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Christmas

Christmas Archives

How port delays are hitting retailers across the Tasman

Retailers in New Zealand are grappling with the effects of port delays on Christmas trade.
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Opinion: Is retail through the worst of the pandemic pain?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has predicted a positive September quarter and declared the end of the Covid-19 recession....
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Once bitten, twice shy: Why retailers will be nervous of a Covid Christmas

While retailers will welcome the Christmas sales boost, the silly season is set to put immense pressure on supply chains...
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A Covid Christmas party: the planner’s guide

The dos and don’ts of planning a Covid-safe Christmas party for the office.

Kiwis experiencing post-Christmas debt anxiety

Kiwis are experiencing a post-Christmas debt anxiety after spending more than they planned to.

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas from innovative retailers

Contributor Nathan Bush has got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up.

Some retailers to see sales double this week: Paymark

Only around 15 per cent of Kiwis have finished their shopping.

TheMarket sees traffic spike in the lead up to Christmas

Kiwis beginning to shop online earlier in the holiday season.

Vinnies to open a ‘festive toy shop’ for families in need

Charity will invite families to "shop" for near-new toys for Christmas.

Christmas job ads are about to explode: Indeed

Christmas hiring keeps moving earlier in the year.

DHL Express predicts increase in parcel deliveries

DHL predicts close to 40 per cent surge in parcel deliveries during the holidays this year.

Has consumerism taken over Christmas?

Two marketing experts discuss.

Choppy spending growth in lead-up to Christmas

How Black Friday impacted spending the following week.

Retailers positive in lead-up to Christmas

Most retailers expect to meet or exceed sales targets.

Christmas trading ‘largely positive’ for retailers

Retailers report growth during crucial trading period.

Is slow trade self-inflicted?

Great retailers take advantage of others being ‘off the boil’.

Amazon on Kiwi shoppers’ minds

Annual Christmas survey sheds light on consumer's intentions.

The psychology of Christmas shopping: how marketers nudge you to buy

How do marketers nudge consumers towards consumption?

The theatre of Christmas retailing

Brian Walker says it’s showtime for retailers – and time to maximise trade during the crucial period.