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Covid-19

Card spending slumps due to lockdowns
A woman buys medical supplies from a car during Covid-19.

Card spending slumps due to lockdowns

Lower card spending was recorded in Auckland during August, brought on by heightened coronavirus alert levels within the city, according to Stats NZ. The $530 million drop in retail card spending compared t...
Tourism restrictions affect Otago, Southland retail spending in August
Government extends Auckland lockdown by at least a week
COVID-19 turned the tables on consumption
Briscoes’ three-year strategy to bounce back from COVID-19

Covid-19 Archives

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.
Working from home

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.

NZ Post to see delays in Auckland due to positive Covid-19 tests

Two staff members have tested positive for the virus.
Workforce

Rethinking the workplace of the future

The working from home experiment of the last few months has provided an opportunity for change.

From survive to thrive: Tech-driven strategies to help Aussie retailers

The pandemic has forced many retailers to shift their approach to survive.
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.

Increase in online activity expected with new lockdown announcement

During the month of July, physical retailers have outpaced the growth in online spending by 9.9 per cent.

Were shopping centres hit hardest by Covid-19?

Not only have their revenues been hit by the economic downturn, they're facing a rent strike, too.

COVID-19 turned the tables on consumption

Sponsored: What changes will stick? And which will be dropped?
Mobile

Click and convert: 3 steps to creating a great app

Three simple steps will ensure your retail business is maximising your app's value, driving sales and making your image ...

Landlords holding out on rent relief for 1 in 5 retailers: Retail NZ

While many landlords have been accommodating, there are those that aren't seeing the larger picture.
Marketing

The rise of conversational marketing

More people are shopping online now than ever before, giving brands the perfect opportunity to embrace new ways of conne...

The COVID crisis reveals private label’s winning formula

Sponsored: Opportunities and challenges for the convenience channel post-COVID-19.

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

Until people feel safe shopping, dining and gathering in crowded public places, consumer aversion will remain.

Bike sales in ANZ skyrocket during COVID-19 lockdown

How three ANZ bike brands performed during the pandemic.
Papinelli

Launching in a pandemic: Papinelle opens in Commercial Bay

Despite almost a year of delays, Papinelli's second NZ store is open.