If NZ retailers want to stay in business, they need to deal with today's reality instead of pining for the past.
Great idea. They should stop paying tax here, employing people here and move overseas. Then there will be less tax to pay for your pension. Talk about biting the hand which feeds.
People act in their own self-interest. That's why Communism doesn't work. As it happens, my pension comes from overseas, but even if it didn't, I would still shop where I get the best prices and I think more people will do the same as awareness grows. I doubt many will willingly pay two or three times as much just to ensure the future of local retailers. A retailer based here has to find a way to cope with that or go under. I believe many can survive if they employ the right tactics. There are signs of that already. We are in a transitional phase.