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16 October 2020

 
 

Sylvia Park launches its $277 million expansion

 
 

New Zealand’s favourite shopping destination Sylvia Park has just gotten better with the opening of its $277 million Level 1 expansion this week. The launch sees more than 50 new international and local stores open, featuring 10 out of 11 of New Zealand’s favourite retailers. Spanning across 20,000 square metres, or three rugby fields, Level […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 16, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Brand refurbish: Freedom furniture to focus on local design

 
 

Iconic furniture and homewares retailer Freedom is undergoing a brand revamp with an emphasis on championing local design. With over a year’s worth of planning, the Australasian brand began the transformation process in 2019 with Kate Hopwood as head of product design. Hopwood had previously headed the design team at Kmart for eight years and […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 16, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 

How retailers can use tech and texts to drive holiday season sales

 
 

With Christmas now just over two months away, retailers across Australasia are facing unique challenges including a sharp decrease in sales in traditional brick and mortar stores.  Foot traffic is down by 93.6 percent compared to the same time last year, retail sales are down 2.6 percent, and with supply chains being disrupted, the effects of the […]

 
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  INDUSTRY INSIGHT
 
  October 16, 2020
 
  Monique McKenzie
 
 
 
 
 
 

Direct-to-consumer the way forward for fashion brands, including Wynn Hamlyn

 
 

Commercial Bay has welcomed New Zealand label Wynn Hamlyn to its community this month, being designer Wynn Crawshaw’s first ever retail store on the ground floor of the iconic waterfront precinct. This is brilliant news for local fashion retail, with a new band of young designers setting a new standard for how retail businesses should […]

 
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  Concept to closet
 
  October 16, 2020
 
  Hemma Vara
 
 
 
 
 

NZ’s first online clothes swapping platform has launched

 
 

Each year, a staggering 92 million tons of solid waste is produced due to the fashion industry using 98 million tons of natural resources. With many retailers looking to reduce their carbon footprint, reusing clothes has become highly popular. One retailer changing the game is Swapology, New Zealand’s first sutainable online clothes swapping platform. Launched […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 15, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 

Brazen cyber attacks a reminder that Kiwi retailers must rethink cyber security

 
 

The spate of brazen cyber attacks against strategically important organisations like the NZX and Metservice must prompt Kiwi businesses to rethink their cyber security. The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems. Professional services firm Accenture says businesses must invest in scalable security […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 16, 2020
 
  The Register
 
 
   
FROM THE ICG BUSINESS NETWORK
 
 
Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30
 

Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30

 
 
 
 
The Attention Seeker team expands with two new hires
 

The Attention Seeker team expands with two new hires

 
 
 
 
Branding for Good
 

Branding for Good