NZ Retail and The Register deputy editor Courtney Devereux wrote a stunt journalism piece on how easy it is to be hacked in Idealog last year. In an ironic twist of events, she recently discovered she has actually has had her data breached, except this time through her Uber account to the tune of $800. Here, she explains what happened, and the problem with entrusting your confidential details to big, faceless corporations.
The 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide by Tearfund has shown Kiwis how some of our most trusted brands have performed when put under the microscope. A lot of the brands within New Zealand performed well and had good results, yet some scored lower than expected. So, what do the grades reflect, and what should we take from the study?
Businesses can now easily direct consumers from Instagram straight to its site with the launch of Instagram Shopping. The updates to the popular app now open more opportunities for retailers to connect with online followers.
Arguably the most influential social media platform of our time, Facebook, has had its days in the sun. But now as the platform falls on hard times, it may be easy to dismiss it as useful in your personal life. But does the platform still hold appeal from a business standpoint?
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.