Creating a career in retail

  • News
  • November 23, 2016
  • Caitlin Salter
Creating a career in retail

Twenty-two years ago, Fiona de Barre started her first job in retail, aged 17. The self-proclaimed ‘lifer’ had a baby daughter to support and decided she didn’t want to become another teenage mother statistic. The answer was retail.

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Keeping your business safe after the earthquake

  • Opinion
  • November 18, 2016
  • Lorraine Nicholson
Keeping your business safe after the earthquake

The 7.8 earthquake which hit New Zealand on Monday has created pressing and immediate issues for many retailers. However, Lorraine Nicholson of First Retail Group wants retailers to also be aware of the messages they’re sending online and in the media, which may have an effect on their businesses further down the track.

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Facebook rolls out Trade Me-style buy and sell service

  • News
  • October 4, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Facebook rolls out Trade Me-style buy and sell service

Private buying and selling activity isn’t unusual on Facebook – you’re probably a member of a group or two where deals on secondhand furniture, cars and other goods are set up. In response to this informal trade, Facebook has created a specialised ‘destination’ called Marketplace.

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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.

Concept to closet
Business coverage of New Zealand Fashion Week.
Regional rollercoaster
What does retail look like in 2019 for ...
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 ...
Hospitality enhancing retail
Some think food and integrated hospitality offerings will ...
Spotlight on signage
At first glance, the humble in-store sign might ...
Red Awards 2016
The Red Awards for retail interior design celebrate ...
Auckland Unitary Plan
Auckland is changing. The Unitary Plan will decide ...
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.
Delivering on your promises
The sale isn't over until your item is ...
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
Shifting demographics are creating big changes in New ...
The retail yearbook
With the help of experts in the retail ...
Retail rogues
We put the spotlight on staff training. Jai ...
Here come the giants
Topshop has arrived in Auckland’s CBD, David Jones ...
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
Technology is rapidly changing the retail industry as ...

Keeping customers happy with social media

  • Opinion
  • June 30, 2016
  • Katie Byrne
Keeping customers happy with social media

As everyone knows, social media is a minefield. Customers can use this very public platform as a way to force an outcome, but Kiwibank social media manager Katie Byrne sees opportunities for connection in every confrontation.

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KFC beanies: Just what all of New Zealand always wanted

  • Checkout
  • June 20, 2016
  • Jenny Keown
KFC beanies: Just what all of New Zealand always wanted

Creative agencies, take note. It appears beanies and a social media platform is all you need these days to get noticed. A frenzy of sorts erupted on Twitter last week as KFC posted a generous free giveaway of three branded red beanies.

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