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Sarah Dunn

The dog days aren't over

Many SME retailers find a shop cat or dog can attract a few pet-loving customers, as well as being good company, but it turns out there’s significant staff-retention benefits in bringing pets to work.

Future of shopping

Conducting market research in a real-life supermarket is full of pitfalls. It’s expensive for the supplier commissioning the research, disruptive for the supermarket, and the environment is prone to uncontrollable variables which make any results less than reliable. What if there was a digital equivalent?

No bags for you

Health-oriented specialty supermarkets are nothing new in New Zealand, but Auckland’s newest example of the genre represents a genuine step forward. GoodFor is a ‘wholefoods refillery’ where bulk goods flow free and plastic packaging is nowhere in sight.