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Inside Retail NZ

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Wellington fashion designer and retailer Duncan McLean.

Wellington City Council program helps retailers restore historic buildings

Wellington City Council has created a Built Heritage Incentive Fund to assist owners of heritage buildings to perform co...
A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle.

Nelson New World supermarket to trial sign language

A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle next week.
Fashion & accessories

This week in global retail news

Tiffany returns to profit; 7-Eleven makes its mark in Laos; TWG Tea expands online; and more.
Customer

Virtuous or virtue signalling?

With brands increasingly making statements on social issues, what's the best way to instil genuine change and communicat...
Luxury

Fashion’s new world order

From dealing with the supply chain to forecasting future trends, clever players within the fashion industry are using te...
Fashion & accessories

We need to talk about private label

For too long, retailers have neglected their own brands and underestimated their ability to boost their businesses.
Food & beverage

Plant-based food is having a moment right now

Why this new product category is taking off, and what it means for retail.
Pureplay

Rethinking cart abandonment

Our contributor Dr Jason Pallant reveals what you might be getting wrong about cart abandonment.
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Supply chain

What retail leaders can learn from the military

Contributor Craig Padoa explains why it's more important than ever to test new features.
Mobile

Click and convert: 3 steps to creating a great app

Three simple steps will ensure your retail business is maximising your app's value, driving sales and making your image ...
Supply chain

Are stores destined to become micro-fulfilment centres?

The rapid increase in online shopping has led some retailers to turn turn shops into 'dark stores'. Here's how they work...

McDonald’s makes swimwear from plastic straws

McDonald’s introduces a swimwear range made from plastic straws in Austria and collaborated on a ‘saucy’ range of shoes ...
Sustainability

Inside Ikea’s Home of Tomorrow

A tenement building in Poland has been repurposed as a place to teach customers about sustainable living.
Marketing

The rise of conversational marketing

More people are shopping online now than ever before, giving brands the perfect opportunity to embrace new ways of conne...
Store design

Wake up and smell the coffee: Starbucks Reserve

A peek inside the new Starbucks Reserve store in Singapore.
Fashion & accessories

Q&A with Zanerobe’s Jonathon Yeo and Leith Testoni

We chat with the duo behind the edgy fashion brand.
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Management

It’s time to fall in love with your brand

Contributor Peter Sheppard explains why you should treat your customers as if they were your next life partner.
Omnichannel

Omnichannel retail: Is it really the answer?

Often seen as the holy grail of modern retail, omnichannel may not actually deliver the value that so many expect.
Supply chain

What retailers can learn from the food sector about clean warehouses

Contributor Jack Moroney reveals how retailers can make their warehouses more hygienic.
Management

13 tips for better crisis communication

When a crisis hits, people in the workplace turn to their leaders for clarity, honesty and reassurance. Here's how to ge...