Our newest edition of The Register’s print magazine, NZ Retail, is on its way to a letterbox near you. In it, we explore the highly specialised world of airport retail; explain how retailers can roll with upcoming changes to employment law; take you to not one but two US trade fairs with the International Home + Housewares Show and Shoptalk; trace the ecosystem behind stock units; and take a totally mature and non-salacious look at the hard growth behind adult toy retail.
Cover story: Plane simple
Forget shopping centres, with their built-in foot traffic – airports are the ultimate in captive audiences. In our cover feature, Courtney Devereux assesses the rapidly-changing environment of Auckland Airport, considers the role of New Zealand’s booming tourist trade in airport retail, and examines the challenges and rewards of airport retail.
The new Labour-led Government has begun implementing significant changes to employment legislation, and there’s more on the way. Rachel Helyer Donaldson examines what’s on the way for retailers and their staff.
International Home + Housewares Show and Shoptalk
Sarah Dunn and Juanita Neville-Te Rito report back from not one but two of retail’s most exciting US trade shows and conferences in the April/May issue of NZ Retail.
There’s a whole ecosystem behind every item on a retailer’s shelf. Jai Breitnauer talks to a selection of people involved in stocking Kiwi stores.
The naughty corner
The rise and rise of ecommerce has affected some retailers more than others. Courtney Devereux considers how adult toy stores have adapted to the digital age.