Thirteen stores in Newmarket are currently sporting creative window displays designed, created and installed by retail students from AUT. Using props ranging from laser-cut cardboard letters to hand-tied silk flowers imported China, the students are competing to win a two-week internship at Selfridges department store

Now is one of the most significant times in the history of retail, says Juanita Neville-te Rito. She addressed ‘the new normal’ of retail as keynote speaker of Microsoft’s ‘Retail in the digital age’ talk at SkyCity earlier this month. Around 30 people attended, many