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​​Countdown waives rent for retail tenants caught in Covid shutdowns

The supermarket chain said it will also continue rent relief for non-essential tenants as needed in Alert Level 3.

Why Dermalogica believes in the beauty of bricks-and-mortar

In the past year, skincare brand Dermalogica has evolved its bricks-and-mortar offering.

Aje makes big bet on athleisure with rollout of Aje Athletica stores

The designer fashion brand plans to open 11 new Aje Athletica stores in the next 10 months, taking its physical footprin...

What we learned from Asia’s Coolest Retailers

The 20-strong list pinpoints retail businesses across Asia with their finger on the pulse.

Robot baristas to serve coffee at 30 Singapore train stations

Located in 5sqm retail spaces, the robots will have a cashless, contactless interface and can serve up to 200 cups of co...

“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

What would an Amazon department store look like, and would it succeed?

Auckland Airport to build outlet mall with 100+ stores

Planned centre will have a footprint of 23,000sqm and generate an estimated 500 jobs.

Exclusive: PAS Group to relaunch Italian denim brand Replay in ANZ

The cult denim brand counts Neymar and Usain Bolt as its ambassadors. Soon, it will open its first standalone store in t...

Nike launching sustainable concept store to Seoul

The store will feature a new digital platform, an RFID-enabled footwear table, and new recycling and donation initiative...

Ikea’s malls arm branches out into housing with new China centre

Ingka Centres, along with parent Ikea, still has great belief in a future of physical shopping, including in China.

Auckland’s first Green Star supermarket to open by Christmas

As a Green Star development, the supermarket has been designed, built and will operate in an environmentally conscious w...

Bath beers and blowdries: The next level of hybrid retail

The pandemic has accelerated a trend toward a hybrid retail model in which retailers must learn to adapt or get left beh...

Ormiston Town Centre launches Auckland’s newest dining hub

Outdoor bars and restaurants include Moo Moo Smokehouse & Grill, Melt Soul Food, Journal Cafe and Bird on Wire.

Countdown to build Metro supermarket in repurposed Wanaka service station

Countdown says the store – the first Metro to be built in the South Island – will stock a “curated grocery range” and su...

Redefining the record store: Could it be third time lucky for HMV?

UK-based music retailer HMV is returning to the high street with plans for 10 store openings this year.

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