New stores like H&M and Zara will bring an increased volume of shoppers. Other stores, such as supermarkets, are also feeling the impact of New Zealand's rising population. RCG's Paul Keane asks, can retailers' facilities hold up under the strain?
Numbers at Auckland’s newest mall are on the rise, despite claims the centre was a ‘ghost town’ after it opened in October last year. It is now fully leased and customers are changing their habits to include the centre, with more visiting every month.
Visa has been relatively dormant in the tech-driven payment space for a few years. Although its 2007 introduction of Visa payWave, using RFID technology, was a great step, the likes of Apple Pay and Google Wallet have more effectively improved the classic payment pain point.