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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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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...

Warehouse Group COO heads across the Tasman to Woolworths

The Warehouse Group’s departing COO Pejman Okhovat has been appointed as the new MD of Big W.
Cordless phone

CPI basket updated as vaping gym gear sales rise, old tech dies

Stats New Zealand is changing the makeup of the basket of goods it uses to determine the Consumers Price Index to reflec...

Adidas in talks to sell Reebok – report

Adidas is reported to be planning to sell its troubled Reebok division according to German magazine Manager.

Fast Retailing bullish about recovery as Asian expansion pays off

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing may have reported a 12-per-cent drop in sales in its full-year results, but that decline wa...

Strong third quarter arrests LVMH’s sales decline for the year

Luxury goods and liquor-retail group LVMH recorded a 21-per-cent decline in revenue during the first nine months of this...

Bullish Briscoe Group to repay Covid-19 wage subsidy

Booming sales of homewares have prompted Briscoe Group to repay the $11.5 million Covid-related wage subsidy it received...

Freedom NZ to focus on local designers in major revamp of business

“Much of the furniture sold in New Zealand is not designed locally, and consequently doesn’t reflect the way we live,” s...
Furniture shopping

Kiwis spending more on household and recreational goods

Card spending on furniture, electrical, hardware, and recreational goods surged to unusually high levels in September ac...

Online, card spending rise in September, post lockdown

Spending online surged in September, but by a lesser amount than when Auckland was in lockdown in August.

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