Google Shopping has recently launched into New Zealand and the significantly lower price to advertise may put smaller Kiwi businesses ahead.
Health-oriented specialty supermarkets are nothing new in New Zealand, but Auckland’s newest example of the genre represents a genuine step forward. GoodFor is a ‘wholefoods refillery’ where bulk goods flow free and plastic packaging is nowhere in sight.
Perhaps better known for their shock jock antics, infamous radio duo Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit with their latest business venture.
Auckland’s Sylvia Park was packed to the brim on Saturday as more than 1000 shoppers flocked to see the doors of the much-anticipated H&M open. Sarah Dunn spoke to H&M country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Hans Andersson, about competition, stock rotation and sustainable clothing.
Easter made its annual round last weekend, which saw many of us, young and old, stuffing ourselves with chocolate in various shapes, forms and sizes, as well as letting loose some unsightly puns (sorry). Here’s a rundown on the brands that hopped on the holiday’s bandwagon.
A year ago, Mitre 10’s aisles were in disarray, with a plethora of its proprietary brands scattered throughout. So, the company did what any DIY enthusiast would do and went back to the drawing board.
Yahoo’s latest messenger app replaces audio with text messaging for a Skype-meets-TXT-with-the-sound-off platform that might just revolutionise the way we use our phones.
While online shopping is certainly on the rise, digital technology does not have to disrupt and destroy physical retail, says Theresa Clifford. Rather, it can be used to optimise inefficiencies and increase service and personalisation.
Chairman of Ideaworks Jon Bird discusses what Kiwis can expect to learn about the future of retail from Steve Brown and David Roth at the Westfield Breakfast Seminar that is scheduled to run at the Langham on 19 November. In addition to discussing the speakers’ areas of expertise, Bird also touches on some of the innovations that are going to be unleashed on the retail world in the next few years.
Nielsen’s latest figures on online shopping show more Kiwis are clicking to buy. And from holographic retail assistants to interactive zombie gaming to mobile apps that allow users to purchase items via QR codes, retailers and marketers are donning their digital thinking caps to find the most creative ways to lure and retain customer attention in the colliding world of bricks, mortar and online retailing. Deirdre Robert shops on.
Buy the assets of one of the world’s most respected brands. Then throw that brand equity on the scrapheap and start from scratch. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but for Z energy, the decision to create a new, more localised, customer-centric brand was a master-stroke.