The winner of Top Shop’s first-ever National Pureplay E-tailer award, Toni Barrett, is a web developer with a keen eye for a gap in the market. The category was sponsored by Retail NZ. Barrett recently opened up a bricks and mortar store.
New Zealand retail has its own rhythm, but it's useful to have forward warning of the global trends that will eventually make their way to our shores. We spoke to two international trend forecasters to get a lead on what to expect.
As part of our series that explores the retail industry's smartest moves of the past year, JLL national director of retail sales and leasing Chris Beasleigh answers our Q&A on the highs and lows of retail in 2015, and shares some thoughts for 2016.
Our Retail Yearbook series explores retail's biggest moments from 2015 and looks forward into the new year. Hotfoot chief executive Juanita Neville-Te Rito considers the retail landscape.