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The 2017 Retail Yearbook: Part six

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  • January 11, 2018
The 2017 Retail Yearbook: Part six

The sixth and final part of the Retail Yearbook includes Best Quote, most Insta-Famous and the esteemed Close to Our Hearts award.  Best Quote 2017 – Winner: Trade Me’s Jon Macdonald

In an interview with NZ Retail magazine, Jon said of Amazon’s potential arrival in the New Zealand market: “It’s not going to be a scene out of Terminator Two, where Amazon arrives crushing all of our charred skulls into the ground. There is room for us all, and I’m very confident that we can continue to grow and succeed.”

Runner-up: My Food Bag’s Cecilia Robinson

Speaking of My Food Bag’s rise to prominence under her leadership, Cecilia told NZ Retail magazine: “You know, it’s funny, we started My Food Bag four years ago with a young baby, no idea about anything. Naïve about everything but with good business grounding out of Au Pair Link. And when you start a business there’s six of you or five of you, and you do everything within the business.

“You’re the accountant, you’re the one responding to the customer emails, you’re the one dealing with the web developers, you’re the one dealing with every single part of it. And as your business grows… the view of yourself is changed by your team because they look at you and you’re this big business, but they forget where you were four years ago. But you haven’t forgotten.”

Insta-famous award – Winner: Superette
Runner-up: Moustache – 15.2k followers

Fashion-forward boutique Superette, boast a healthy 74.1k followers. It’s Instagram is balanced mixture of both product and lifestyle shots that are trend savvy yet individual to the brand. Co founder James Rigden says the company’s ‘gram “is a bit more relaxed and visual focused than other platforms, a more creative space where we can curate our epic brands, and represent the ‘lifestyle’ of Superette.”

Close to NZ Retail’s hearts (and arteries) award – Winner: Doornuts Doughnut Shop
Runner-up: Thieve.co

Since the opening of Doornuts earlier this year, the sweet treats have become somewhat of a tradition along deadline week for our team at NZ Retail. Many boxes of doughnuts have graced our office and our arteries, seeing us through almost the entire year loaded up on sugar as we strive to produce content as good as those damn doughnuts. There’s even baked treats for the office dog.

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Picking up the scraps: The companies leading waste minimisation

  • Design
  • January 23, 2020
  • Findlay Buchanan
Picking up the scraps: The companies leading waste minimisation

In New Zealand, we discard 15.5 million tonnes of waste each year, an absurd amount for a small, agrarian, country at the bottom of the earth. Partly, the problem lies in our recycling systems – only a meager 28 percent of it is recycled. But, new radical solutions are being developed, we’ve already transformed water bottles into asphalt, plastic bags into clothes, and roofing into pavements. Plus, a company in the states, Joachim’s firm, plans to build a 53-story tower made with the waste, a vision for tall buildings and skyscrapers that could be made of plastic.

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2020 vision: What 2020 means for Dargaville retailers

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  • January 22, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: What 2020 means for Dargaville retailers

In the final installation of our series looking at retail in seven New Zealand regions, we're examining Dargaville.

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Container Door fined $54,000 over non-compliant bicycles

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  • January 21, 2020
  • The Register team
Container Door fined $54,000 over non-compliant bicycles

Ecommerce retailer Container Door has fallen afoul of the Commerce Commission after supplying pedal bicycles which did not meet mandatory product safety standards.

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2020 vision: How Cambridge retail will perform this year

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  • January 21, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: How Cambridge retail will perform this year

As part of a series looking at seven regional centres to consider what regional retail looks like this year, we're considering Cambridge.

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Steve Mills becomes Countdown's new GM of Merchandise

  • Who's Where
  • January 21, 2020
  • Makayla Wallace-Tidd
Steve Mills becomes Countdown's new GM of Merchandise

Countdown has announced Steve Mills as the new general manager of merchandise.

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Larger retailers to discuss key issues in Retail NZ’s new group

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  • January 20, 2020
  • The Register team
Larger retailers to discuss key issues in Retail NZ’s new group

Retail NZ is launching a new Leading Retailers’ Group for large and significant retailers. With its first meeting to be held in late February, the group will provide a safe outlet for senior retailers to discuss issues affecting the sector.

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