Retail sales climb to record heights in June quarter

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  • August 15, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Retail sales climb to record heights in June quarter

Retail sales in New Zealand have ramped up to records levels from March through to June, rising by 2.3 percent. Statistics New Zealand says this is the biggest boost recorded in retail sales since December 2006.

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Do retail sales jump on Mother's Day?

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  • May 12, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Do retail sales jump on Mother's Day?

Mother's Day isn't quite on the same scale as Christmas or Boxing Day sales, but it's promoted just as heavily as some of the bigger retail events. So how do sales fare on the big day? We looked at data from retail management software firm Vend to find out.

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Retailers’ December sales shine from the ‘Star Wars effect’

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  • December 16, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Retailers’ December sales shine from the ‘Star Wars effect’

With the latest Star Wars instalment set to hit cinemas at midnight tonight, fans are abuzz with excitement about the film. However, despite cinema websites crashing and sold out screenings, many believe retailers are the ones that will benefit the most from the hype surrounding The Force Awakens. Sales of Star Wars products at New Zealand stores have soared in December.

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Will retail sales prevail come rain or shine?

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  • July 9, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Will retail sales prevail come rain or shine?

The weather is known to have an effect on retail sales, but it’s hard to measure just how big of an impact the changing of seasons really has. We talked to senior economist Benje Patterson about the economical effects of New Zealand’s often turbulent weather patterns.

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