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Data dump: Consumer spendpocalypse

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  • November 29, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Data dump: Consumer spendpocalypse

In the US, the traditional function of the Black Friday shopping extravaganza is to get consumers warmed up for a hearty few weeks of Christmas spending. It seems that this year, Black Friday has been eclipsed by its upstart Chinese cousin, Singles’ Day on November 11, but never fear – shoppers still spent up a storm. We’ve put together a calendar of significant holiday shopping dates.

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Ambiente 2017 promises a world of consumer goods inspiration

  • In association with Messe Reps & Travel
  • November 22, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Ambiente 2017 promises a world of consumer goods inspiration

In February, more than 136,000 visitors from 143 countries will converge on Frankfurt, Germany, to immerse themselves in the biggest homewares trade fair in the world. The annual Ambiente fair spans dining, giftware and living goods categories, and fills hundreds of thousands of square metres worth of hall space. It’s a huge experience.

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Singles’ Day tempts Chinese customers to splash out

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  • November 10, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Singles’ Day tempts Chinese customers to splash out

The 11th of November is Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie – an ecommerce shopping occasion which now dwarfs even the mighty Black Friday. Sales this year are expected to top $20 billion.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

Regional rollercoaster
What does retail look like in 2019 for ...
Concept to closet
Business coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week.
Town centres
A positive retail environment over the past 12 ...
Amazon Arrival
Keeping up with all things Amazon as it ...
The Retail Yearbook 2017
As we battle our way through the busiest ...
Hospitality enhancing retail
Some think food and integrated hospitality offerings will ...
The future is bright
We spoke with four retailers in their twenties ...
Spotlight on signage
At first glance, the humble in-store sign might ...
Red Awards 2016
The Red Awards for retail interior design celebrate ...
Auckland Unitary Plan
Auckland is changing. The Unitary Plan will decide ...
How to open a store
Sarah Dunn considers what it would take to ...
All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
Rising stars
Retail's top young achievers.
Delivering on your promises
The sale isn't over until your item is ...
Retail in heartland New Zealand
Retailers keep the regions pumping, but how strong ...
Women in retail help one another. We spoke ...
The changing face of retail
Shifting demographics are creating big changes in New ...
The retail yearbook
With the help of experts in the retail ...
Retail rogues
We put the spotlight on staff training. Jai ...
Here come the giants
Topshop has arrived in Auckland’s CBD, David Jones ...
From retail to e-tail
Ecommerce has become part of the way mainstream ...
Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
Sarah Dunn and Elly Strang look at how ...
Loyalty in the digital age
How are retailers maintaining loyalty? Sarah Dunn, Elly ...
The Innovators | In partnership with Spark Business
Technology is rapidly changing the retail industry as ...

Sustainability Week invites debate and discussion

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  • March 29, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Sustainability Week invites debate and discussion

Sustainability is a huge buzzword right now, but it’s not always obvious how retailers can apply it to their own business. In the University of Auckland Business School’s new Sustainability Week initiative, retailers from a selection of high-profile Kiwi companies will weigh in.

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Merging digital with retail: the secret to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s success

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  • June 16, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Merging digital with retail: the secret to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s success

Melbourne called on fashionistas to make it the number one retail destination in Australia by creating Melbourne Spring Fashion Week last year. The event generated tens of thousands of likes and mentions across social media. We hear from the two men behind the event about how they did it, and what’s in store for this year.

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