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?
You’ve probably seen its eye-catching kiosks at airport terminals, but did you know 1Above is a New Zealand business? Already sold in more than 250 outlets around the globe, 1Above is now seeking further growth using capital raised from an equity crowdfunding campaign run through the Equitise platform.
Footwear designer Gustavia Lui has been issued an invitation for the retail opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to pitch a supply deal to one of America’s biggest online shoe retailers, Zappos, in person. But there’s a catch. They need her to be there in six days’ time. And Lui needs help to make it happen.
Two major retail stories hit last week - store closures at Countdown, and the opening of David Jones. David Jones got more attention, but was it really more important for the retail industry? Executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG Paul Keane mulls it over.
Five years on from the Christchurch earthquakes, the garden city is continuing to flower as hospitality enjoys another positive quarter despite an easing of growth in the retail sector.