Commerce Commission files charges against mobile trader

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. Read more »

Straker Translations raises $6mln with Kirk’s cornerstone

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Online translations company Straker Translations has raised $6 million to help fund its international expansion, including $4 million from David Kirks Bailador Investments. Read more »

JR/Duty Free Extends Partnership At Christchurch Airport

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) and international duty free operator JR/Duty Free (JR) have extended their duty free partnership at Christchurch Airport to the middle of 2023. JR has also entered into a seven-year lease agreement with … Read more »

Nelson Locals Passion for Coffee Wins National Awards

Press Release – Purple Sherbert

Rodney and Sonya Holdaway, owners of the Robert Harris Caf, Nelson were singled out amongst the 41 New Zealand cafes in the Robert Harris Caf network to receive the SALES GROWTH Award. This award recognises their ability to grow their business. … Read more »

Lewis Road reveals two new milk flavours – pure and simple

Press Release – Duo PR

Media Release September 1, 2015 Lewis Road reveals two new milk flavours – pure and simple Premium dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery has revealed its much-anticipated duo of delicious new milk flavours set to be hitting stores across the country from … Read more »

Muffin Break goes one better in Coastlands awards

Press Release – Pead PR

Shirley Buxton is no stranger to collecting an award for her popular Coastlands Shoppingtown Muffin Break Store. In the annual Coastlands Retailer Excellence Awards she has picked up the food category award before. But now Shirley and her team have … Read more »

Kiwi flight drink company gains over 60 American stores

Press Release – Lily and Louis

Kiwi flight drink company gains over 60 North American retail stores including in just 6 weeks; The first 1Above kiosk opened in Auckland Airport four-and-a-half years ago. Since then, the category-redefining Kiwi flight drink company has expanded … Read more »

Countdown supermarkets nationwide to accept Visa payWave

Press Release – Visa

AUCKLAND, August 31, 2015 From today Countdown customers will be able to pay using Visa payWave on Debit in a move by the supermarket to offer greater payment choice at the checkout. Read more »

Trelise Cooper Closes a Successful 15th NZFW

Press Release – New Zealand Fashion Week Ltd

New Zealand Fashion Week came to a close today, with the finale show from Trelise Cooper a fitting end to what has been a hugely successful week. NZFW had to wait until the last day for its fix of Trelise Cooper and she didnt disappoint, with … Read more »

Anti-dumping consumer welfare test unfair to NZ businesses

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The governments plans to introduce a consumer welfare test to anti-dumping laws will put local firms at a disadvantage to their foreign counterparts, according to Business New Zealand. Read more »

Car retailer slams lack of action on Easter trading laws

Press Release – 2 Cheap Cars

One of the countrys biggest car retailers says whether its central or local government who does it, New Zealands Easter trading laws need to be brought into the 21st century. Read more »

Ron Brierley rides again, builds 7.2% stake in Smiths City

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Veteran corporate investor Ron Brierley is sniffing out opportunities in Christchurch-based retail chain Smiths City, which has started closing down unprofitable stores to eke out a lift in earnings. Read more »

Home Direct Welcomes Commerce Commission Report

Press Release – Home Direct

Having worked closely with the Commerce Commission in the last few years, Home Direct welcomes the release of the Mobile Trader investigation but we are concerned that it seems that we were the only company out of 32 reviewed that had complied with … Read more »

UPDATE: Hellaby returns to profit in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings returned to profit in 2015 as it benefited from a series of acquisitions a year earlier, and has decided to put its footwear units up for sale after writing down their value in 2014, while looking across the … Read more »

Mobile Traders Report

Press Release – direct selling association

Mobile Traders Report The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is pleased with the release of the Commerce Commissions report today on Mobile or Home Shopping Trucks. Executive Director Garth Wyllie said, The report highlighted that only one company was fully … Read more »

Truck Shops ignore consumer laws

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A damning Commerce Commission report out today highlights the failure of the Government to protect poor and vulnerable families from unscrupulous truck shops, says Labours Consumer Affairs Spokesperson David Shearer. The report found that 31 out of 32 … Read more »

Truck shops come under Comcom scrutiny

Article – BusinessDesk

Truck shops target poor with sharp prices, lower-quality goods, non-compliant contracts, regulator says Read more »

Nation of DIY Baristas

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Canstar Blue has released the findings of their most recent survey into the habits of Kiwis and their at-home espresso machines, revealing that we are a nation of DIY baristas. Close to half of New Zealanders say that they prefer the coffee they make … Read more »

Miele, LG and Fisher & Paykel win Consumer NZ Brand awards

Press Release – Consumer Online

Miele, LG and Fisher & Paykel are winners of Consumer NZs Top Brand awards for dishwashers, washing machines, and fridges and freezers. To achieve Top Brand status, a brand must perform well in our product tests, customer satisfaction and … Read more »

Prime Minister launches Petone as big box retail destination

Press Release – Acumen Republic

The redevelopment of Petone as a big box retail destination took a step closer last night as Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key officially turned the sod of the Petone development, 47 The Esplanade. Read more »

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