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Analysis: How Covid-19 pushed NZ retailers online

Globally, the retail sector has been undergoing a significant transformation marked by a shift towards online commerce, evolving consumer habits and increased competition due to easy access to international retailers. New Zealand has not been immune to this transformation, although domestic trends have tended to adapt at a slower pace compared to other countries.  The Covid disruption has delivered a steep change in some of these trends. In April alone, online spend was up 56 per cent on th