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Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is an author, copywriter, and editor with extensive experience writing for English publications and websites. He has spent 10 years living, working and shopping in Asia.

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Unhappy shoppers

Research finds big gap between shopper and retailer expectations

Research from across the Tasman shows more than 70 per cent of consumers believe they are usually better informed about ...
Hand washing

Beauty companies The Six Senses and Pure Beauty in trans-Tasman merger

New Zealand beauty & fragrance firm The Six Senses has merged with Pure Beauty Australia in a non-financial transaction.
Shopping from car during Covid

Card spending slumps due to lockdowns

Lower card spending was recorded in Auckland during August, brought on by heightened coronavirus alert levels within the...

Calvin Klein to bring footwear collections in house

US fashion house Calvin Klein discontinues its partnership with licensee Jimlar Corp to bring its footwear collections i...

Ikea buys AI innovator Geomagical Labs

Furniture retailer's investment arm Ingka buys US-based AI innovator Geomagical Labs

Inditex shutters 3800 stores worldwide

Spanish apparel retailer temporarily shutters almost 3800 stores in 39 markets internationally in the midst of the coron...

Monocle opens its first travel-retail shop in Hong Kong

Global media brand opens its first dedicated travel-retail store at Hong Kong International Airport.

The North Face reveals its future with New York store

Activewear label initiates its global retail strategy with the opening of a new store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood.

Microsoft London’s flagship store opens

The new store houses a dedicated gaming room, technical support area, and a design lab.
Grocery shopping

Asian grocery market to top US$4.26 trillion by 2023

China, India, Indonesia will be the biggest contributors to growth.