Month: July 2018

The second quarter of 2018 saw spending continue on a similar trend to earlier in the year, up 2.2% on the same period in 2017 (excluding fuel). When including fuel, spending increased 3.0%. The volume of transactions increased 3.2% on the second quarter of 2017, when both including and excluding fuel from the results. Spending […]

News on the state of the New Zealand economy came out this month with the first quarter GDP statistics released. GDP for the quarter ending 31 March 2018 was announced at $270b, 0.5% above the last quarter, a solid but unspectacular level of growth. Meanwhile, annual growth for March 2018 was 2.7%, slower than the […]

As online shopping’s popularity continues to grow, the concept of a shopping mall seems to contradict everything consumers seek from online – limited hours, small range of shops, and difficult access through usually limited parking. However a number of shopping malls around the country see potential in the mall format, and are expanding their offering […]