In recent years, tourism has swooped into New Zealand’s regional centres to provide much-needed support for regional retailers, but what about the small towns the tourists don’t visit? As part of a new series, we examine what retail looks like in 2019 for seven regional
The $200 million-plus direct sales economy contains many lessons retailers can use. As part of a wider look at this thriving corner of retail, we created a quick explainer showing how this business model typically works.
New insights from Visa highlight five evolving trends emerging from savvy retailers around the world. We’ve taken these global trends and looked at how they are playing out with merchants in New Zealand, and we’d now like to hear what you think of them.
In days gone by the local dairy could be found gracing street corners or nestled in the small strips of suburban shops. These iconic stores were the realm of bread, milk and daily newspaper, 10c lolly mixtures and windows full of part-time job ads. Catherine