I’m a beacon. How are you?

  • Opinion
  • October 8, 2015
  • Greg Doone
I’m a beacon. How are you?

Imagine a customer entering your store and being instantly greeted with a personalised welcome message. Digital strategy and data leader at PwC, Greg Doone, explains how this vision can become a reality.

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NZ to follow in Australia’s footsteps and introduce ‘Netflix’ GST tax

  • News
  • August 18, 2015
  • Elly Strang
NZ to follow in Australia’s footsteps and introduce ‘Netflix’ GST tax

The Government has begun to zero in on tax issues surrounding online purchases with a discussion document about GST. However, the document is focused on digital goods for now, not physical ones – leaving some feeling a bit perturbed about where priorities lie.

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New Zealand’s GST loophole one step closer to being thwarted

  • News
  • August 4, 2015
  • Elly Strang
New Zealand’s GST loophole one step closer to being thwarted

Prime Minister John Key says closing the GST loophole is a matter of when, not if, as New Zealand officials are working closely with Australian officials. He says the GST threshold is going to have to come down to ensure there’s an even playing field for businesses.

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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.

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Business coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week.
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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 ...
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Some think food and integrated hospitality offerings will ...
Spotlight on signage
At first glance, the humble in-store sign might ...
Red Awards 2016
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Auckland Unitary Plan
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How to open a store
Sarah Dunn considers what it would take to ...
All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
Rising stars
Retail's top young achievers.
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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
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The retail yearbook
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Retail rogues
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Here come the giants
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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
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Could retailers make better use of older workers?

  • News
  • July 2, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Could retailers make better use of older workers?

PwC’s Golden Age index has this week revealed that New Zealand as a whole is employing more older workers than just about any other country, but the retail industry still skews young. As New Zealand’s population continues to age, retailers may stand to miss out on the customer service and expertise offered by older workers.

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Mobile advertising spend up 88 percent, IAB says

  • News
  • June 10, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Mobile advertising spend up 88 percent, IAB says

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s chief executive Adrian Pickstock revealed a fast-growing digital ad spend at the retail-specific “Vertical Snapshot” presentation with PwC on May 27.

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