Can education change buying behaviour?

  • Opinion
  • May 24, 2016
  • Greg Sampson
Can education change buying behaviour?
Image: Kerryn Smith

Explaining the story behind your brand to your customers could be a waste of time, says TRA's business director Greg Sampson.

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Countdown undergoes major revamp of in-house products

  • News
  • April 14, 2016
  • Holly Bagge
Countdown undergoes major revamp of in-house products

Countdown has announced it’s rolling out a refresh of its own brand range, as well as introducing a new category to its line up. It expects the massive task to take about two years, with the first hint of the change to be visible on supermarket shelves in May.

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How one hamburger joint puts the queue back in Queenstown

  • Opinion
  • March 30, 2016
  • Vaughn Davis
How one hamburger joint puts the queue back in Queenstown
Illustration: Wade Wu

How do you turn an inconvenience into branding? Vaughn Davis explores the curious case of Fergburger, a Queenstown burger restaurant where people queue for an hour just to have a bite of their world-famous buns.

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Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Great mistakes I've made: Des Flynn

  • News
  • March 29, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Great mistakes I've made: Des Flynn

Des Flynn is a senior retailer with more than 50 years in the industry. He has spent much of his career in the grocery sector, and is now executive general manager customer support at The Warehouse Group. It isn't always a smooth ride to the top, however - here, Flynn shares a mistake he's made on the way up.

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Editor's view: A heroic effort

  • Opinion
  • November 20, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Editor's view: A heroic effort

The October / November issue of NZ Retail magazine profiled the winners of Retail NZ's Top Shop competition. Editor Sarah Dunn has her own theories on what makes a top shop - it's primarily about balancing functionality with soul.

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