One hand giveth, the other taketh away

  • Opinion
  • August 5, 2015
  • Felix Delbruck
One hand giveth, the other taketh away
Illustration: Kerryn Smith

The Reserve Bank and the Government are performing a delicate balancing act. The latest Retail Trade Survey outstripped even the most bullish of expectations, with retail volumes rising 2.7 percent in the March quarter, the fastest growth since 2006.

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Rural consumers experiencing relief

  • Opinion
  • June 8, 2015
  • Felix Delbruck
Rural consumers experiencing relief

Westpac senior economist Felix Delbruck looks at the economic reasons why consumers in rural New Zealand are feeling a lot more upbeat than they were late last year.

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The four waves of disruption facing retailers

  • Opinion
  • June 2, 2015
  • Greg Doone
The four waves of disruption facing retailers

Greg Doone, PwC director and digital strategy and data specialist, shares his insight into the "waves of disruption" facing retailers.

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Basking in the summer of ‘15

  • Opinion
  • June 2, 2015
  • Warren Head
Basking in the summer of ‘15
Kerryn Smith

Business commentator and NZ Retail columnist Warren Head investigates to what extent the weather affects customers' buying decisions.

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Massey University's Dr Jonathan Elms on innovation

  • News
  • May 19, 2015
  • Jessy Edwards
Massey University's Dr Jonathan Elms on innovation

Associate professor of retail management at Massey University, Dr Jonathan Elms, shares his expert opinion on the importance of innovation as part of Jessy Edwards's series, The Innovators.

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