Restaurant Brands sales to exceed $700 mln in 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Restaurant Brands sales to exceed $700 mln in 2018 as KFC market keeps growing, CEO says Read more »

NZ wool prices fall; crossbred fleece lowest in 7 1/2 years

Article – BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) – Prices fell at New Zealand’s latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid continued lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre. Read more »

NEWMARKET BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Thursday 22nd June saw the Newmarket precinct come together at The Langham and celebrate the prestigious 2017 annual Newmarket Business Awards, hosted by the Newmarket Business Association (NBA), with major sponsors Bayleys and Continental Cars. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay’s ‘rock star’ supermarket checkers named

Press Release – Foodstuffs Limited

Last night, 30 checkout operators from New World and PAKnSAVE stores across the Hawkes Bay region took to the tills onstage at the MTG Theatre to compete for the chance to be named Checker of the Year in Foodstuffs North Islands annual … Read more »

Waikato proved welcoming

Press Release – Paymark

Another Lions game and more cause for celebration or commiseration. Whatever the motive, spending through Paymark in Waikato increased amongst merchants such as bars, clubs and cafes to $2.2 million between 9am Monday and 9am Wednesday. This … Read more »

Gym’ tenancy offers opportunities for commercial property

Press Release – Bayleys

Two newly-built commercial premises in the high-profile purpose-built Grange retail hub just north of Auckland have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Soft Plastic Recycling Comes to Dunedin

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at fourteen New World, Countdown, FreshChoice, PAKnSAVE and The Warehouse stores in Dunedin. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull joined representatives from industry, community … Read more »

Taranaki’s ‘rock star’ supermarket checkers named

Press Release – Foodstuffs Limited

21 June 2017 Taranakis rock star supermarket checkers named Last night, 31 checkout operators from New World and PAKnSAVE stores across the Taranaki region took to the tills onstage at the TSB Showplace to compete for the chance to be named … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence climbs to five-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand consumer confidence rose to a five-month high on a strong labour market and the government’s boost to household incomes, announced in last month’s Budget. Read more »

Study recommends identification of investment in composting

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

New study recommends clear identification of coffee cups, product innovation and investment in compost facilities Read more »

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations brings shocking result

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff are shocked at the result. Read more »

Technology Improving Security for Businesses

Press Release – Securely

The spotlight is on small business security, with the Government recently announcing a new $1.8 million fund to help shopkeepers fight aggravated robberies. Read more »

New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Media Statement New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act A new information programme has been launched to educate New Zealand businesses and consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister … Read more »

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin

Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin and illegal firearms combined Dunedin, Monday 19 June 2017 Reported instances of food fraud are on the increase and occur on a global scale, worth an estimated 47bn globally each year. Thats more than the … Read more »

Spark buys back stores in attempt to connect with customers

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark to buy back stores in attempt to connect with customers, promote Spotify and Netflix Read more »

Christchurch Hub Transformed into Shoppers’ Paradise

Press Release – The Hub

Christchurchs Enviro-Mark Gold accredited shopping centre The Hub, Hornby has received a $65 million facelift, designed by award-winning Australasian architecture firm The Buchan Group. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence ticks up in June quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence gained in the June quarter and reached its highest level since early 2015 as consumers were more upbeat about the economic outlook although they were slightly more jittery about the current economic … Read more »

Spark planning to take on direct management of all stores

Press Release – Spark

Moving away from a Dealer partner model to directly owned stores will allow Spark to showcase digital experiences to customers in an interactive retail environment Read more »

Veritas files court proceedings over late Nosh payment

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) Veritas Investments has kicked off legal proceedings against the buyer of the upmarket Nosh Group supermarkets for late payments. Read more »

Manawatu’s ‘rock star’ supermarket checkers named

Press Release – Foodstuffs Limited

16 June 2017 Manawatus rock star supermarket checkers named Last night, 50 checkout operators from New World stores across the Manawatu region took to the tills onstage at the Palmerston North Convention Centre to compete for the chance … Read more »

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