Raju Vuppalapati is chief executive of Australian apparel company R.M.Williams. Specialising in boots, the retailer has taken its outback chic around the globe. We asked Vuppalapati about R.M.Williams’ plans for New Zealand.
Opening a boutique retail store is a bucket-list item for many people, but the reality is more complicated than many prospective retailers imagine. The Register editor Sarah Dunn dares to dream. The first installment covers leasing, site inspections and other aspects of finding retail premises.
When one of North Island chain The Tile Depot’s key suppliers began producing a range of bold, eco-friendly wallpapers, the chain saw an opportunity to branch out. The chain has today released its first line of wallpaper into all 14 stores.
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 Rosie Keddell, a New Zealand field hockey player who competes for the national women’s team, the Black Sticks.
While the total revenue of Cotton On group worldwide soars past AU$2 billion, country manager Mark Singleton is preparing to dive 192 metres off Auckland’s Sky Tower for charity. Twenty seven bosses and community leaders are doing the same as part of the Graeme Dingle
The supreme winner of this year’s Red Awards was a hospitality space – Hayes Common Eatery in Hamilton. Run annually by the Retail Interiors Association, the awards celebrated the best of 2016’s retail design and shopfitting work on Saturday at Mantells on the Water, Auckland.
People with visual impairments can easily walk straight past stores they might want to shop at, says the Blind Foundation’s Thomas Bryan, but a new initiative brought to central Wellington is making retailers harder to miss.
Farmers’ new apparel range for SS16 demonstrates its gradual shift towards the premium end of the market. It revealed a capsule collection of its instore range for August – October in a spring-themed launch last week, and unveiled several high-end new brands.
While everyone’s concentrating on the imminent arrival of H&M and Zara, some smaller international labels have quietly shown up recently. Footwear retailer Dune London and skincare company Aesop are now celebrating their first Kiwi footprint.