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.
Deanna Yang is the founder of Moustache, a former milk-and-cookie bar turned milk-and-cookie bus. She shares her experience of being a New-Zealand born woman of Asian descent in Auckland who started up a business at the age of 21.
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.
Shifting demographics mean New Zealand consumers are becoming more racially diverse; more concentrated in Auckland; older; and more globalised. In this series, 'The Changing Face of Retail', The Register explores what these changes mean for retailers. Here, we look at the history of Chinese retailers in New Zealand and their impact on the current retail landscape.
In February 2015, New Zealand hit a landmark. For the first time, there were more than half a million businesses operating – an increase of 14 percent over the previous decade. Just under 30,000 of these businesses were retail. The people who power these businesses have changed too – Auckland was ranked last year as having the fourth-largest foreign population in the world, with 39 percent of its population born overseas. In this series, 'The Changing Face of Retail', we looked into what this means for our industry.