Online Retailer Gives Rural Markets a Boost

With lower prices and a larger selection, online retailers are gaining the advantage in an ever increasing rural market. While the convenience of online shopping is certainly nothing new, retailers who connect with rural markets are paving the way for a new tomorrow by connecting a rural population with the selection and low prices generally only found in large, metropolitan areas. This connection provides a much needed boost for a rural economy, creating a win/win situation for both parties.

More Garden Displays at Ellerslie 2011

Visitors to next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show (EIFS) will be able to enjoy more gardens than have ever been on display before in Christchurch. Exhibition Manager Kate Hillier says there will be a record 45 gardens at next year’s Show – the biggest turnout since the Show moved to Christchurch. At this year’s EIFS, there were 34 gardens while in 2009, the first year the Show was in Christchurch, there were 26 gardens.