Retail market steady in first quarter – Retail NZ report

Press Release – Retail NZ

The latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report shows that the retail market was largely steady in the quarter ended 31 March. Read more »

Paymark congratulates Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists

Press Release – Paymark

Paymark extends its congratulations to the finalists in the 2018 Fintech Innovation Challenge, and is delighted by the calibre of the award entries. Read more »

Gull offers 12 cents off per litre all fuel

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull offers cure for pump shock prices with 12 cents off per litre all fuel Read more »

Regulator’s focus on minimum employment entitlements

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Regulators focus on minimum employment entitlements continues Smiths City Group Limited (Smiths City) is the latest in a string of businesses to come under fire for failing to provide employees with minimum statutory entitlements. This trend, … Read more »

Australians buzzing about New Zealand honey

Press Release – Manuka Health NZ

Wednesday 23rd May Australians buzzing about New Zealand honey as Manuka Health wins most Trusted Honey Brand across the Tasman Read more »

Easter Sunday a success but national rules needed: report

Press Release – Retail NZ

A new report by Retail NZ (attached) shows that Easter Sunday trading was a success this year in those Council districts where shops were allowed to open, with the rights of shop workers and customers well-protected if they didn’t want to work or shop. Read more »

Beware false solutions to plastic bag crisis – Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Mon 21 May: Greenpeace is warning that NZ retailers enthusiasm to find replacements for single-use plastic bags may result in worse outcomes for the environment. Read more »

NZ 1Q quarterly retail sales up 0.1%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales rose in the March quarter but were lower than expected on weaker fuel and motor vehicle and parts retailing after a biosecurity threat crimped car imports. Read more »

Labels won’t reduce alcohol harm

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council has rejected the call for mandatory labelling on alcohol bottles, in light of a new survey by the University of Otago. Read more »

Delivering Sustainable Development Goals

Press Release – Unilever

Sustainable living brands growing 46 per cent faster than the rest of Unilevers business delivering 70 per cent of its turnover growth Read more »

Remote Matawai café and post service business up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

Remote caf and post service business up for sale in the town with no beer Read more »

Electronics spending up, clothing falls in March quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on electronics and appliances, but less on clothing and footwear in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New interactive map offers insights into regional spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ has launched an interactive map that allows users to explore patterns of retail spending around the country. Read more »

Clothing Library Aims to Save You Money

Press Release – Carousel Clothing Library

With the clothing industry increasingly recognised as one of the top contributors to environmental and social issues, a Hamilton woman has come up with a solution which allows people to recycle and borrow clothes. Read more »

Pushpay meets FY18 guidance as revenue doubles

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app company, narrowed its net loss as it doubled revenue in 2018, in line with forecasts. Read more »

Briscoe to reimburse staff for unpaid end-of-day cash up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – Briscoe Group will reimburse staff who cashed up at the end of the day but didnt get paid for the time, something managing director Rod Duke says is company policy. Read more »

First Union prepares to do battle with other employers

Article – BusinessDesk

May 16 (BusinessDesk) – A major union in the finance, retail, manufacturing and industrial space has come out fighting for low-paid staff expected to work for nothing. This follows an Employment Court decision last week that furniture and appliance store … Read more »

Kevin Bowler named My Food Bag CEO

Press Release – My Food Bag

With the appointment of Kevin Bowler to the position of Chief Executive Officer, My Food Bag is ready to take the next steps forward in reaching more of New Zealand with its healthy meal solutions. Bowler has an outstanding track record as a leader … Read more »

Union: Employees being asked to work without pay

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union has over the last 48 hours been collating complaints from union and non-union members in retail who allege their respective companies have been expecting (and in some instances asking verbally and in writing) employees to either stay back and … Read more »

Call for retailers to pull ionisation smoke alarms

Press Release – Consumer

A Consumer NZ test of smoke alarms found ionisation-type smoke alarms performed so poorly retailers should pull them from the shelves. Read more »

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