Mastercard Provides Mobile Wallet Solution

Press Release – Mastercard

New Zealand March 31, 2015 MasterCard Mobile Transaction Solutions (MTS) has today announced that it is providing the mobile wallet solution for Semble to enable secure contactless payments with a smartphone in New Zealand. Read more »

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. Read more »

Kiwis a Bunch of Hot Cross Bun Buffs, Survey Reveals

Press Release – Bakers Delight

A recent survey into New Zealands Hot Cross Bun preferences has revealed that we are avid connoisseurs of the Hot Cross Bun, proving ourselves Hot Cross enthusiasts, in comparison to our Australian counterparts. Read more »

Easter Eggs meet Ice Cream in Aotearoa

Press Release – Giapo

When Auckland-based artist Giapo Grazioli made a promise to re-invent the way we view and experience ice cream, we knew to expect more than run-of-the-mill chocolate this Easter. Read more »

Kirkcaldie taps former chief Shewell as acting CEO while hun

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Kirkcaldie & Stains, the upscale Wellington department store, named former managing director Philip Shewell as acting chief executive while it searches for a replacement for John Milford. Read more »

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last four as chief executive that saw him revamp the retailer’s so-called ‘Red Sheds’ and steer its online strategy. Read more »

The Warehouse Group announces Group CEO succession plan

Press Release – The Warehouse Group

As part of The Warehouse Groups annual succession planning cycle last year, Group CEO Mark Powell indicated to the Board that he did not foresee himself continuing in the role beyond February 2016. As a result of subsequent discussion, The Warehouse … Read more »

Synlait shares fall 12% after posting a first-half loss

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of Synlait Milk, the dairy company which has taken a cornerstone stake in Sichuan New Hope Nutritional Foods Co to gain direct interest in a Chinese infant formula brand, fell 12 percent after it turned to a loss in the … Read more »

Hallenstein lifts profit 40% as it claws back market share

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – Hallenstein Glasson, the fast-fashion clothing chain, lifted first-half profit 40 percent, beating its guidance, as it clawed back market share in a competitive retail environment. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update & Q&A with Might Ape

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

Key figures for February online retail sales Total online retail spending was up 9% on February last year a solid result, nearly back to double-digits. Online purchases at domestic merchants in February were up 6% on the spending levels … Read more »

SeaDragon signs new agreements for shark liver oil

Article – BusinessDesk

March 26 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has terminated a contract with a charter vessel that supplied deep-sea shark liver oil and signed two new supply agreements, highlighting the challenge of ensuring … Read more »

Fight Allergies with a Healthy Home

Press Release – Lassoo

A well-ventilated house with circulating fresh air is a powerful weapon in the fight against allergies. Read more »

Exclusive preview of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Press Release – Spark

Spark opens pre-orders, stores offer exclusive preview of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Read more »

Hop to Gull for Lower Petrol Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

With Easter just over a week away, Gull has dropped fuel prices so Kiwi motorists have more money in the bank for the festive holiday. Read more »

How Apparel by Design use Unleashed for inventory management

Press Release – Unleashed Software

As is the case with most of the businesses weve spoken to, there is an interesting story for how Apparel by Design came about. Rik Dalton, Apparel by Designs founder and owner, was racing in a professional cycling event, when he was involved in an … Read more »

Singing burger boxes a world first for NZ

Press Release – McDonalds

Singing burger boxes a world first for NZ Big Mac fans get a song with that as part of global imlovinit24 initiative Read more »

Where Kiwi tradies go hardware shopping

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

In news that is unlikely to surprise anyone, Mitre 10 remains the countrys most popular hardware store, with 1.08 million New Zealanders 14+ shopping there in an average four weeks. So far, so predictable. But which hardware chain is most likely … Read more »

Cotton On Group will maintain paid tea breaks

Press Release – Cotton On Group

In response to recent comments made by First Union NZ, the Cotton On Group would like to make it clear that no changes have been made to our workers’ rights in any of our distribution centres. Negotiations are currently in place between the Cotton … Read more »

UPDATE: Kathmandu slows pace of store openings after loss

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu Holdings, which operates 157 outdoor clothing and equipment outlets, is pulling back the pace of new store openings after aggressive price discounting slashed its margin in Australia and resulted in a first-half loss. Read more »

Kathmandu slows pace of store openings after first-half loss

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu Holdings, which operates 157 outdoor clothing and equipment outlets, is pulling back the pace of new store openings after aggressive price discounting slashed its margin in Australia and resulted in a first-half loss. Read more »

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