Long before organic food was hot property in New Zealand’s mainstream supermarkets, Commonsense Organics was offering organically-grown produce to everyday New Zealanders. Twenty-five years on, it’s seen the zeitgeist catch up to its vision.
Last year saw a number of high-profile retail closures, each of which had a big impact on its staff and suppliers. In the final instalment of our '2016 in retail' series, Elly Strang nominates the most-missed of these retailers, and praises the retail personality of the year.
We love a good brand mascot at The Register - the more surreal, the better. As part of a retrospective series on retail wins and losses of 2016, Elly Strang has crowned the mascot of the year, and also recognised the best PR stunt.
Is it just us, or was 2016 full of huge shifts and changes? The Register's Elly Strang has picked out the most important of these, and also highlighted the biggest retail-relevant fight.
The Register's Elly Strang hands out bouquets and brickbats based on retailers' performances in our '2016 in retail' series. In this installment, she picks a quote of the year, and identifies the biggest 'whoopsie' of 2016.