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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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St Pierres opens New Zealand’s first drive-thru sushi restaurant

Japanese restaurant chain St Pierres Sushi has opened its first drive-thru takeaway outlet.

Meta’s Facebook pockets stolen cash in Ads scam, leaving vendors fleeced

In a sophisticated Facebook Ads scam, hackers are taking over legitimate accounts and launching retail campaigns selling...

Moola cartel court ruling a warning to businesses using Google Ads

A High Court ruling in a case involving fast-cash service Moola has significance to all companies using Google Ads to pr...

Australia wins another round against New Zealand in rights to manuka honey

New Zealand honey makers have lost a bid to trademark the term ‘manuka honey’ in the UK after a legal challenge from riv...

Chanel appoints Unilever executive Leena Nair as global CEO

French luxury group Chanel has selected an outsider to head the company, appointing a long-serving Unilever executive to...

Foodstuffs CEO pours cold water over forced separation plans

Chris Quin says profits at grocery giant are in line with those in overseas markets, questions need for change.

Partridge Jewellers opens in Newmarket luxury precinct

Elegant boutique marks beginning of a new chapter in retailer's 150-year history, says company.

Ikea to build first New Zealand store at Sylvia Park

Kiwi Property Group reveals plans to sell site to the Swedish homewares giant, and to build a bulky goods centre nearby.

New Zealand Black Friday sales growth exceeded pre-Covid levels

New Zealanders spent more than ever before on last weekend’s four-day-long Black Friday shopping festival.

Foodstuffs launches trial of grocery deliveries with Uber Eats

Twenty-two North Island New World and Four Square stores have partnered with Uber Eats in a trial of grocery-delivery se...

Carrefour’s Flash 10/10 c-store deploys avatars and AI to speed purchases

Paris' Flash 10/10 concept store has been described as "one of the stores with the most advanced technology in the world...

Electric bike suppliers combine into a nationwide network

The combined business now sells through 70 independent suppliers and eight franchised retail stores.

Auckland lockdown drives quarterly retail-sales decline

By category, food and beverage services fell the most, but supermarkets sales surged.

New World launches online shoppable recipes  

The two companies are now exploring further technology solutions for Foodstuffs’ store networks.

Luxury jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels set for New Zealand debut

Richemont-owned brand chooses prime downtown Auckland site for first store.

China, South Korea boost Burberry sales

Double-digit sales growth in China, South Korea and the Americas underpinned a 37-per-cent lift in first-half sales for ...

Lion’s US brewery deal takes it to the top of the craft beer market

“Just as Lion once crossed the Tasman to establish itself in Australia, now we have crossed the Pacific to form a leadin...

Student-driven bed startup goes mainstream online

Student-founded direct-to-consumer retailer The Flatpack Company, which makes low-cost beds, has just launched nationwid...

Burberry opens its first New Zealand store

British luxury brand makes its debut in Westfield Newmarket's luxury precinct.

Warehouse Group’s $70m Westpac loan ties interest to sustainability path

The two-year loan facility, which is extendable, includes pledges relating to sustainable packaging, carbon emissions an...

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