Human diversity means that when it comes to Santa Claus’ appearance, the public allows a a certain amount of flexibility. The big man is in so much demand at this time of year that if only those closely resembling Coca Cola’s archetypal Santa made the
The term RFID, or radio frequency identification technology, refers to intelligent barcodes that can communicate with a networked system to track products. They’re functionally the same as the microchip implant worn by most family pets in New Zealand, and work the same way, carrying information
Wellington appliance retailer LV Martin has been owned by national chain Smiths City for more than 10 years, but at the start of this month, it abandoned the LV Martin name for good. The company was founded in 1934.
Nespresso has opened its fourth boutique in New Zealand with a cocktail party. An estimated 85 people crowded into the 90 square metre shop at the corner of Auckland’s Customs St East and Queen St to get a taste of the new premises. The warm
In the middle of many retailers’ busiest periods, the Commerce Commission wants to remind them to play fair when it comes to sales. Advertised discounts need to offer the customer a genuine saving, and they need to be applied at the point of sale, it
The rise of “wellness” products and services such as cold-pressed juice bars, raw and paleo eateries, boutique yoga studios and alternative therapies has brought with it a specific vocabulary. Some of these wellness words sound like science; some, especially those coming from Deepak Chopra, have
December 1 marks two things: less than a month until Christmas, and the start of advent calendar season. Several Kiwi retailers have taken inspiration from the chocolate-filled treat dispensers and started advent-themed promotions to drive pre-Christmas sales.
US customs staff seized 274 pairs of high-end Malano Blahnik shoes at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York because the shoes were made using skin from an endangered species of snake.
The meteoric rise of ecommerce and mobile has dominated the conversation around retail channels for the last few years. However, just as bricks and mortar is proving to still have relevance, it turns out that television shopping is not only still alive but in some