The first of the truck shops slammed last week by the Commerce Commission is in court. A former mobile trader was arrested this morning and appeared in the Auckland District Court for breaches of the Crimes Act and the Fair Trading Act.
At the Spring Gift Fair today in Auckland, keynote speaker Nicolle Aston from Furore visual merchandising solutions helped retailers tap into their creativity to make their stores accessible and appealing. Visual merchandising is about drama, theatre and magic, she says.
Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith has posted an annual net profit that’s down by 71 percent in New Zealand and solid in Australia, while Woolworths owner Progressive Enterprises has seen the opposite effect. Its New Zealand brands Countdown and Fresh Choice are performing well while
The Commerce Commission has spoken out against mobile traders or ‘truck shops’, which it says targets vulnerable consumers with high prices and confusing contracts. All but one of the 32 mobile traders involved in the commission’s year-long investigation have been found to fall short of
Invented in the 1920s, chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs are harmful to the environment as when they reach the upper atmosphere, they dissolve in ultraviolet light to release chlorine atoms which break down the ozone layer. Supermarkets in New Zealand are still using them.
The majority of Tea Total’s business these days is in wholesaling. This makes the new concept space in front of the factory in Mairangi Bay more of a delicious indulgence than a necessity – just like an exotic herbal tea. Sarah Dunn visited to find
Clashes with PayPal over a line of dried fruit has left Kiwi paleo supermarket Dalson Foods without credit card facilities for more than a week. Managing director Jason Buckley says that customers pay by credit card around 80-90 percent of the time when shopping with
Karangahape Rd seems to be cleaning up its act. JLL director of research and capital markets Justin Kean tipped Auckland’s red light district as the next Queen St in July, and now The Pleasure Chest’s famous vintage signage is coming down.
The winner of Retail NZ’s Overall Regional Top Shop award for the Lower South Island is Carvin Streetwear, a store from Gore which succeeds in the difficult quest to be all things to all people. The awards were held last night in Dunedin.