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Westfield marketing boss questions survival of online-only retailers

  • News
  • September 24, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Westfield marketing boss questions survival of online-only retailers
A busy Westfield mall in London, UK.

The marketing director of the group behind Westfield shopping centres has brushed away concerns that malls could be threatened by pure-play online retailing. He said “very few” of them have ever made a profit and questioned how many would be around in five years.

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How to connect with connected customers

  • News
  • September 16, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
How to connect with connected customers

Except, perhaps, for possum merino fibre, New Zealand has nothing to offer the world that shoppers can’t get elsewhere, so Kiwi retailers need to strategise carefully. Speaker Ian Jindal started his talk at Westfield’s retail breakfast in SkyCity on Monday with this statement.

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Kiwi Westfield Malls’ retail sales worth more than $10k per square metre

  • News
  • May 11, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Kiwi Westfield Malls’ retail sales worth more than $10k per square metre

Scentre Group’s first quarter update shows that bricks and mortar stores are still holding strong - in malls at least. Its Westfield malls’ sales in New Zealand grew almost six percent in the first three months of 2015. The nine malls are worth $1.9 billion, with retail sales hitting more than $10,000 per square metre.

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The mad world of experiential concepts

  • Opinion
  • April 23, 2015
  • Juanita Neville-Te Rito
The mad world of experiential concepts

The CEO of retail specialist agency Hotfoot, Juanita Neville-Te Rito, introduces some of her favourite new concepts from retail.

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Westfield’s Albany mall stays closed due to burst water pipe

  • News
  • March 13, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Westfield’s Albany mall stays closed due to burst water pipe

A burst water pipe on Oteha Valley Rd cutting off Albany’s water supply on the North Shore has forced Albany mall to remain closed for the day.

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