Human diversity means that when it comes to Santa Claus’ appearance, the public allows a a certain amount of flexibility. The big man is in so much demand at this time of year that if only those closely resembling Coca Cola’s archetypal Santa made the
Yet another New Zealand apparel retailer has felt the crunch of a competitive market jam-packed with local and overseas brands. Wild Pair’s directors Paul Donovan and Michael Donovan have put the company into receivership, but business will continue to run as usual.
The end of 2015 is in sight. William Black and Conor McElhinney, partners at receivers firm McGrathNicol, look back on the year that was and while they see positive trends in food and beverage, tourism/accommodation, hardware and homewares sectors, they say things aren't going to
Rachel Hansen and her husband Leif launched their ecommerce site Freedom Kids last Monday to help children break free from heavily-gendered clothing. Everything on the site is made under ethical manufacturing conditions, and targeted at both girls and boys – including the dresses.
Trend forecasting agency WGSN travels the world to find and deliver market intelligence to retailers. Representative Tim Perkins says it's vital for fashion retailers to understand the role of trends and how they affect consumer demand.
Mass personalisation, fast-laning and elevated engagement are the trends to jump on board this year, says trend forecaster WGSN. The firm runs two big “trend summit” sessions each year, travelling around the world to share insights.