Dave Bowes argues that culturally relevant brands tend to listen to their audiences before choosing an angle.
There have been a lot changes, wins and losses in the retail industry as of late. Director of property, design and research specialist agency RCG Paul Keane considers the latest developments, including Dick Smith's senior management blunders and where it went wrong.
Some academics have proposed that dairies and other retail outlets near schools should be regulated. Retail NZ's general manager of public affairs, Greg Harford, argues this won't solve the issue at hand.
The net migration into New Zealand in 2015 was 65,000 people, the highest it has ever been. Associate director of property, design and research agency RCG, John Polkinghorne, explains the effect of New Zealand's migration boom on different areas around the country.
Nearly every retail brand across the world is trying to get in on the athleisure trend, from fast fashion stores like Topshop to luxury stores like Louis Vuitton. Retail consultant and commentator Juanita Neville-Te Rito explores which retailers are doing it best and what can be learnt from their practices.