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23 October 2020

 
 

From the ground up: The Kiwi masterminds behind Afterpay’s technology

 
 

Revolutionising the online payments industry, Afterpay has a valuation of more than $25 billion and more than 10 million active customers across New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and the USA. A key component to the company’s success is the development and support from Dovetail, a Kiwi tech company that is the mastermind behind Afterpay’s app […]

 
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  INDUSTRY INSIGHT
 
  October 22, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

A New Retail Experience: Assisting Customers to Feel Safe in a COVID environment

 
 

Even as New Zealand emerges as one of the few global success stories, managing to successfully eliminate COVID from our communities, challenges remain for retailers and business owners. One such challenge (and opportunity) is the potential impact of future outbreaks, and how this affects the customers shopping experience. Following the second lockdown in Auckland, shoppers […]

 
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  INDUSTRY INSIGHT
 
  October 22, 2020
 
  Cole Armstrong
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tahua Partners on course to add Burger King to its New Zealand Retail & Hospitality Group

 
 

New Zealand retail and hospitality investment company Tahua Partners has signed a binding agreement to acquire Antares Restaurant Group Limited (Antares), trading as Burger King New Zealand.  Subject to satisfying standard conditions, Tahua Partners will take over the business from 1 November 2020 with the existing Antares management team continuing to run the company’s operations. […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 22, 2020
 
  The Register
 
 
 
 
 
 

How Kiwi dog food brand Possyum is aiding the environment and the economy

 
 

Surprisingly, the growing appetite Kiwi dogs have for possum meat is helping not only to create more jobs but is putting a dent in New Zealand’s pest population. New Zealand’s largest possum meat dog food producer, Fond Foods, has seen growing demand for Possyum double since 2017 and has recently hit a milestone of 500,000kg […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 21, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 

Allbirds’ new apparel makes the consumer experience even better

 
 

Two years in the making, it’s been a unique challenge for Allbirds who today launched their TrinoXO™ tee, made out of their signature Trino yarn spun with chitosan (pronounced “kite-oh-san”), a naturally occurring fibre derived from crab shells. Never before has pure chitosan fibre been used at this kind of scale in apparel, although chitosan […]

 
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  Concept to closet
 
  October 21, 2020
 
  Hemma Vara
 
 
 

World-first AR technology encourages purchases of trampolines

 
 

The world’s safest trampoline, Springfree Trampoline, has today launched a new global innovation, allowing customers to virtually place a trampoline in their backyard using their mobile device. The augmented reality tool is a first of its kind for trampoline retailers across the world and aims to bring families’ imaginations to reality by accurately showing Springfree’s […]

 
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  NEWS
 
  October 21, 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