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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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The Warehouse Christchurch

The Warehouse reconfirms job cuts in series of staff meetings

The Warehouse has reconfirmed plans to restructure store operations, likely leading to significant staff cuts according ...
Older online shopper

Online shoppers say delivery costs, customer service drive brand loyalty

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped consumer expectations of online shopping according to new research from Emarsys.
Auckland City CBD

Pandemic set to mute new retail development in greater Auckland

Despite some 57,000sqm of new space being added to Auckland’s retail inventory in the second half of this year, the pros...
Shore City Takapuna

Shore City secures long-term Farmers renewal, new Whitcoulls

Shore City, the North Shore of Auckland’s original major shopping centre, has secured a 15-year lease renewal from ancho...
Cuba Street Wellington

Wellington CBD vacancy rate up 50 per cent in Covid-19’s wake

Vacant retail space in Wellington’s CBD rose to more than 7000sqm in the June quarter reflecting a vacancy rate of 6.7 p...
Pricewise store

Pricewise chain rescued by former CEO, shareholder

Health-and-beauty retailer Pricewise has been bought out of receivership by a previous shareholder and the company's CEO...
Techsembly founders Ross Knight, Sohail Qureshi and Amy Read.

Startup helps companies launch marketplaces during Covid-19

Techsembly, a Singapore technology startup, is securing clients worldwide after developing a Software-as-a-Service platf...

A quarter of NZ retailers ‘on knife edge’ after latest lockdown ‘hammering’

Nearly one in four New Zealand retailers are “on a knife edge” in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns according to resear...
A tourist in New Zealand

Student, traveller spending plunges in June quarter

With borders all-but closed to non-New Zealanders, spending by students and foreign visitors fell by half in the June qu...

Gap Inc to close 225+ stores globally as sales continue to decline

Struggling US apparel retailer Gap Inc has revealed plans to shutter more than 225 stores globally this year with anothe...
Image of Pricewise

Pricewise enters receivership, founders fired

The 16-store chain will continue to trade in receivership while expressions of interest are sought.

Best foot forward: Why Havaianas is expanding in Asia

Over the last two years, the Brazilian brand has opened 100 new stores in the region, and more are in the works.

Amazon pledges $2 billion in Climate Pledge Fund

E-commerce giant pledges $2 billion for a new Climate Pledge Fund to foster sustainable technologies and services.

H&M sales decline 50 per cent in May quarter

H&M says its sales decline in May was slightly below expectations.

Inditex to close 1200 smaller stores, invest online

Inditex plans to close up to 1200 smaller stores globally as it invests more than €2.7 billion in expanding its online c...

How H&M went from global to ‘glocal’

As fast fashion label H&M expands in Asia, the Swedish company is tapping local models and creative partners to up its a...

Victoria’s Secret sale cancelled; company to be spun off

L Brands confirms the deal with private-equity company Sycamore Partners was cancelled and it now plans to spin the busi...
Sustainability

Why social good is ‘the new cool’

Retailers can be the greatest force for social good on the planet, says author and business-for-good advocate Afdhel Azi...

Private equity tipped to privatise Victoria’s Secret

L Brands is reportedly about to announce the sale of Victoria’s Secret to private-equity company Sycamore Partners.

Burberry bullish despite Hong Kong sales collapsing

British luxury fashion label lifts full year forecast.