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Sustainability

Countdown starts work on New Zealand’s first Green Star-rated supermarket
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Countdown starts work on New Zealand’s first Green Star-rated supermarket

New Zealand supermarket Countdown has started work on building its first Green Star-rated supermarket in Richmond. The 3450sqm store will open mid next year and is part of the Woolworths Australia-owned gr...
Retail’s biggest losers in the downturn of international travel
Inside the ‘arms race’ of anti-Black Friday campaigns
From the source: Maggie Marilyn
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Sustainability Archives

Here’s how The Iconic stuck to its values during Covid-19

In 2019, the online retailer set some ambitious targets to become a more ethical and sustainable business. Then came a g...

Who are Australia’s 20 coolest retailers in 2020?

From luxury fashion to toilet paper, here are the Australian retailers who went above and beyond in 2020.

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.

How one Kiwi couple turned good design into big business

Wishbone Design is a family business in Wellington punching well above its weight in the global toy market.

The startup roundup: Three sustainable swimwear brands you need to know

Three startups walk us through the process of the production of their sustainable swimwear range from the materials and ...
Countdown supermarkets

Countdown pledges zero food waste and emissions reduction by 2030

The New Zealand supermarket chain’s sustainability plan includes over 40 commitments in total.

Opinion: Are you wasting your time being a ‘woke’ brand?

Under mounting pressure to be socially accountable, retailers are behaving like good corporate citizens, but if their ef...

From the source: Yuki Yamada, Uniqlo Singapore & Malaysia

We chat with Uniqlo’s CEO about the unveiling of a Uniqlo theme park, the launch of new localised store concepts and how...

Woolworths commits to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025

Woolworths is the latest business in Australia to commit to power all of its operations through renewable energy by 2025...
Fair&Good

New directory Fair&Good makes it easier for Kiwis to find ethical brands

Fair&Good, a new directory launched in New Zealand, aims to make it easier for Kiwis to identify ethical brands.

Survive to thrive: This is what successful retail looks like in 2020

It’s about creating communities, category and product innovation and being culturally relevant.

Startup roundup: Sustainability in 2020

How are brands responding to consumers’ need for sustainable products? Three startups responded with their own sustainab...

How Allbirds is making t-shirts out of crab shells

The sustainable shoe brand isn’t done disrupting the fashion supply chain. Last week, it unveiled a new clothing collect...

Q&A: Why Champion has social street cred

The sportswear market is flooded with brands, but 100-year-old Champion is still going strong.

Everlane’s international GM talks growth in China

Here’s how the popular US fashion brand is approaching one of its fastest growing markets.