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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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Nike to open a flagship Live experiential store in Auckland CBD

Nike’s decision to open its own store in Auckland was widely expected after a 10-year reseller agreement ended in Januar...

Visa, Mastercard to face probe after new retail payments law enacted

Credit and debit card networks Mastercard and Visa are on notice they will be the first to face Commerce Commission scru...

The enormous cost of McDonald’s Russian exit

If sold, the stores will be “de-Arched” which means the buyer will not be able to use the McDonald’s name, logo, brandin...

Flight Centre charts new course as cross-border travel resumes

Using a new omni-retail model, travel retailer expects online sales to reach 40 per cent of its total transactional valu...

Grocery duopoly accused of milking excess profits from consumers

Petition argues a lack of competition in the wholesale market is stopping prospective rival retailers from setting up sh...

Government to boost police resources to prevent retailer ram raids

Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford estimates ram raids and other retail crime is costing at least $1 billion a year....

Alquemie Group snaps up General Pants Co – and its CEO

Vendors Victor Smorgon Group, Phil Staub and Jackie Vidor, have agreed to reinvest "a significant portion of their proce...

Hugo Boss thrives as it successfully connects with Gen Z

The important China market, however, failed to perform for the end of the quarter, with sales down 1 per cent.

Briscoe Group sales edge up during first quarter

“A significant influence throughout this first quarter was the escalation of the Omicron outbreak and its impact on foot...
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Profit shock for Woolworths NZ business

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said the impact of Omicron, which was felt later in the quarter, led to supply-chain ...

PAS Group, Brand Collective to merge into A$600m retail powerhouse

The deal, effective April 26, will aggregate 26 brands and 15 character licences, operate in 300 retail locations across...

Hallenstein Brothers boss resigns suddenly

Group CEO says Barrow is leaving the role to “concentrate his energy on other opportunities”.

Covid restrictions eased – but masks still required in retail stores

Under the orange setting, capacity limits at indoor or outdoor events have been removed, but masks are still required in...

Bad debt blowout fuels massive Afterpay loss

Afterpay’s late payment fees soared by 124 per cent to $79 million in the December half.

Retailers warn of inflationary pressure as Covid impact eases

Nine out of 10 New Zealand retailers expect prices to rise during the next three months as pressure grows from growing w...

Chemist Warehouse takes stake in McPhersons

McPherson's will become an exclusive long-term distributor of a portfolio of health and beauty brands owned or controlle...

New York-listing deal values China’s Lanvin Group at $1.9 billion

Chinese fashion company set to list on the New York Stock Exchange via a special purpose acquisition company.

Mask exemptions ‘a flashpoint’ for store staff, says Retail NZ

Government changes to Covid rules impacting retailers have been welcomed by retailers – but a sticking point remains ove...

DoorDash headed for New Zealand – report

US food-delivery service DoorDash is to launch in New Zealand as early as next month.

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...