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New Zealand’s endless summer hurts retail sales

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  • May 4, 2016
  • Elly Strang
New Zealand’s endless summer hurts retail sales

Retailers’ bottom dollars are often affected by changes in seasonal weather patterns, and this year is no different. The lingering balmy weather across the country has meant there’s a lot of winter stock still waiting to be plucked off the shelves, a retail expert says.

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Southland shop owners rally together to overcome provincial retail challenges

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  • March 31, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Southland shop owners rally together to overcome provincial retail challenges
Invercargill's main street.

It’s no secret some provincial retailers are feeling quite vulnerable at the moment. However, help is on its way, with a workshop planned for Southland retailers in April on how to become more robust in the volatile market. We talk to First Retail’s Chris Wilkinson about the challenges facing Invercargill and the broader provincial retail industry.

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The retail yearbook: First Retail's Chris Wilkinson on the year that was

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  • January 8, 2016
  • The Register team
The retail yearbook: First Retail's Chris Wilkinson on the year that was

As part of our series that explores the retail industry's smartest moves of the past year, First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson answers our Q&A on the highs and lows of retail in 2015, and shares some thoughts for 2016.

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