Factory closures and shipping delays due to COVID-19 are slowing down stock replenishment and interrupting supply chains across categories, but apparel is perhaps hardest-hit. We asked an expert what retailers should do.
New Zealand outdoor equipment retailer Kathmandu has opened a store in Australia which runs off solar and battery power. While its presence in shopping centres means it can’t send every store solar, it’s not ruling out converting other stand-alone stores.
The Warehouse Group’s online marketplace concept, TheMarket, has launched into selling food and alcohol with a new category – ‘Pantry, Wine & Beer’.
Sustainability is the ultimate goal for Good Gold – a New Zealand wedding band company making waves with their environmentally friendly process. Family power trio, Ash Hilton, Laurel Hilton and Siggy Hilton have been working together for the last 10 years in the jewellery industry
A year or so after Ikea’s initial confirmation of a New Zealand presence, the Swedish mega-retailer has released more detail. It’s revealed it will launch stores in Auckland and Christchurch, a smaller presence in Wellington, and an ecommerce offer.
New Zealand company Ethique has created solid-bar versions of many common beauty products, such as moisturiser, facial serum and deodorant. It’s now introducing its shampoo and conditioner ranges to Countdown’s shelves.
New Zealand indie bookstore Unity Books is one of three bookstores in the world shortlisted for the London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award. It was also a finalist in 2019.
Two well-known fashion retailers, Karen Walker’s The Department Store and six-year-old label Harman Grubisa, have shut their doors.