The magazine that would become NZ Retail was launched in 1948, making it probably New Zealand’s oldest business magazine. In the December 2018 / January 2019 issue, we’re celebrating 70 years of retail history.
Our cover story looks at the history of NZ Retail magazine and retail as a whole. We’ve dug some gems out of the archives, and asked 15 industry legends to share their perspectives on what’s changed since the heady days of postwar retail. We also had a stab at recreating the original masthead for our cover.
Sign me up: Getting the best out of subscription retail
Subscription models in some shape or form have been around for years, although the days of clunky manual processes are long gone. Catherine Murray shares how the new subscription retail trend is allowing existing retailers to literally drive their brand to customers’ doors.
Getting drastic about plastic
Government plans to phase out single-use plastic bags have been heartily embraced by leaders in the grocery sector, but they’re not the only way plastic can sneak into your supply chain. Jai Breitnauer breaks it down.
The retail yearbook 2018
Our light-hearted annual recap is back for another year. Reflect on the big (and little) events of 2018 with the NZ Retail team.
Changes to pharmacy ownership rules imminent
Changes are coming to the pharmacy sector, with the ownership model set to be changed either by the Government or by smart businesspeople flexing the rules. Denise Piper investigates what’s in place and how it could shift.
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