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Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
02 Nov 18
Retail transformation fuelling data centre boom
A new Vertiv report has forecast data centres and public cloud adoption to skyrocket in the coming years throughout the retail industry.
01 Nov 18
A deep dive into the present and future of retail off- and online
Russell McVeagh Special Counsel Liz Blythe examines the opportunities and risks associated with the eye-wateringly quick pace of change in the sector.
01 Aug 18
US retail sector security spend focuses on the wrong areas, says report
“These organizations continue, year after year, to spend on the same security solutions that worked for them previously."
20 Jul 18
Opinion: How brick-and-mortar retail is becoming a leader in edge computing
Schneider Electric's Dave Johnson says few industries feel the disruption of new digital business models more than traditional retailers.
17 Jul 18
NBN launches new POI product for RSPs
This new product is supposedly meant to help retail service providers increase their footprint.
09 Jul 18
Big retailers changing channel tactics to combat e-commerce - GlobalData
This includes implementing in-store technologies such as self-checkout counters, scan and pay mobile applications and unmanned stores.
13 Jun 18
AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
08 Jun 18
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
01 Jun 18
Court rules retail chain must pay employees for all hours worked
Smiths City Group had been refusing to pay employees for the ‘optional’ pre-work meeting for years, but has finally been called out in court.
14 May 18
Online retail giant’s Australia launch shakes local market
“The company's top competitors have all dramatically increased their advertising budgets."
01 May 18
NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers
From October 1, 2019, overseas websites selling into the New Zealand market will have to register for GST, just like any Kiwi company.
01 May 18
Vend brings buy now, pay later solution to Kiwi SMBs
Afterpay allows customers to buy in-store instantly, putting down a quarter of the cost and paying over four equal fortnightly instalments.
01 May 18
Global best practice & design come to new NetSuite eCommerce solution
Cloud based ERP vendor NetSuite has made significant changes to it's omnichannel solution.
26 Apr 18
Embracing retail on the edge: Why the retail sector needs to adopt edge computing
Retailers that embrace edge computing continue to innovate, create new customer experiences and the ones that do it right will thrive.
03 Apr 18
Retailers banding together to combat scammers
The National Retail Association are set to provide free crime prevention workshops for retailers as part of a move to create a crime-busting network.
14 Mar 18
5 retail technology predictions from Manhattan Associates
The trends include next-generation customer engagement, flexible checkouts and reimagined use of artificial intelligence.
09 Mar 18
Amazon and eBay pushing department stores to extinction
The new generation of tech-savvy shoppers prefer to shop with online platforms like Amazon and eBay that provide lower prices.
12 Feb 18
Amazonification of brick and mortar retailers: Why Aussie organisations must mobilise
Mobility is already mission critical in the retail space. Addressing it with a focus on integration will ensure you don't miss the mark.
06 Feb 18
Australian retailers set to face a tough market in 2018
"The Australian retail market has already seen a number of high-profile insolvencies from Dick Smith to Laura Ashley."
01 Feb 18
Vend finds Aus retail sales down by 7%
"So is that Amazon’s impact, or is it shoppers being more cautious with their cash? This year will be the telling."
26 Jan 18
VMware announces availability of Pulse IoT Center
VMware says they put the Pulse IoT Center through the paces of an extensive beta test with customers and partners going back to June 2017.
23 Jan 18
Aussie retailers using WeChat as a channel to Chinese consumers
DaigouSales.com allows Australian brands to sell directly into China via locally based Chinese WeChat users who buy on behalf of their friends.
23 Jan 18
Business guru shares retail tips ahead of Amazon’s arrival
“Retail isn’t about selling. Retail is the skill of creating a high-performance customer base who buy the product whether you’re there or not."
18 Jan 18