Shop awards for the Lower North Island. The awards were held last night in Wellington.
US clothing brand American Apparel has been the subject of much controversy as of late, so the company has come up with the ultimate distraction: a sloth named Buttercup.
Over the last few weeks, The Register team has fielded many queries and comments about an enigmatic video played at Retail NZ's Top Shop awards. Some say they "can't get The Register out of their heads", which in our opinion is no bad thing; others
Retail sales in the June 2015 quarter rose just 0.1 percent ($25 million) slowing down from growth in previous quarters. Retail NZ chief executive Mark Johnston says this will be unsurprising news to retailers, as they’ve reported steady but not amazing growth as of recent.