Ah, Christmas. That jolly time of year where Christmas carols are in the air and stampedes of people head to the mall, forcing shoppers to spend 30 minutes circling the car park. We explore whether the typically stressful experience could be improved.
Our August / September issue of NZ Retail contained advice on managing retail inventory, as well as a special on ecommerce. Editor Sarah Dunn believes that customers shouldn't have to pursue a product to the ends of the earth if the retailers' systems support them
Groupon has strategically moved away from being purely an online daily deals platform to what it calls an “ecommerce marketplace” on its website and app. New features, such as personalised deal collections for users, are bringing elements of ecommerce to the site, while changing the
The Warehouse Group CEO Mark Powell is a hard act to follow, but former Sears executive Nick Grayston is going to try. His appointment as the new head of New Zealand’s largest listed retailer was announced today.
Juanita Neville-te Rito, CEO of retail specialist agency Hotfoot, asks what retailers in New Zealand are doing to excite their customers this Christmas. So far, she's feeling a bit "bah humbug" about Kiwi retailers' Christmas offering.
Things are looking up for New Zealand’s economy, but experts are still advising to err on the side of caution. Retail spending has continued its strong run, although down on last month, and consumer confidence is up across every region.
It’s been a bad year for gun violence in New Zealand. Perhaps that’s what prompted TV3 reporter Heather du Plessis-Allan to test the security measures around online sales of guns by purchasing a .22 rifle using faux credentials. So, what responsibility do gun retailers have
Online retail spending in New Zealand is exceeding NZ$3 billion, according to BNZ, and “digital addiction” is a growing trend. Eight out of 10 consumers globally use a computer, smartphone, tablet or in-store technology when shopping. This is called “omnishopping”.