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Covid fuels gift-wrapping boom

Covid fuels gift-wrapping boom

Auckland-based gift-wrapping company Ribbon & Blues have noticed a spike in demand for its range of gift wrapping and pa...

Premier Retail sets record guidance as Covid strategies pay off

CEO Mark McInnes says Mother’s Day sales set a new record for the group, helping drive strong overall May sales.

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company sai...

Ikea and Sephora: Why businesses need to go beyond the bottom line

In modern-day retail, businesses need to show that they care about something other than making a profit to succeed in th...

Here’s how Farfetch is creating the store of the future

The online luxury player shows what it takes to create immersive shopping experiences that appeal to today’s consumers.

Aussie online retailer Canningvale resurrects Robinsons Singapore online

Australian online retailer Canningvale has just acquired an iconic Singaporean department store. Here's why.

Why supermarkets are investing in payment platforms

Major supermarkets are investing heavily in payment platforms in a bid to deliver a seamless customer experience that ri...

Here’s how technology is reshaping Australia’s fashion industry

The rise in new technology trends has left many Australian fashion retail brands floundering, but some, like Daniel Avak...

Aus Fashion Week has been slammed for performative inclusion. But is it fair?

Rather than join the chorus of misinformed opinions, I wanted to set the record straight. After all, unlike all of the o...
Photo of Costco signage in store

Costco staffing up for NZ launch next year

Costco is putting the finishing touches on its Auckland-based warehouse ahead of its local launch next year.

Amazon launches Pharmacy subscription offer in US

Customers can pay as low as $1 per month for select medications, including drugs to treat diabetes and blood pressure, a...

Inside Accent Group’s new customer experience centre

The Australian footwear giant has built a new space in its head office dedicated to helping the CX team innovate and thr...

Mimco bets big on marketplaces to reach new customers

The beloved Australian accessories brand is looking to sell its products on online marketplaces globally, as it marks 25...

“Flawed from the outset”: Behind the downfall of David Jones Food

David Jones’ parent suggests a move towards concessions model and longlife products to save ailing food business.

Why Amazon, Rent the Runway, Etsy are betting on resale

In a world drowning in new brands, buying vintage or resale is the best option to find something truly special.