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Read it again: Top retail longreads of 2019

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  • January 6, 2020
  • The Register team
Read it again: Top retail longreads of 2019

Over the summer, the NZ Retail and The Register team is sharing some of our best stories from 2019. Here’s our favourite longreads for your browsing pleasure – just click the headings. 

We kicked off the year with an in-depth piece of explainer journalism picking apart the complex world of multi-level marketers. Are they retailers? Unclear. Do they have an array of sales techniques that retailers could benefit from adopting? Absolutely.

Explore our multi-level marketing content hub here.

Next, we considered the outlook for big-box retailers, which have been under threat internationally. Will shops have to shut when Amazon comes to town? How will the coming arrival of Ikea change the Kiwi market? 

Ticking the customer-experience box with big-box retail.

Speaking of which, it dominated retail conversations in 2018, but Amazon appears to be still on your minds, judging by the continuing popularity of our backgrounder and guide to making it work for New Zealand retailers.

In August, we put on our glad rags and attended New Zealand Fashion Week. We produced dozens of short-form stories for the Concept to Closet content hub, and examined the health of New Zealand’s apparel industry.

From concept to closet: New Zealand’s apparel industry in 2019.

We then zipped off to the regions to see how tourism was affecting small-town retailers. It’s New Zealand’s leading export industry and overlaps with retail in many places.

Tourism’s changing landscape.

We rounded out the year with a look at which significant international retailers launched into New Zealand in 2019. 

The latest arrivals.

All these feature-length stories and more can be found in NZ Retail magazine. If you’d like to treat yourself to a subscription for Christmas, here’s our website.

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Read it again: Best of The Register’s retail fit-out stories

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  • January 20, 2020
  • The Register team
Read it again: Best of The Register’s retail fit-out stories

While you’re working through the summer break, we’re providing some reading material from our archives to keep you busy. This time, we’re looking at top fit-outs and premises.

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2020 vision: Tairāwhiti Gisborne in retail

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  • January 16, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: Tairāwhiti Gisborne in retail

We're looking at seven regional centres as part of a series considering how regional retailers will perform in 2020. In part five of the series, it's time to examine Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

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2020 vision: Retailing in Napier and Hastings today

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  • January 15, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: Retailing in Napier and Hastings today

Part four of our series on regional retailers brings us to Napier and Hastings. We profile several local retailers to get an idea of their towns' struggles and successes.

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Read it again: Best of The Register’s staff management stories

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  • January 13, 2020
  • The Register team
 Read it again: Best of The Register’s staff management stories

So, you’re working through the Christmas break. We understand. We’re sharing The Register’s top stories to keep you company – today, you’ll find a selection of advice-filled articles on managing staff.

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2020 vision: What's in store for Palmerston North

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  • January 9, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: What's in store for Palmerston North

We're looking at seven regional centres as part of a series considering how regional retailers will perform in 2020. Today, it's Palmerston North's turn.

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2020 vision: The outlook for Timaru and Ōamaru

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  • January 7, 2020
  • Rachel Helyer Donaldson
2020 vision: The outlook for Timaru and Ōamaru

In part two of a series looking at what the next decade have in store for regional retailers, we profile some retailers in Timaru and Ōamaru.

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