Written in the cards

  • Opinion
  • October 16, 2015
  • Warren Head
Written in the cards
Image: Kerryn Smith

Strong transactional activity on electronic cards confirms that June 2015 was a strong close to a strong first half year. Business commentator Warren Head picks apart what happened.

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Retail spending accelerates

  • Opinion
  • August 6, 2015
  • Warren Head
Retail spending accelerates
Illustration: Kerryn Smith

March quarter retail activity was extremely strong, with a rise in real retail sales of 2.7 percent beating market forecasts. Columnist Felix Delbruck, a senior economist at Westpac, said at the time that this was the biggest quarterly lift since the data series begin in September 2003.

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Basking in the summer of ‘15

  • Opinion
  • June 2, 2015
  • Warren Head
Basking in the summer of ‘15
Kerryn Smith

Business commentator and NZ Retail columnist Warren Head investigates to what extent the weather affects customers' buying decisions.

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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.

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Spotlight on signage
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Auckland Unitary Plan
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All things to all people
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Rising stars
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Retail in heartland New Zealand
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The changing face of retail
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The retail yearbook
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Retail rogues
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The 2015 Budget is out, and there's no online GST tax

  • News
  • May 21, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
The 2015 Budget is out, and there's no online GST tax

Retail NZ has slammed the government for its failure to act on the hot issue of GST on low-value imports.

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