BNZ’s Online Retail Sales January 2017

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

Please find attached the latest BNZ and Marketview monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales. Read more »

Celebrity Expert at Upcoming North Shore Home & Garden Show

Press Release – Home and Garden Show

For immediate release.

Celebrity Expert at Upcoming North Shore Home & Garden Show

Organisers of the North Shore Home & Garden Show are pleased to announce that television and radio personality, Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp, will be a celebrity expert at the show, which opens at the North Shore Events Centre on Friday 10th March. The presence of the building and renovating authority will add a new dimension to the event’s strong focus on home improvement. Read more »

Kiwis pedal length of New Zealand to raise funds for Plunket

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

More than 120 team members from The Warehouse and Plunket will embark on a cycle relay the length of New Zealand in March to raise funds for Plunket community services. Read more »

MastectoTee – Fashion art with heart

Press Release – Nope Sisters Clothing

Who are the Nopesisters? Two Wellington sisters – Brittany Cosgrove (aged 23) Johanna Cosgrove (aged 24). Brittany works on design and sewing, Johanna handles social media and marketing. Read more »

Retail trade survey data for December 2016 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ has today corrected the fuel and total sales volumes figures for the December 2016 quarter, first published on 17 February 2017. Read more »

Former Starbucks flag-ship premises comes up for lease

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

Caption: The high-profile premises formerly occupied by the flagship New Zealand store of global coffee retailer Starbucks overlooking Aucklands Aoeta Square in has come onto the market for lease. Read more »

Alternative Fats for Alternative Facts

Press Release – Little Island

Last week, the National Government changed the goalposts for measuring water quality in our rivers and streams and the outcry from both the public and experts was swift. One thing is for sure: we Kiwis love our waterways, and we want to see them … Read more »

Seagull Centre opens new re-use shop Re-Think

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

What does a plant holder, an ottoman and a hobby horse have in common? They are all items lovingly crafted from an old bed base a junk item that would otherwise have had to slowly decompose in landfill. Read more »

Dairies agree not to sell sugary drinks before school

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHBs Public Health Unit is praising the efforts of South Taranaki retailers who have chosen not to sell sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) to children on their way to school in the morning. Read more »

Countdown named NZ Direct Marketing Organisation of the Year

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

24 February, 2017: Countdown was awarded gold, silver and bronze at last nights New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards for its myCountdown personalised email programme, as well as taking out the coveted Keith Norris – Direct Marketing Organisation of … Read more »

Beer producers to introduce nutrition information panels

Press Release – Brewers Association

24 February 2017: In a New Zealand first, from today the countrys two leading beer producers will add nutrition information panels to the back of bottles, cans and packaging, helping consumers to be more informed about what they are drinking. Read more »

Smiths City Group supports Canterbury firefighters

Press Release – Smiths City

Smiths City is donating five percent of this weekends sales to local firefighters, to thank them for their response to the Port Hills fires. Read more »

NZ nappy competition weighs on earnings for Asaleo

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Asaleo Care, the Australian stock exchange-listed maker of household brands such as Libra, Sorbent, Purex and Treasures, posted a 22 percent drop in annual profit with revenue declining as it faced more competition in the … Read more »

Trade Me CEO Macdonald sees scope to improve marketplace

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Trade Me chief executive Jon Macdonald sees more options to improve the online marketplace’s retail offering but isn’t ready to give the game away with Facebook’s rival offering already available and the threat of Amazon still … Read more »

Sky Vodafone merger decision was a fight worth having

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

Todays decision by the Commerce Commission to decline the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky highlights the importance of protecting competition especially a three player mobile market. Read more »

Spark welcomes Court decision on Sky/Vodafone merger

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand (Spark) said today it welcomes a High Court decision to order a short-term stay in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission (Commission) gives its clearance tomorrow morning to the proposed merger between Sky Network Television … Read more »

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agencys 2017 review of New Zealands energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are … Read more »

International Energy Agency’s recommendations a mixed bag

Press Release – Energy Trusts of NZ

The International Energy Agencys recent review of New Zealands energy policies is a mixed bag according to Chair of the Energy Trusts of New Zealand, Karen Sherry. Read more »

Retail marketplace opens on rejuvenated Orakei site

Press Release – CBRE

A new hospitality and retail marketplace for Aucklands eastern suburbs has welcomed the arrival of its anchor tenant, Farro, which opened its doors for the first time today. Read more »

Judge criticises mobile trader for targeting the vulnerable

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Mobile trader Bestdeals 4 You Limited (Bestdeals) has been fined $47,250 in the Auckland District Court for failing to disclose key consumer information about its credit contracts and layby sales agreements. Read more »

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