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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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Foodstuffs, The Warehouse join Super Saturday Vaxathon

Tomorrow marks the start of a week-long effort led by the health ministry to deliver 500,000 vaccinations into the arms ...

Mixed fortunes for Wellington, Auckland CBD retailers

Vacancy rates ease but challenging times remain says leasing expert.

MySale taps new CEO on road to ASX listing

Online marketplace MySale has named a new CEO as it continues to work towards a potential listing on the ASX.

Petone’s Schrodinger’s Books named the nation’s best bookstore

Two-year-old business attracted the judges’ attention for “a beautiful physical space, arresting windows and merchandisi...

Nick Scali buys Plush from Greenlit Brands

Sale – to be settled next month – gives Plush an enterprise value of $110 million.

New Google search feature shows shoppers in-store inventories

Google has unveiled new search functions aimed at improving the online shopping experience.

Dairies call for grocery duopoly’s wholesale, retail arms to be split

The nation’s dairy owners have urged the Commerce Commission to “think small”, arguing that their 4000-strong nationwide...

Paper cup maker drops recycling claims after being caught greenwashing

Paper packaging products company Glopac has been ticked off for greenwashing by the Commerce Commission for promoting it...

Foodstuffs South Island names its new CEO

Foodstuffs South Island has named Mary Devine as its new CEO, who will succeed 20-year veteran Steve Anderson.

HP gains final clearance for resale price maintenance

HP New Zealand has been cleared to engage in resale price maintenance (RPM), the Commerce Commission has determined.

Auckland businesses beg government for aid as lockdown continues

After two weeks of Level 4 lockdown, Auckland city centre businesses have lost more than $45 million according to figure...

Aiwa brand up for auction, its parent bankrupt

The famous Aiwa brand – synonymous with audio products for 70 years – is up for auction as part of the Chapter 11 bankru...

Supermarkets short on staff as lockdown extended

Countdown reports more than 1000 staff impacted by response to latest Covid outbreak, and it expects that number to rise...

Robot baristas to serve coffee at 30 Singapore train stations

Located in 5sqm retail spaces, the robots will have a cashless, contactless interface and can serve up to 200 cups of co...

Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Department stores' share of the US retail market is at a record low, but Amazon sees an opportunity.

Auckland Airport to build outlet mall with 100+ stores

Planned centre will have a footprint of 23,000sqm and generate an estimated 500 jobs.

Dairy owners seek vaccine priority, more police patrols

“The corner dairy is again to the fore as an essential business,” says Sunny Kaushal, chair of the Dairy and Business Ow...

Samsonite strikes a positive note as Covid wreaks havoc on sales

Covid’s ongoing impact on global travel continues to impact travel-retail brand Samsonite which has recorded a loss attr...
New Zealand Fashion Week returns this year under new ownership

NZ Fashion Week postponed in light of Level 4 lockdown

The organisers of New Zealand Fashion Week are considering options for a new date after the last-minute postponement of ...

Lion to exit retail business, sell Liquor King

Online store to close at month's end but it will be business as usual at 22 stores until a buyer is found.