Sugar labelling consultation open

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. Read more »

Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister of Social Development 18 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forum Measures to trial a safety … Read more »

Shopify Announces Wellington, NZ as First Oceania Remote Hub

Press Release – Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

Shopify looks to hire more than 100 support staff with the help of WREDA as part of remote working revolution Read more »

NZ’S Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards

NZS Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year, Bigger And Better With a new international head judge Tuesday 17 July 2018 After judging more than 120 New Zealand made chocolate bars, bonbons and truffles last year, the NZ Chocolate Awards is back for 2018, bigger … Read more »

$1.2 million for tech platform to trace garment origin

Press Release – Little Yellow Bird

Little Yellow Bird founder raises $1.2 million for a world-first tech platform using NEM to trace garments from origin to sale Read more »

Fuji Xerox New Zealand and NZOS Strategic Partnership

Press Release – Fuji Xerox

Auckland, New Zealand, July 16, 2018 Fuji Xerox New Zealand (FXNZ) and New Zealand Office Supplies (NZOS) are delighted to announce that they have entered into an agreement to deepen their existing strategic partnership. The change to the partnership will … Read more »

Marlborough wine – protecting and promoting the real deal

Press Release – Lawson’s Dry Hills

A new initiative has been launched to safeguard Marlboroughs wine reputation and Lawsons Dry Hills is among the first to jump on board. Read more »

SuppSpy price comparison website launches in New Zealand

Press Release – SuppSpy – a free consumer-focused website for finding the lowest priced supplements, has launched in New Zealand, and is rapidly gaining popularity nationwide within health and fitness crowds. Read more »

See Schools Earn Much Needed Cash

Press Release – Alexander PR

Schools have long-relied upon the support of their local community to seek funding for additional items and excursions to ensure students have access to the latest in technology and educational experience. Read more »

Different name, same stuff

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is alerting the public to be wary when browsing for products online on sites operated by Digital Sourcing, formerly known as LuxStyle, a company based in Denmark. Read more »

ComCom indicates concerns with Ingenico, Paymark merger

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has indicated it has concerns with French payments systems provider Ingenico’s planned acquisition of Paymark, as it might substantially lessen competition. Read more »

Retail NZ Welcomes PCE Report on Compostable Plastics

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the results of an inquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment into compostable plastics and bioplastics. Read more »

Biodegradable and compostable plastics in the environment

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. Read more »

2018 Transparency Report: Requests for Kiwis’ data fall

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

Trade Me has released the sixth edition of its annual Transparency Report today, with the number of requests down 14.5 per cent year-on-year to 1,795 in the year ended 30 June 2018. Read more »

Retail’s future rests on innovation and customer experience

Press Release – Paper Plus

Building on the unique advantages offered by retail environments over online shopping, Paper Plus Group has unveiled a new concept store in Christchurch designed to optimise customer experiences. Read more »

Blue Sky Meats may adopt small-is-beautiful branding

Article – BusinessDesk

Blue Sky Meats may adopt small-is-beautiful branding as point of difference to big-budgeted rivals, CEO says Read more »

Sugar tax will help stem the rising tide of type 2 diabetes

Press Release – Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand strongly supports the recent call by DHB heads for New Zealand to introduce a sugar tax. Read more »

Kiwis have voted on Good in the Hood funding split

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy customers around New Zealand have determined what local needs will be addressed in their communities using Z Energys $1 million Good in the Hood funding. Read more »

NZ electronic card spending lifts across all industries

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose across all industries for the first time in seven months in June. Read more »

Increasing Evidence Shows Sugar Taxes Ineffective

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity. Read more »

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