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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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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.

Retail NZ calls for more targeted government assistance in Covid’s wake

Retailer confidence has slumped since mid-February.

Tmall Global boosts support for foreign vendors eyeing China

New self-service portal will help sellers get storefronts open within 30 days.

New book reveals secrets behind the success of franchise leaders

New Zealand’s Top Franchise Leaders' book suggested New Zealand is the world’s most-franchised nation dominated by retai...

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

British department store retailer Debenhams is to be liquidated after failing to find a buyer, administrators FRP Adviso...

Nike gets local with new Nike Unite store concept

Nike has unveiled another new core retail format as it continues on its path of reducing its channel partners and focusi...
Crossborder shopping

Tax take from offshore e-commerce sites set to hit $100 million

New Zealand’s tough stance on collecting tax from offshore companies selling to locals online has brought in $95.2 milli...

Singles Day sets record for Alibaba, rival JD

Alibaba predictably set a new record for Singles Day gross merchandise volume (GMV) yesterday.
Warehouse worker

DC workers vote to strike at The Warehouse

Workers at The Warehouse’s Auckland distribution centre will be staying home tomorrow (Tuesday) in a 24-hour strike prot...
Rebel Sport Harbour Bridge

Rebel Sport, e-commerce drive solid growth for Briscoe Group

Retailer Briscoe Group achieved a 14.97 per cent increase in sales in the October quarter with sales through its Rebel S...
Cafe owner

Kiwis commit to shopping locally in pandemic’s wake

The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired Kiwis to shop locally, according to research from Mastercard.
Downtown Christchurch

Retail spending soars 20.7 per cent in October

Retail spending is soaring in New Zealand, but the head of Retail NZ advises caution in the lead-up to Christmas.

LVMH’s Tiffany takeover back on – at a slight discount

LVMH and Tiffany & Co have agreed to new terms and a slightly reduced price for the French luxury group's takeover of th...