The Four Days if Fashion, run by Heart of the City, kicked off with the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion. The exhibition showcased works from budding design students, who were given a brief by Resene to work outside of the box.
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.
As consumer grow savvy about the impact their shopping has, industries are being left behind who don’t meet new, environmentally friendly demands. James Denton, co-founder of GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery, talks about how their business model is leading the way for sustainable practices, and why other businesses should be following suit.
The climate is changing. The seasons are changing. Consumer behaviour is changing. Are retailers ready to change too? Courtney Devereux explains why businesses should be paying attention and how they can act.
Ponsonby Central is due to be the home of a pop-up store featuring local, emerging designers. Ten designers are said to be collaborating in this pop-up, showing a mix of design, product, and individuality.
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.
The Trade Me marketplace is easily New Zealand’s largest online retailer. Courtney Devereux talks to chief executive Jon Macdonald about the strong community that has made its mark on New Zealand, and how a deep understanding of Kiwis helps the business strong against international competition.
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?
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.