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03 February 2021

 
 

How retailers dealt with the COVID shakeup of order management and fulfilment

 
 

COVID sent online shopping through the roof. New Zealand consumers were ordering online at levels never seen before: according to NZ Post figures, online spending for the first half of 2020 was 30 percent higher than in the same period in 2019, and more than 170,000 adult New Zealanders shopped online for the first time […]

 
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  OPINION
 
  February 4, 2021
 
  Alison Crosbie
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Countdown launches new retail media business

 
 

Cartology New Zealand, Countdown’s new stand-alone retail media business, launched on Tuesday with a commitment to help local retail brands and suppliers be more relevant and engaging for some of the country’s most active customers. Led by General Manager Samantha Osborne, formerly Managing Director of Mindshare, Cartology aims to help Countdown’s new and existing suppliers […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  February 3, 2021
 
  The Register team
 
 
 
 
 
 

The future of dispatch: micro-fulfilment centres

 
 

This week Countdown unveiled a micro-fulfilment centre in its Penrose e-store. The centre comprises of state-of-the-art automated storage units that hold up to 11,000 grocery products. This allows Countdown’s personal shoppers to access in-demand non-perishable goods without having to walk up and down different aisles. Perishables and fresh food like fruit, deli & bakery goods, […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  February 4, 2021
 
  Hemma Vara
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hamilton smashes end of 2020 with record retail sales

 
 

New electronic card data has revealed that retails spends in Hamilton reached $182 million in the last three months of 2020. Despite Covid-19 putting the country into a recession, many of Hamilton’s retailers finished the year at an all time high. So much so, that last year demonstrated the strongest fourth quarter figures of the […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  February 3, 2021
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
   
FROM THE ICG BUSINESS NETWORK
 
 
Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30
 

Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30

 
 
 
 
PHD NZ’s new leave policy allows team to travel and reconnect
 

PHD NZ’s new leave policy allows team to travel and reconnect

 
 
 
 
Branding for Good
 

Branding for Good