In an announcement made by Greg Harford, chief executive of the Retail NZ, the group will be discontinuing the NZ Retail print magazine, and instead will be putting more of a focus into its digital offerings.
Harford said in his announcement that the move comes from listening and reacting to what members are looking for.
“In our recent member survey, you told us that the provision of retail news and intelligence is one of the key drivers of membership, and I’m keen to make sure that we are providing that service in the most effective way possible. We’ve had a lot of feedback over the last couple of years about the importance of operating more sustainably, and in recent months, we’ve seen a massive uplift in digital activity as businesses and their customers have embraced online channels more and more. Everyone is seeking faster and more dynamic information, and digital services are a key way of delivering this. Taking these factors into account, we’ve made the decision to cease publishing our physical magazine.”
“Rest assured though, that we are redoubling our efforts to bring you great information about the retail sector. During the Covid-19 crisis, we have been delivering news and intelligence to you via our Talking Shop newsletter, but from next week, our twice-weekly newsletter from theregister.co.nz will be back, bringing you everything you need to know about all the latest goings-on in the world of retail, customer trends, and more.”