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Opinion: Think shopping centres are dead? Think again
Should shopping centres surrender to big tech? Image: Bigstock.

Opinion: Think shopping centres are dead? Think again

Back in August 1998, Time ran a story about the growth of online shopping under the headline Kiss your mall goodbye. Since then, like a radio station that runs golden oldies, a legion of industry critics has p...
Chipotle shows that digital restaurants are the future
Inside the ‘arms race’ of anti-Black Friday campaigns
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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...
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The retail news around the world.

Blundstone’s secret to survival? A mix of strategy and sheer luck

Blundstone CEO Steve Gunn reflects on the brand’s 150-year history and its recent surge in popularity.

This week in retail appointments

Westfield mall owner Unibail-Rodamco names new CEO; Tommy Hilfiger welcomes new president and chief brand officer; and m...

Video: Meet the designer who helped transform Freedom and Kmart

We chat with Kate Hopwood, Freedom’s head of design about what it’s like being at the helm of a brand’s transformation.
retail worker in uniform

How a simple uniform refresh can keep customers coming back

What your team wears matters as it really sets the tone for the experience one can expect when dealing with your brand.

Q&A: Inside the life of a personal shopper

We chat with The Quarterly Edit about what it takes to successfully style clients and offer them fashion advice.

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.
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VIDEO: Petstock MD on the pandemic pet effect

David Young MD of Petstock shares how the pandemic has changed pet owner shopping behaviour.

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.

What this year’s Christmas ads reveal about the state of retail

Purpose, price, or party? Here's what retailers think will drive shoppers to spend this holiday season.

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 ...
Able Foods for people with disability

Why Dylan Alcott just launched his own ready-made meal startup

A lack of accessibility in the food and grocery industry has driven a team of people with disabilities to create their o...

Second life: How The Archive Place is changing the game for designer fashion

This Aussie start-up sells out-of-season luxury and designer pieces to customers.

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...