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07 July 2020

 
 

Countdown moves to normalises period and continence products

 
 

Delivering a world-first for supermarkets, Countdown will now be calling products such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups for exactly what they are, period products. Previously categorised as ‘personal care and sanitary’ and ‘incontinence’ products, Countdown’s new category ‘Period and Continence Care’ aims to remove the stigma of periods and incontinence being something to hide. […]

 
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  July 6, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Retail Radar shows improvement of retailer confidence

 
 

It’s hard work running a retail business, and this year has been unbelievably difficult.  However, even though sales have yet to recover fully from the COVID-19 crisis, I’m delighted that the latest Retail Radar report shows a significant improvement in retailer confidence.  73 per cent of Retail NZ members are now saying they are confident their […]

 
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  July 7, 2020
 
  Greg Harford
 
 
 
 
 
 

Loyalty NZ innovates a new future for Flybuys

 
 

Flybuys has had a solid 24 years in the market, but after a market research and the general consensus the old brand needed a revamp, Loyalty NZ stepped in to make that change. Flybuys is a popular iconic Kiwi brand with 2.9 million members and a string foothold in the market, yet following more than […]

 
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  July 6, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 
 
 
 

Superette Takeaways: Ordering up innovation with Rickie Dee

 
 

Setting the style agenda in New Zealand for the last 18 years, Superette co-founders Rickie Dee and James Rigden are true innovators in the retail game. Always one step ahead, the duo were in their early twenties when they began the business, however are constantly adapting to keep the brand fresh and relevant. Starting in […]

 
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  July 6, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 

Rein changes into innovation with new appointment only store

 
 

Gabrielle Oldfield, founder of popular online store Rein is opening her first permanent showroom at 40 Cheshire Street, Parnell on 29 June. The showroom opens as appointment-only and is set to change the way we shop.  Gabrielle says “this new by-appointment showroom is a model that has had success overseas and one I’ve experienced myself. It allows […]

 
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  July 6, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 

Retail NZ discontinues print magazine, focuses on digital offering

 
 

In an announcement made by Greg Harford, chief executive of the Retail NZ, the group will be discontinuing the NZ Retail print magazine, and instead will be putting more of a focus into its digital offerings. Harford said in his announcement that the move comes from listening and reacting to what members are looking for. […]

 
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  July 2, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 

Nature Baby opens in Wellington

 
 

Last week Nature Baby joined Wellington’s Te Aro community with the opening of their store on Jessie Street.   The Space The bespoke space embraces sustainable, recyclable and recycled materials, like New Zealand pine wood panels and dowels. Nature Baby co-founder Georgia Faull says “we like the idea that nothing goes to waste, but if there is an […]

 
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  July 2, 2020
 
  Hemma Vara
 
 
 

Supporting SMEs: Visa launches innovative locator tool and support package

 
 

Showing true support for our Kiwi SME’s, Visa has launched Where You Shop Matters. The initiative acts two fold as an online store locator to help consumer find nearby local businesses, and includes a e-commerce support package small retailers. As we come out of Lockdown and straight into a recession, retailers are being hit hard […]

 
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  June 18, 2020
 
  Courtney Devereux
 
 
 
 
FROM THE ICG BUSINESS NETWORK
 
 
Rise Up competition champions female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa
 

Rise Up competition champions female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa

 
 
 
 
A-Malfy Coast meets Oriental Parade with oOh!’s special build
 

A-Malfy Coast meets Oriental Parade with oOh!’s special build

 
 
 
 
Megan Clark Cook of Wunderman Thompson
 

Megan Clark Cook of Wunderman Thompson