Meet Tammy, our Membership & Z Card Administrator

Hi, I’m Tammy, the membership and Z Card administrator here at Retail NZ. When you call us, you may hear my voice at the other end of the line, giving support and assistance… Continue reading

Choosing the best online payment solution for your business

In 2012, $3.7 billion was spent on online shopping in New Zealand, and in 2015 that figure was $4.7 billion. From 2012 to 2016, online payments had grown by a staggering 28%*, and… Continue reading

Working hard on retail crime…

Over the past month, our team has been busy working to support the sector on the big issues facing retailers. Most recently we’ve been working hard on retail crime. We know that retail… Continue reading

To shop or not to shop… the question of Easter Sunday

For as long as I can remember, there have been arguments about whether shops should be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.  In the 1980s, the Government removed almost all restrictions on shop… Continue reading

MEET OUR NEWEST BUSINESS ADVISOR – JUDE BLEACH

Jude joined us recently as a new Adviser (alongside Libby), in February to replace Amy who has started her parental leave.  Prior to joining us, Jude has had an extensive Human Resources and… Continue reading

USING MUSIC IN YOUR BUSINESS – MUSIC LICENSING 101

Using music in your business? Confused about what permissions and licences you need to play music and why? Playing music in-store can be as important as how you display your products, the lighting… Continue reading

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

This month we say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn. We’ve just released the latest Retail Radar report on the fourth quarter of 2016 – showing consistent growth within the sector, building… Continue reading

THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING DOESN’T END AT THE DOOR

Before the emergence of e-commerce, most retailers spent an inordinate amount of time and money perfecting the in-store experience. Stores played music, piped in scents and stationed greeters at the entrance to fold… Continue reading

Options open for Easter Sunday

Rangitikei, Central Otago, Clutha and Kawerau District Councils have shown themselves to be amongst the most business-friendly and progressive in the country, being the first to adopt local shop trading hours policies which… Continue reading

Celebrating Success – Be Part of It.

I trust you were able to get a break over the festive and summer break and that pre and post Christmas trade was positive. January seems to have passed very quickly and the… Continue reading