In praise of plastic bags

  • Opinion
  • June 16, 2016
  • Will Bowman
In praise of plastic bags

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.

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Is this the future of convenience retail?

  • Opinion
  • April 27, 2016
  • Theo de Monchy
Is this the future of convenience retail?

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.

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Digital disruption – are Kiwi banks being challenged?

  • News
  • September 14, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Digital disruption – are Kiwi banks being challenged?

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.

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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.

2020 vision
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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 ...
All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
How to open a store
Sarah Dunn considers what it would take to ...
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 ...

How Pic's founder spread his way to a peanut butter empire

  • News
  • July 23, 2015
  • Johan Chang
How Pic's founder spread his way to a peanut butter empire

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.

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NZ Post trumpets the border-crossing powers of shopping with YouShop

  • News
  • July 17, 2015
  • Damien Venuto
NZ Post trumpets the border-crossing powers of shopping with YouShop

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.

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