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Real-life shopping isn’t dead — it just needs a makeover

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 20 Feb 2021

The act of discovery is a thrilling part of the shopping process, no matter what you’re searching for.
Jehan Casinader
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, I visited the David Jones department store in Wellington. I told a staff member that it was a shame she had spent the whole day working in a building with no source of natural light.“Well, there are windows,” she said, barely containing her frustration. “But they’re blacked out, so the customers don’t realise how long they have spent in here. It’s like a casino.”As shoppers, we’re manipulated by behavioural psychologists. Stores are designed to entice us into opening...

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Retail Analysis
The chips are down: supermarkets off to shaky start
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Supermarket owners struggled to address the questions the Commerce Commission put to them on the first day of the hearings on grocery market competition.

Primary Sector
A2 Milk may face second class action claim
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Hundreds of shareholders have already registered interest in a class action claim in Australia.

Auckland Airport takes aim at 'rushed' rent relief
Brent Melville | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

The airport has already paid out more than $185 million in rent relief to its tenants, and says proposed government changes need to be targeted for those who need it.

Decarbonising infrastructure – navigating an abundance of policy and analysis

We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.