Music. It’s always there, but it’s not often we stop to think about the effect it has on our environment. Mark Cowie, New Zealand operations manager for Recycle Boutique talks about how they use music targeted to their demographic to add to the in-store experience.
New Zealand retailers employ around 209,000 people, representing about 10 percent of the country’s total workforce. It’s an industry offering diverse opportunities that include everything from visual merchandising to executive management, but for years, it’s battled a perception that a career in retail isn’t a real career. At the same time, retailers are increasingly turning to casual contracts to fill gaps in their rosters. Are these two issues interlinked? With support from Frontline Retail, the NZ Retail team investigated.
In-store video cameras revolutionised loss prevention when they first became available to retailers, but as camera technology continues to evolve, they can now provide a plethora of data that supports better business decisions.
Retailers of all sizes are looking to create impactful environments to give them a competitive edge. And with years of industry knowledge, a trusted supply chain, proven creative talent and solid customer relationships, RD is leading the charge when it comes to helping bring those retail environments to life.
Theft in retail stores is an ongoing issue that’s escalating in scale. Both organised crime and individual shoplifting statistics continue to rise as retailers speak up about financial losses due to theft.