As Christmas steps closer every day, retailers are beginning to feel pressure from international marketplaces according to Retail NZ.
The results are in for consumer expenditure over the Christmas period in New Zealand and many of the predictions made proved accurate. Consumer spending was up on 2015, and retailers reaped the benefits.
And just like that, 2016 is nearly over. As always, it’s been a riotously busy year in retail, and The Register’s posted nearly 900 stories as our team attempts to keep up. As editor Sarah Dunn packed up her workstation and headed for the beach, she threw together some thoughts on this year’s macro trends.