Global market researcher IbisWorld has released a report indicating that over the new financial year, motor vehicle parts retail is expected to see revenue growth of more than 7 percent, while furniture retailing will see its revenue drop of 3.3 percent.
As consumers become increasingly more conscious in their purchasing decisions and look for more sustainable products, brands are working harder to meet these new expectations. But the latest 2019 Tearfund Ethical Survey shows New Zealand fashion brands are rising to the challenge and are improving the way they operate, with Nature Baby, AS Colour, Kowtow and Icebreaker among the best performers. We had a chat to them about what they’re doing right, and what other companies can learn from them.
What does brand look like in the fourth industrial revolution? It’s a question New Zealand businesses need to answer for themselves, says krunch.co managing director Darren Kirkland.
Bad news for social media influencers: new research shows that staged, paid endorsements are no longer resonating with audiences, while authentic, user-generated content is. Business strategist Sarah Pearce breaks down how brands can adjust their social media strategy accordingly.
Chia Sisters products have long been solidified within our New Zealand market. New Zealand’s growing importance placed on health and wellbeing has allowed the products to nestle easily into our conscious purchases. We caught up with founder sisters Chloe and Florence Van Dyke about being named a top five female lead venture in the 2019 SheEO NZ Summit, and their recent addition to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.