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According to the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment, the failure rate for Kiwi businesses is somewhere between 20 percent and 48 percent depending on their size. These figures are more or less globally applicable. So when Ikea's founder Ingvar Kamprad founded his flat-pack furniture
Smart speakers and digitised helpers have been cited as this year’s big fish in New Zealand - and warring virtual assistants from Amazon's Alexa to Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, Samsung Bixby and Microsoft Cortana are hot on the tech scene.
Leading food supplier Unilever, has highlighted the importance of lessening plastics in our oceans and is calling for the consumer goods industry to step up.
It’s a common sight, retailers slapping on the superlatives, the slick rhetoric and the definitive claims, which often sound sugary and sweet, but can quickly turn sour.