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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

The rise of the anxious consumer

Worry and fear have dominated the lives of people all over the world since the pandemic hit and many of us have been for...

The role of the retailer in a mask mandate

In a mask mandate how much responsibility falls on the retailer?
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Countdown defibrillator program delivers early success

Supermarket AEDS have helped saved at least four lives this year.

How the fashion industry supported their workers during Covid

Which fashion retailers stepped up to support their teams during the pandemic and which didn't?

Why the resale market is thriving

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

Covid fears will drive smart clothing uptake in Asia Pacific

Smart Covid-19 features will drive the adoption of smart clothing across the APAC region during the next two years, acco...

Startup roundup: Marketing in the time of Covid-19

Three startups tell us how Covid-19 has impacted their marketing style.

How lockdowns have helped make the case for mixed-use development

To remain resilient despite a challenging economic climate, retail landlords look into the development of mixed-use reta...

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but they’re finding new ways to co...
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 ...
Shopping from car during Covid

Card spending slumps due to lockdowns

Lower card spending was recorded in Auckland during August, brought on by heightened coronavirus alert levels within the...
Spending on card

Tourism restrictions affect Otago, Southland retail spending in August

Retail spending in Auckland fell 42 per cent in the week to August 30, the last week of Level 3 restrictions.
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Home PC market surges during lockdowns

New Zealand’s PC market has recorded approximately 40 per cent growth due to increasing notebooks demand during lockdown...

Pandemic pushing move to private label: EY

Customers are increasingly looking to private label products when considering which brands to buy, especially as the fin...

Industry highlights business impact as lockdown extended in Auckland

Industry groups say the second round of lockdowns has been "crippling" for businesses.