Real Groovy gets new lease on life

  • News
  • December 4, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Real Groovy gets new lease on life

In a rare happily-ever-after story in retail, beloved music store Real Groovy has found a new home just across from the road from its old digs. The business found out it had to move out of its long-time Queen St haunt in June so the building could be demolished to make way for apartments.

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Elizabeth Arden opens Auckland flagship store

  • News
  • November 25, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Elizabeth Arden opens Auckland flagship store

Makeup giant Elizabeth Arden has debuted its first New Zealand standalone store in Auckland’s developing luxury precinct today. The store turns makeup into a true experience, offering makeovers, beauty services and even customised foundation.

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Farmers re-imagines its department stores for city living

  • News
  • November 24, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Farmers re-imagines its department stores for city living

This year saw the demise of two heritage Kiwi department stores. Wellington’s Kirkcaldie & Stains was bought out by David Jones, while South Island stores merged as H&J Smith purchased Arthur Barnett. It seems that in the age of ecommerce, a fresh approach is necessary – enter the new Farmers store on Queen St.

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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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Red Awards 2016
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Auckland Unitary Plan
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All things to all people
Kiwi retailers share their omnichannel strategies.
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Retail rogues
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Window shopping: A spotlight on social media
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Retail premises on Auckland’s Queen St in hot demand

  • Property
  • September 2, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Retail premises on Auckland’s Queen St in hot demand

A special retailer is being sought for a refurbished heritage building on Auckland’s sought-after Queen St. The availability of the 150-year-old former Bank of New Zealand Tower is a sign of “frenetic” retail leasing activity on the Queen St strip, says Bayleys Real Estate leasing agent Meredith Graham.

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Queue for Topshop and Topman launch reaches all the way down Queen St

  • News
  • March 12, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Queue for Topshop and Topman launch reaches all the way down Queen St

With the doors set to open to the department store at 10am, fans of the UK brand have been queuing up all night. Xixi Chen, who took the photo above, says the line reaches all the way down to Wyndham St.

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