Colleen Ryan, head of strategy at consumer demand agency TRA, discusses how retailers are using loyalty programmes to influence shoppers' choices.
The Packaging Forum has announced Abilities Group will the ones servicing new plastic bag recycling bins in retail stores. The recycling initiative was announced last month and will be rolled out to selected New World, Pak’n Save and The Warehouse stores. Abilities provides meaningful work
It’s been a big month for airport retail in New Zealand. New Zealand designer label Ruby Boutique set up shop in Auckland International Airport this week, while in June, long-standing Auckland Airport duty free retailers DFS and JR Duty Free were replaced by Aelia and
New Zealand technology company TranSign Media will be offering futuristic transparent LCD screens with touchscreen technology for in-store displays in time for the summer of 2016. Similar screens have featured in Hollywood films like Minority Report since the early 2000s.
Workers at The Warehouse Blenheim, The Warehouse Manukau and The Warehouse New Lynn who don’t receive the career retail wage have gone on strike this week over what they say is inadequate pay. The clashes may affect the company’s sterling reputation for ensuring retail staff
The Shop, which introduced the Zara brand to New Zealand for the first time, has temporarily shut its doors within a fortnight of opening. The sign on the door says it is closed due to “unforeseen circumstances” but Milford Mall’s website says it will be
The value of an item is often in the eye of the beholder – or the company marketing it. Take lobster, for example. In the 17th century, lobster was a food served to lowly prisoners and servants and only became a luxurious, exotic dish after
Rice, the ancient edible grain, is apparently more popular than ever in New Zealand as a result of New Zealand’s changing tastes and diversifying cultures. Fast food chain KFC has just added it to its menu after a survey of its customers revealed over 80
If you think the drama in the fictional world of TV and film is juicy, you haven’t seen anything yet. Intellectual property cases in New Zealand are often a battle of wits between a small business and a multinational company, involving superheroes, now US presidential
Kiwi fashion label I Love Ugly has collaborated with global accessories brand Jansport to produce a line of backpacks. The co-branded products come in three variations, made to suit the specific requirements of musicians, designers and photographers.