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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Editor's view: There is a crack in everything

  • Opinion
  • November 18, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Editor's view: There is a crack in everything

Everybody knows that the only way to get ahead is to push yourself, but is it really as simple as feeling the fear and doing it anyway? The Register editor Sarah Dunn muses on achievement and personal development.

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Retailers need to consider who will step into their shoes

  • News
  • August 3, 2016
  • Denise Piper
Retailers need to consider who will step into their shoes

Developing and training managers-to-be is one of the key things retailers should be thinking about, according to retail expert Chris Wilkinson.

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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

Reaching for the stars: Kmart's Teneile Patea on building careers

  • News
  • July 25, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Reaching for the stars: Kmart's Teneile Patea on building careers

Teneile Patea didn’t see herself as management material when she first joined Kmart as a 19-year-old single mum in 2005, but in the last two years, she has progressed from trainee manager, to sales manager, to store manager at the Botany outlet.

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Comedy show Rostered On makes light of the dark side of retail

  • News
  • July 4, 2016
  • Will Bowman
Comedy show Rostered On makes light of the dark side of retail

What do your staff really get up to when you’re not on the shop floor? Rostered On, an Australian comedy show set in an electronics retail store, satirises the negative aspects of low-level retail jobs. We asked its creator how true to life it was intended to be.

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