Karangahape Rd seems to be cleaning up its act. JLL director of research and capital markets Justin Kean tipped Auckland’s red light district as the next Queen St in July, and now The Pleasure Chest’s famous vintage signage is coming down.
Victoria Park Market is set to differentiate its offering from other shopping centres in the CBD. Leasing broker Bayleys Real Estate is keen to create an outlet mall of boutique retail shops similar to Dress-Smart.
With consumers having more choices when it comes where and how they can purchase merchandise, retailers need to be more creative with how they differentiate themselves.
The Z Valley service station in Dunedin has the magic – literally. Its retailer, who is a part-time comedy magician, its staff and its customer base have helped it take out the Top Shop People’s Choice Award for the Lower South Island.
The winner of Retail NZ’s Overall Regional Top Shop award for the Lower South Island is Carvin Streetwear, a store from Gore which succeeds in the difficult quest to be all things to all people. The awards were held last night in Dunedin.
As the world becomes more accepting of people’s differences, forward-thinking retail companies should follow. This is what a report by NPD Group says, as the gender lines are blurring when it comes to shopping. It’s happened overseas with Target in America and Selfridges in the
There’s a scene in the movie Fight Club where the protagonist explains how product recalls work at his automobile company. Like the film, the strategy is simple and cynical, but does it reflect reality? What are a retailer’s responsibilities around recalls? We investigated.