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Management Archives

The retail outlook for 2021

Resilience in the retail sector, looking for customers either forbidden or scared to come into town, is going to need to...
Business confidence down

Business confidence falls to 19-year low; CEOs seek political vision

New Zealand’s leading business leaders say the nation’s Covid-19 recovery is in peril, with business confidence at 19-ye...
Unhappy shoppers

Research finds big gap between shopper and retailer expectations

Research from across the Tasman shows more than 70 per cent of consumers believe they are usually better informed about ...

‘We gambled on this thing’: Gerry Harvey reflects on the past six months

A candid conversation with Harvey Norman's chairman about Melbourne’s reopening, stock shortages and rent.
Image of Martin Matthews wearing Castlegrade facemask

Why this facemask is better than the rest

Former Brand Collective CEO Martin Matthews is behind the Australian launch of Castlegrade.

Covid-19 advice for NZ businesses: Be more prepared to face future crises

Fifty-three per cent of NZ businesses put resiliency and being prepared for another pandemic on top of their plans while...

Hiring teams: The new corporate M&A

Clever businesses know that employing high-performing teams is a trend that’s set to grow in the future.
Covid working from home

Government extends Auckland lockdown by at least a week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended the level 2.5 restrictions Auckland is facing by at least another week after ...

From the source: Patrick Schmidt, Global Fashion Group

Schmidt shares how the pandemic accelerated Global Fashion Group's plans, its focus on sustainability and ethical supply...
Wellington fashion designer and retailer Duncan McLean.

Wellington City Council program helps retailers restore historic buildings

Wellington City Council has created a Built Heritage Incentive Fund to assist owners of heritage buildings to perform co...
Image of Pricewise

Pricewise enters receivership, founders fired

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

NZ government extends wage subsidy scheme

The extended wage subsidy scheme will cost about $510 million and is expected to cover 470,000 jobs.
Image of two hands forming the shape of a heart.

It’s time to fall in love with your brand

Contributor Peter Sheppard explains why you should treat your customers as if they were your next life partner.

13 tips for better crisis communication

When a crisis hits, people in the workplace turn to their leaders for clarity, honesty and reassurance. Here's how to ge...
Jacinda Ardern

Open, honest and effective: what makes Jacinda Ardern an authentic leader

The key to the leader's popularity is her authenticity.

China: A window into a post-pandemic world

As Chinese consumers tiptoe back into stores, what can Australian retailers learn from their journey?

How retail leaders can avoid a pandemic burnout

Tips to get through this stressful time.

Craveable Brands CEO: leadership, pivoting and battling a pandemic

Craveable Brands' Karen Bozic talks about her role in the multi-brand business.

Where there’s hope, there’s life

How global retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Retail is detail and JB Hi-Fi is the master

There's never been a better time to take a closer look at successful retailers.