How to open a store, part 3: Finance

  • News
  • October 21, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
How to open a store, part 3: Finance

In a series of articles run in The Register's print magazine, NZ Retail, Sarah Dunn considers the practical realities of launching a boutique retail operation. To help visualise this, Dunn made up an imaginary retail proposition called Scribble Kitty - it's a utopian palace combining comic shop and cat cafe. In this installment, she looks at the role of finance.

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Suitmaker Crane Brothers introduces a finance option

  • News
  • October 11, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Suitmaker Crane Brothers introduces a finance option

Prestige menswear label Crane Brothers has started offering a finance option. Founder and managing director Murray Crane says weddings have been the main driver, explaining that the launch at the start of this month is aimed to support custom from grooms currently planning their weddings for early next year.

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What does the fall of BHS mean to us here in New Zealand?

  • Opinion
  • April 27, 2016
  • Ben Goodale
What does the fall of BHS mean to us here in New Zealand?

Over in the UK, high street retailer British Home Stores (BHS) is in trouble. Ben Goodale, managing director of ad agency justONE, examines what this means for Kiwi retailers.

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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.

Concept to closet
Business coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week.
Regional rollercoaster
What does retail look like in 2019 for ...
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 ...
The future is bright
We spoke with four retailers in their twenties ...
Hospitality enhancing retail
Some think food and integrated hospitality offerings will ...
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 ...
Loyalty in the digital age
How are retailers maintaining loyalty? Sarah Dunn, Elly ...
Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
Sarah Dunn and Elly Strang look at how ...
The Innovators | In partnership with Spark Business
Technology is rapidly changing the retail industry as ...

Keeping an eye on your business strategy

  • Opinion
  • January 3, 2016
  • Warren Head
Keeping an eye on your business strategy

Retailing requires constant vigilance, says business commentator Warren Head. He sees a reminder of this in the comments from Smiths City's chairman, and in the broader economic outlook.

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Iconic Kiwi brand Wild Pair goes into receivership

  • News
  • November 13, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Iconic Kiwi brand Wild Pair goes into receivership

Yet another New Zealand apparel retailer has felt the crunch of a competitive market jam-packed with local and overseas brands. Wild Pair’s directors Paul and Michael Donovan have put the company into receivership, but business will continue to run as usual.

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