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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is head of news at Inside Retail. A cloud-based writer with a passion for design and digital communications, Robert has written about the retail industry for more than 20 years. He has spent the last nine of those based in Southeast Asia.

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Countdown supermarkets

Grocery retailing duopoly “not serving” New Zealanders

Rivals "unable to compete with the major grocery retailers on price and product range" says Commerce Commission.

Countdown to build Metro supermarket in repurposed Wanaka service station

Countdown says the store – the first Metro to be built in the South Island – will stock a “curated grocery range” and su...

Menswear retailer Farrys to close its last store

"My father once told me that if I ever stopped selling suits that it was time to get out, so I’m doing as I’m told."

Countdown parent’s supplier guide ranks packaging materials

Woolworths has published a list of good and bad packaging materials for its suppliers to refer to as it works to adopt e...
Oxford Street Shopping

Gap to close all 81 stores across the UK, Ireland

US apparel company keen to retain a presence – most likely online only.

Singapore Airlines to launch world-first live inflight online store

More than 4000 products will be online for inflight purchase – with live inventory updates and credit card authorisation...

PVH to sell Izod, Van Heusen and Arrow brands to ABG

Heritage international apparel brands Izod, Van Heusen, and Arrow are to be sold by PVH Corp to Authentic Brands Group.

Iconix Brand group taken private in US$585 million PE deal

Deal brings to an end a year-long search for an investor to help relieve the business of a heavy debt burden.

Premier Retail sets record guidance as Covid strategies pay off

CEO Mark McInnes says Mother’s Day sales set a new record for the group, helping drive strong overall May sales.

Consumers warned of empty shelves in lower South Island

As rescues and evacuations continue, both Foodstuffs and Countdown have confirmed that deliveries to stores south of Chr...

Not a lot for retail in benefit-centric budget

Retail NZ chief says no relief for retailers struggling with rising costs and punitive laws.

Authentic Brands Group lodges bid for Reebok – report

At least two other international sports apparel companies are working the numbers on Reebok, according to Reuters: South...

Simon, Authentic Brands snap up adventure wear company Eddie Bauer

The brand will join Forever 21, Aeropostale, Nautica, Lucky Brand and Brooks Brothers in a rapidly expanding retail grou...

Retail NZ welcomes govt move to regulate merchant fees

“For far too long New Zealanders have been paying high merchant fees and it is fantastic news that the government is fin...

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works to be split into separate companies

“The divorce gives Victoria’s Secret no place to hide," says analyst.

Reebelo opens NZ marketplace selling refurbished gadgets

By partnering with companies that refurbish devices, Reebelo aims to use the circular economy to reduce waste and encour...

Shoppers spent US$900bn more online last year – and the trend will stick

Mastercard predicts between 20 and 30 per cent of the shift to online will be permanent.

Retailer group warns of rising inflation pressure

Greg Harford says two in three retailers expect the minimum wage increases will have an impact on their businesses.

HP seeks regulatory nod for setting prices on a planned online platform

Approval - if granted - will only apply to products sold through the online store – not resellers.

Foodstuffs South Island CEO steps down after 20 years

In the last decade Steve Anderson has trebled the grocery retailer's sales to $3.3 billion.