On the occasion of the new Huawei Nova 3e’s launch, Spark has released some data about the smartphone market as a whole. It turns out that last year, the smartphone market experienced its first year-on-year decline in nearly 10 years.
Luxury handbag retailer Mavrick & Mere was launched in March by co-founders Kristen Armstrong and Amanda Vitasovich. The pair are seeking to establish the new brand as a prestige item that will challenge more established brands like Deadly Ponies and Status Anxiety.
Australian social enterprise company Thankyou is newly launched in New Zealand with a strong narrative of charitable giving and a range of affordably-priced personal care products. But first, it wants customers to literally go above and beyond to promote it.
Thankyou sells personal care products, bottled water, baby care and nappies, but it also sells a compelling narrative of social responsibility. It’s just launched in New Zealand and is set to shake up its competitors in mass-market FMCG.
A mini pop-up located in Karen Walker’s ‘Playpark’ Newmarket store will offer not premium fashion, but a selection of vintage hand-knitted garments from the Dove Hospice charity shop. All money raised from sales of the handknits will go to Dove Hospice.
The Register and its print magazine NZ Retail held its first-ever awards ceremony, The Retail Hotlist, in Auckland recently. The party featured espresso martinis, "little meats", two babies, loud laughing and a lot of happy retailers. If you were wondering how we made our selections
Kiwi shoppers love a big television, and their desire to upsize is showing no signs of slackening as larger and larger screens are released. Samsung recently showcased two products aimed at integrating these monster tellies into modest-sized Kiwi homes.
Homewares sits at the intersection of fashion and functional design, covering everything from vacuum-cleaner robots to vases. Sarah Dunn visited the heart of homewares at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
The Warehouse Group is transitioning into offering fully compostable bags across the entire company. This means 254 stores from the red sheds; Warehouse Stationery; Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 will no longer offer petroleum-based plastic bags.