A day after the announcement that the Topshop and Topman New Zealand franchise business for New Zealand has been tipped into receivership, licensee Top Retail has confirmed it will honour customers' gift cards during the receivership trading period. The company's two Kiwi stores will remain
Even the most extravagant window display had nothing on the splendor of Retail NZ’s 30th Top Shop awards. A wide range of industry participants, from sales assistants to chief executives, raised a glass to the ongoing health of the retail industry at the awards, which
Crystal’s obsession with online shopping has shrunk her life into an endless cycle of work, browsing and courier deliveries, so when a chatbot from her favourite website starts getting over–familiar, she’s thrilled to engage. As the divisions between URL and IRL start to dissolve, however,
Start-up entrepreneurs talk about setting a BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal – to inspire and guide their businesses’ development. For a small apparel business, it doesn’t get much bigger, hairier or more audacious than showing at New Zealand Fashion Week, but the new Trade
Everybody wants to talk about Amazon’s arrival into Australia. The online mega-retailer confirmed its launch into Australia in April, and has been preparing to send its operation live ever since. The million-dollar question is, will it cross the Tasman? And how will it affect Kiwi
Kathmandu, Flooring Xtra and Noel Leeming were among the Kiwi retailers recognised for their “impeccable” catalogues and letterbox marketing campaigns at the Australasian Catalogue Association Awards on Friday.
Woolworths Group has announced that New Zealand supermarket sales were up by $6.2 billion for the 2017 financial year. This represents an increase of 2.1 percent on the previous year. The group also reports that Countdown’s online store has again enjoyed double-digit growth, even in
The payments scene has been changing fast over the last year or two. Mobile payments like Apple Pay and the now-failed Semble; the rise of social-integrated systems like Alipay and WeChat’s payment service; and, locally, the introduction of digital layby services have introduced new challenges