With the increasing dominance of online shopping and Amazon knocking at our door, it might seem like lowest price is the only question in a customer's mind. In some cases this may be true, but good data is key to understanding customer behaviour.
If there's one word that strikes fear into the heart of many Kiwi retailers, it's "Amazon". This massive global business has enormous scale; a turnover nearly two and a half times that of the entire New Zealand retail sector; and a share price of nearly NZD$1,400.
More than a century ago, railways were critical to the development of New Zealand as a nation and were a key part of our national infrastructure. Communities clamoured for rail connections, and the railways were the way that we shifted our goods to market.
As Christmas steps closer every day, retailers are beginning to feel pressure from international marketplaces according to Retail NZ.
As the Christmas period undoubtedly comes closer, Retail NZ has called upon retailers to broaden their focus on the safety of customers through what they buy.