Stephanie Saxton has been selling cheeky swimsuits and ethical activewear online out of Bay of Plenty's Athenree since 2018. She's now opened Saltysea's first bricks and mortar store, the Salty Collective.
With Mitre 10 Mega stores reaching 14,000sqm, the new Nido store covering 27,000sqm and Ikea stores averaging 30,000sqm – or three hectares – will we see a rise of ever-increasing super-sized stores?
Newmarket has seen its fair share of newcomers lately, with expansions and new developments happening right down Broadway. Yet much of the same urban industrial design has become the norm for the area. Newbie café, a collective effort from Material Creative and designer Evie Kemp is a new colourful oasis in a sea of concrete.
The Global Innovation Awards (GIA) program was created by the IHA and International Home + Housewares Show to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. This year saw 30 national winners from 29 countries. The competition is structured on a two-tier level, evaluating national and global retailers across the following metrics: Overall mission statement, vision and strategy, store design and layout, visual merchandising, displays and window displays, marketing, advertising and promotions, customer service and staff training, innovation.