Hannah Burnard and her business partner Robyn Pelvin were working in corporate roles when they became frustrated with the mainstream clothing options on offer. They decided to build a new capsule-style ecommerce shopping system, offering five work-appropriate pieces bundled together.
Oamaru-based ethical ecommerce website Tummah launched barely two weeks after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Kaikoura on November 14, but it’s leapt into action with a flip-flop promotion aimed at helping the community out. Truly, this is one retailer that can handle the jandal.
Homewares chain Bed Bath & Beyond has 57 physical stores around New Zealand, but after seeing online sales grow by 40 percent in 2016, is capitalising on this by investing in a new ecommerce website.
The older version of Eftpos software will no longer function from April 30 next year, meaning thousands of Kiwi retailers will have to upgrade over the next few months. Payment technology provider Smartpay estimates that between 20,000 and 40,000 retailers nationwide will be affected.
Thieve is an unusual retailer in that it doesn’t actually sell or manufacture anything itself. Instead, it curates a selection of products, offers links to the Aliexpress sites selling them, and clips the ticket on each successful referral it makes. Founder Tim Scullin explains more.
Nelson-based winemakers Mahana Estates is championing small, family-run businesses with a switch to Kemp Wine Merchants (Great Little Vineyards) as its new domestic distributor. Winegrower Michael Glover says Kemp appealed because its culture matched Mahana’s own.
Dunedin tech executive Ina Kinski has summoned much-needed cashflow for Kaikoura retailers by creating a slick online platform which makes it easy for Kiwis to access Kaikoura’s shops. She wants the site to raise awareness that Kaikoura is open for business.
Premium milks have seen tremendous growth over the past two years. The category that market research company Nielsen calls 'Indulgent milk', which includes flavoured milk by Puhoi Valley and Lewis Road Creamery, saw a growth rate of over 2000 percent in 2015, and 34 percent