Professor Leigh Sparks looks at the latest UK retail sales and consumer sentiment data.
Matariki is New Zealand’s newest public holiday but businesses are being warned to tread carefully before using the celebration to lure customers.
Retailers have a range of strategies to encourage us to spend more - but they can help us to make healthier choices too.
Thousands of young people became pet owners during the pandemic - retailers should let them bring their furry friends to stores.
New Zealand consumers are using boycotts of Russian products as a way to voice their disapproval of the war in Ukraine. But is this the best or only way for individuals to be heard?
If you’re stuck in mall traffic this holiday season, spare a thought for Victor Gruen, whose grand urban vision turned into today’s suburban reality.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will announce a comprehensive reform of regulations governing the payments system, to bring it up to date with innovations such as digital wallets and cryptocurrency.
It’s hypocritical for retailers to make carbon pledges with one hand and continue pushing consumerism with the other.
The Chinese manufacturing boom has been followed by a rapid growth in retail..
You may not have heard of conversational commerce, but it’s quietly appearing in more and more places.
Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
There have been winners and losers – and not all of them were predictable.
Focusing solely on home working neglects the fact that most employees in the UK rarely or never worked from home after the pandemic
Well known retailers are too often stifled by risk averse corporate culture.
The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York’s fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
This doesn’t have to be the end for empty retail space.
Jeff Bezos announced he’s stepping down as CEO, almost 27 years after he founded the company as an online bookstore.
Thankfully, a growing number of private equity firms are trying to invest more responsibly.
As online retailers like Boohoo and ASOS mop up some of the biggest high street brands, shops are increasingly under threat.
The Irish retailer is one of the few high street fashion retailers without an online store.