The silver economy, smart malls, social media influencers and athleisure. This may sound like an odd mix, but they’re some of the key consumer trends picked by a global research agency to be top of mind this year for retailers.
Two of New Zealand and Australia’s leading retailers saw a strong year in 2015 as they overcame increased pressure from international competitors and the drop in the exchange rate of the NZ dollar to record strong profits. Briscoe Group continues its golden run from the
Personalisation is huge in retail at the moment (think me-tailing) and this is reflected in the increasing popularity of direct marketing. Antony Ede, partner and head of data analytics at consumer demand agency TRA, explains how retailers can make it work for them.
This week, Kiwi mum Courtney Davidson shared her frustration over the scarcity of non-white dolls for her young daughters to play with. She spoke of popping into Farmers before Christmas to buy a doll, only to find “rows and rows of dolls that looked exactly
Paul Greenberg is a pioneer of online retail in Australia. The co-founder of Australia’s first online department store, DealsDirect, is now the founder and executive chairman of NORA – an organisation which caters to “new retail”. He is set to speak at Retail NZ’s shop.kiwi
Both international and local merchants enjoyed a jump in their online sales over the December Christmas period. As well as this, local online spending was found to have outpaced instore spending over retail’s busiest period.
As the number of New Zealanders making a conscious effort to return to their grassroots increases, so too does demand for products with a natural spin, leading to a 25 percent increase in the organic sector from 2009 to 2012. Now, the latest product to
Following on from our story on whether pureplays are at risk from the revival of bricks and mortar, a report has surfaced saying Amazon plans to open between 300 to 400 physical stores. We explore the theories on why Amazon would want to expand into