The Retail Collective founder Juanita Neville-Te Rito has been following the Dick Smith hearing in the Supreme Court of New South Wales with interest, and believes many lessons from it are applicable to Kiwi retailers.
Layoffs have begun at Pumpkin Patch after no buyer has emerged. The struggling childrenswear company appointed administrators and entered receivership in October, and confirmed this week that the search for a buyer has met its end.
Auckland's Downtown Shopping Centre closed for the last time on Saturday. The executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG, Paul Keane, examines what this means for the greater Auckland retail scene.