Bin liner, lunch holder, dog poo picker-uperer, water balloon replacement, washing bag. Just a few of the jobs that the polarising plastic shopping bag will happily undertake – after it’s carried your groceries home, of course.
Theo de Monchy is an innovation planner at Previously Unavailable. He discusses the future of convenience retail and an unmanned corner store in Sweden that runs on trust and a mobile app.
It happened with music, it happened with video and it happened somewhat with books – digital disruption is upon us and gobbling everything in its path. We look at how New Zealand banks are surviving in the digital age.
It's an age-old question that's caused heated arguments for years - should peanut butter be smooth or crunchy? One Kiwi guy has built an empire that's united nut-lovers worldwide. Now, he wants to revolutionise his product even further with "slugs", or shot-sized packets of nutty goodness.
NZ Post has released another ad for YouShop, its post service that allows Kiwis to shop online at overseas sites that don't delivery to New Zealand. It comes at a time when Kiwis are becoming increasingly more comfortable clicking their way down the purchase funnel, rather than visiting a bricks and mortar store.