The receivers of embattled retailer Pumpkin Patch have announced more of its New Zealand and Australian stores will be shut down. A further 68 stores will be closed, including two earthquake damaged stores in the South Island that won't be reopening.
A theatrical Italian who sells overpriced ice cream from one store in central Auckland may not seem like the most obvious choice for an innovator. But ask educated folk in the New Zealand food scene who stands out as the most innovative, and Giapo Grazioli’s
Wellington-based makeup store Beauty Bliss is moving up to the big smoke. The ecommerce site turned bricks-and-mortar store will open a second shop in the heart of Newmarket in early March. We had a chat with owner Toni Barrett about the expansion.
With the amount of channels available to contact customers on these days, companies are spoiled for choice on how to communicate with them. But there's a right - and very wrong - way businesses can embrace social media, explains social strategist Sarah Pearce. She outlines
Cherry Ripes, black jelly beans, banana Starbursts, Turkish delight, gherkins on McDonalds burgers. What do all these things have in common? They are the most disliked popular foods available, but for some reason are still around.
For most women passing through Mount Maunganui, a trip to the Neon Gypsy store is usually high on the itinerary. The modern-bohemian boutique has such a strong following that its founders recently opened a store in Ponsonby due to popular demand. Mother and daughter owners
No doubt to the joy and relief of some parents, the start of the new school year is just on the horizon. So as kids and students start compiling their 'back to school' (BTS) kits, some retailers are making the most of the kerfuffle.
It’s probable that by July 2018, retailers will no longer be able to sell personal care products containing plastic microbeads due to environmental concerns. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced this week that a ban on the sale and manufacture of these products is
Retailers are increasingly focusing their marketing efforts on digital, but this runs the risk of neglecting the basics, such as store signage. NZ Sign Group member and proprietor at Sign On, Bevan Weal, discusses the importance of signs for a retail business.
Last year saw a number of high-profile retail closures, each of which had a big impact on its staff and suppliers. In the final instalment of our '2016 in retail' series, Elly Strang nominates the most-missed of these retailers, and praises the retail personality of