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Catch the April / May issue of NZ Retail before it's gone

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  • May 7, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
Catch the April / May issue of NZ Retail before it's gone

The April / May issue of NZ Retail magazine will only be on shelves for a few more weeks. Our retail travel issue contains feature articles on overseas research, Shoptalk, the International Home + Housewares Show, Ambiente, and the world of big-box retail.

We’ve treated issue 761 of NZ Retail to a little refresh. Behind our redesigned cover, you’ll find five exciting features walking you through everything you need to know about retail travel.

Pack your bags, we’re going on a field trip

This guide to overseas inspiration has been put together by Jai Breitnauer. It explains where to go and what to see when you’re gathering retail ideas for your store.

Shoptalk 2019: The city of lights delivers

Retail commentator Juanita Neville-Te Rito shares a sprinkle of retail magic from Las Vegas retail conference Shoptalk.

Trends analysed at the International Home + Housewares Show

Each new year for retailers is another question mark in guessing what to present to consumers. Luckily in the world of retail, trade shows can be utilised to see firsthand what common themes are coming into market, straight from the source. Courtney Devereux shares the insights from Chicago's IHA show.

Snapshots from February and March

The NZ Retail team has been extra busy these past two months. Here’s some snippets Sarah Dunn and Courtney Devereux snapped at Ambiente, the International Home + Housewares Show and the NZ Retail and The Register sales and marketing breakfast.

Ambiente: A window on the world

Global forces like Brexit and climate change are affecting trade worldwide. Sarah Dunn consults the Ambiente trade fair in Germany for evidence of how this uncertain environment is changing consumer behaviour. 

Ticking the customer experience box with big box retail

Big-box retailers are under threat internationally, so what is the outlook for New Zealand’s big-box retail? Will shops have to shut when internet giant Amazon comes to town? Or will superstores get even bigger when Swedish company Ikea enters the market? Denise Piper investigates.

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Automation will help retailers focus on customers

  • News
  • June 19, 2019
  • The Register team
Automation will help retailers focus on customers

More than 100 retailers have gathered at Freedom Furniture’s new Newmarket flagship to consider what the upcoming wave of automation technology offers for the industry. Speakers included Pier Smulders from Alibaba Group and Soul Machines’ Hilary O’Connor.

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A guide to the four favourite business f***-ups I've made

  • Opinion
  • June 18, 2019
  • Wendy Thompson
A guide to the four favourite business f***-ups I've made

Wendy Thompson is the founder and CEO of the successful social media marketing agency Socialites, and has 16 years digital marketing experience in some of New Zealand's top advertising agencies. However. that doesn't mean she hasn't made her fair share of mistakes in her career. Here, in her typically colourful way, she shares four mistakes she's learnt from all her years in business – and the important lessons she learnt from them.

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The Kiwi start-up making edible coffee cups a reality

  • Design
  • June 18, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
The Kiwi start-up making edible coffee cups a reality

The vanilla-flavoured, sog-resistant edible cups produced by Auckland company Twiice were four years in the making, but now they’re on the menu at Auckland cafes. We gave them a taste.

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