Courtney Devereux

Retail realities or possibilities

Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group is one of the largest and most inclusive online retailers in the world. Now, the retail giant is preparing itself to include the wider Australasia marketplace. We spoke to New Zealand and Australian managing director of Alibaba Group, Maggie Zhou, about how Kiwi businesses can benefit from getting involved with the platform.

That's a wrap

Pepa is a boutique stationery brand which has recently started operating from a historical building site in Christchurch. Owner Ami Muir talks about the aesthetic style behind her stationery range and how the historical building helps communicate her brand.

Crystal ball-gazing

The retail industry is a fast-paced, uncertain minefield, where retailers must keep up with the latest trends and expectations to survive in the market. This year saw many trends come in and out, but what can retailers expect to face from 2018? 

Enhancing the experience

Some commentators think food and integrated hospitality offerings will save brick and mortar retail from obsolescence in the age of ecommerce. In the Enhancing the Experience series Courtney Devereux looks into why these two different sectors are working together.