The latest trend among retailers and consumers fits in with the latest political movement and so called ‘social media craze’: gender fluidity and non-binary presentation. For retailers selling childrens' products, in practice this means selling items which aren't just blue for boys and pink for girls. But are consumers on board?
As well as fostering a start-up culture built on the back of the Gig, Dunedin is also staying true to its indie roots with lifestyle businesses that prove there is still a real market for handmade, artisan products. And it’s not just jams and birthday cards.
A new Unichem pharmacy in Botany has been purpose-built to cater for its local community of Chinese New Zealanders. We chatted with pharmacist Tina Chou about customer services and diversity.
What do your staff really get up to when you’re not on the shop floor? Rostered On, an Australian comedy show set in an electronics retail store, satirises the negative aspects of low-level retail jobs. We asked its creator how true to life it was intended to be.
Shifting demographics mean Maori are making up a more and more significant proportion of New Zealand's population. As part of a series covering the effect of demographic change on the retail industry, we spoke with the owner of New World Victoria Park, Jason Witehira, about supermarkets and Maori identity.