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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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Military-style semi-automatics ban announced

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  • March 21, 2019
  • The Register team
Military-style semi-automatics ban announced

As of 3pm on March 21, a wide range of semi-automatic weapons have been reclassified under section 74A(c) of the Arms Act as requiring an E endorsement on a firearms license. This means they can no longer be sold to those with A-category gun licenses, and their purchase now requires police approval.

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Retailers gather for insights at NZ Retail and The Register's breakfast

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  • March 21, 2019
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Retailers gather for insights at NZ Retail and The Register's breakfast

NZ Retail and The Register’s sales and marketing breakfast saw dozens of Kiwi retailers come together to network, sharing tips and tricks and absorbing expert advice.

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Who stole Christmas?

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Kelly Withers
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Results are starting to trickle in from Christmas 2018/2019, and for many retailers, they're a little disappointing. Paydar chief executive and co-founder Kelly Withers explores the data.

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