It’s no secret that cloud is a pretty handy tool in day to day life, and in business. But it doesn’t seem to reap its full benefits when it is applied to the retail industry. Franchisees and retailers are understandably apprehensive to adopt new processes
Auckland’s new NorthWest shopping centre opened its doors on October 1. The 2.7 hectare centre has cost owner and developer DNZ Property Fund upwards of $155 million to build over 18 months, and it houses more than 100 shops. Catherine Murray went behind the scenes.
This year saw the demise of two heritage Kiwi department stores. Wellington’s Kirkcaldie & Stains was bought out by David Jones, while South Island stores merged as H&J Smith purchased Arthur Barnett. It seems that in the age of ecommerce, a fresh approach is necessary
Another Australian retailer is about to make the journey across the ditch, following in David Jones and Seed Heritage’s footsteps. R.M. Williams will open a store in Auckland’s downtown CBD where sports goods store Champions of the World is currently based. This reflects an ongoing
Reading about retail sales is one thing, but seeing almost twenty years of it visualised is another. Check out the rises and falls in New Zealand’s different retail sectors in our graph below.
Malls across Auckland that haven’t already announced expansions are readying themselves for battle and sizing up to attract consumers to their centres. Both Westfield St Lukes and North Shore’s Milford mall have unveiled plans to increase their footprint, following in the footsteps of Sylvia Park
The concept of big data is scary to many, particularly when it's personalised. But fashion house World says it's collating data such as customers' music tastes and dwell times for all the right reasons, as it wants to improve its customers' shopping experiences.
With five weeks until Christmas, the next few weeks will be crunch time for shoppers. Lucky for retailers, a survey has compiled Kiwi shopping habits for these holidays and the spending forecast is looking good. Plus – we compiled a few retailers’ present picks, as
Wellington CBD’s population will hit nearly 7000 people per square kilometre by 2025, property company JLL says. To accommodate this growing number of people, convenience shops in the capital are set to increase, particularly in the supermarket sector.
Picture this: You’re working in a busy retail store and you’ve been positioned toward the front of the store to meet and greet customers. The 10th person has entered the store in under an hour and for the 10th time, your warm and friendly greeting