Dry Winter Pushes up Electricity Prices for Producers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher electricity and farm-gate milk prices contributed to rises in producer output and input prices, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Sunscreens removed from sale after Consumer NZ test

Press Release – Consumer

Two sunscreens have been withdrawn from sale following a Consumer NZ test that found the products failed to provide the protection claimed. Read more »

International Award for Juicies

Press Release – Tasman Bay Food Group

The Nelson Tasman company behind popular Kiwi brand Juicies has scored an international award, taking out the New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award in Taipei last night. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in November as households grew less optimistic about the economy’s fortunes. Read more »

Propel to launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones

Press Release – Propel

15 November 2017 A new generation of multi-player gaming drones launches onto the New Zealand market on November 21 with Propel’s Disney Star Wars laser drones. Read more »

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment Retail NZ is asking Revenue Minister the Hon Stuart Nash to stand by his commitment to make sure that foreign websites are paying their share of GST, after reports that he “jumped the gun” in … Read more »

NZ Brands Perform Well in Alibaba’s Global Shopping Festival

Press Release – Alibaba Group

New Zealand Brands Continue Strong Performance in Alibaba Groups 2017 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Read more »

Retail NZ Welcomes Government Commitment on GST

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed comments by Revenue Minister the Hon. Stuart Nash that the Government will “absolutely” move to make foreign websites register for GST. Read more »

Plexure Group narrows its 1H net loss on higher revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Plexure Group, the mobile voucher firm formerly called VMob, reported a narrower net loss in the first half as it lifted revenue and continued to streamline the business. The result was ahead of guidance. Read more »

Sanitary Product Initiative Gets Massive Boost

Press Release – Countdown

Partnership with U by Kotex to provide thousands of sanitary products for women in need Read more »

Stride sells three Bunnings stores to Investore for $78.5m

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Stride Property Group has sold three Bunnings stores to Investore Property, the unit it carved out as a standalone property owner, for $78.5 million after renegotiating the terms of the leases. Read more »

It’s All Good resources to teach teenagers their rights

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is offering free teaching resources off the back of its animated series Its All Good to teach teenagers their consumer rights. Read more »

Fresh Food – Out of Reach

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

Amy Wiggins writes in the front page of the NZ Herald on Friday November 10th 2017, that as the prices for fresh fruit and vegetables rise they are becoming out of reach for low income families. The article goes on to say that many New Zealanders are … Read more »

Electronic card spending up 0.3% in October on hospitality

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in October, boosted by the hospitality industry as people spent more eating out. Read more »

Mitre 10 to ditch plastic bags and boot liners

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 has today announced it will remove single-use plastic bags from its network of 81 Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores by the middle of 2018. Read more »

Eating Out Boosts Retail Card Spending in October

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

People spent more eating out in October 2017, with the hospitality industry up $15 million, Stats NZ said today. This helped nudge retail card spending up 0.3 percent in the month, when adjusted for seasonal effects. Read more »

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option

Press Release – Retail NZ

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option for Foreign Websites Retail NZ says that an Australian Productivity Commission report released today reinforces the fact that our Government should move immediately to make foreign websites register … Read more »

Warehouse 1Q sales drop 1.7%

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group’s first quarter sales were weaker than the year-earlier period after the retailer changed the pricing strategy at its flagship ‘red shed’ discount department stores to “everyday low pricing”. Read more »

The Warehouse Group set to join the PartPay platform

Press Release – PartPay

Good news for online shoppers! Consumers are now able to purchase goods from The Warehouse and Torpedo7 online with the opportunity to break payments into smaller, more manageable amounts while still receiving their purchases right away. Read more »

Introduction of the Food Act 2014 in Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kpiti Coast District Council is talking to local market managers and regular stall holders about changes to the way food sellers need to operate in New Zealand by March 2018. This is the latest phase in a process to inform all Kpiti food sellers … Read more »

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