Long before organic food was hot property in New Zealand’s mainstream supermarkets, Commonsense Organics was offering organically-grown produce to everyday New Zealanders. Twenty-five years on, it’s seen the zeitgeist catch up to its vision.
Retail NZ’s famous Top Shop Retail Awards are back and better than ever. The 2017 awards have been revamped to focus on retailers do, rather than what they sell, and feature new categories such as a customer experience award. All retailers are eligible for entry,
Another apparel company is in trouble. The Sydney-based owner of fashion labels Marcs and David Lawrence, trading in New Zealand as M. Webster Holdings, has appointed administrators after suffering under deteriorating sales, “general market conditions” and poor cash flow.
The launch of H&M and Zara at Kiwi Property’s Sylvia Park shopping centre were two of the most-anticipated retail events of 2016. We asked Kiwi Property chief executive Chris Gudgeon about what these mega-stores mean for retail - and what’s coming next.
As exciting as it is to see new retail trends develop, the emergence of the subscription box model bothers The Register editor Sarah Dunn. She wonders, is minimalism and retail fundamentally incompatible?
It’s probable that by July 2018, retailers will no longer be able to sell personal care products containing plastic microbeads due to environmental concerns. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced this week that a ban on the sale and manufacture of these products is
Secret shopper is a chance for retailers to hear New Zealand shoppers' thoughts on their best and worst retail experiences, most-wanted products and more. This edition features Benny Castles, Kiwi fashion house World's director and designer.
Westgold butter is made on the West Coast. The product has been export-only since the brand was launched by parent company Westland Milk Products in 2004, but this year, it’s been rolled out to Kiwi consumers. Just as it was gaining momentum in supermarkets, the