Some shoppers are spending this week recovering from the underground retail event of the decade. Last Friday marked the first time that merchandise from the hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens film went on sale. Known online as Force Friday, the day heralded an all-out
The creators of New Zealand’s most stylish, attractive and effective retail spaces were celebrated at the 2015 Red Awards on Saturday at Auckland’s swanky Mantells on the Water. More than 150 attendees from within the retail design and shopfitting industry turned out, and television journalist
Often in New Zealand, a strong economy is associated with Auckland and not its 'nether' regions. But the Supercity isn’t the be all and end all, as shown by Infometrics’ latest quarterly economic monitor. It found cities such as Wellington and Nelson are prosperous in
Farmers and its advertising agency, JustOne/.99, have released a new ad that goes against traditional retail ad strategies. Instead of the usual technique of sales being shouted at the viewer, it's subtle in its approach, with a very minimal voiceover at the end. Stoppress'
Specsavers Gisborne has won the Overall National Supreme Award in this year’s Top Shop. Optometrist Nick Whittingham runs the store with business partner Tania Richards, a dispensing optician. When collecting the award, Whittingham spoke about the role of teamwork in the store’s achievement.
Avantiplus Blenheim has been crowned the overall regional winner for the Upper South Island. Owner and operator Bill Mitchell has been in the retail business for 31 years, but it was only his second go at entering the awards. Upon accepting the accolades, he said
Hair Products Online is based is Christchurch but sells hair products nationwide. Manager Ingrid Collins says its strong following on social media made it the winner of the People’s Choice award in the Top Shop finals for the Upper South Island this year.
Pumpkin Patch’s long time group financial controller is stepping up to the mark to replace former CFO Steve Mackay, who quit the troubled retailer after less than a year. Dave Foster has been with the company since 2008.
Alen Levis is the creator of Haystack Jobs, an app which allows employers to hire staff using mobile devices. Retailers experience high staffing turnover compared to other employers, with an average rate of 29.8 percent. As part of a content partnership, Levis looks into what