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 »

Simon says… “Free feed for all Simons”

Press Release – Bettter Burger

In honour of the original Simon, creator of the massive 5×5 meat and cheese monstrosity The Simon, Kiwi-owned and operated Better Burger wants to treat as many Simons as possible in one day. Read more »

Card spending up across the board in the June month

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more across all industries in June, from food and drink to petrol, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Kiwi online spending grew 13% to $3.6 billion last year

Article – BusinessDesk

July 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders spent $3.6 billion online in 2017, an increase of 13 percent over the previous year, as shoppers in the Gisborne region recorded the fastest growth, while those in Taranaki proved the biggest spenders per transaction, … Read more »

Supersize that? New Zealand’s worrying fast food trends

Press Release – University of Auckland

The serving size, energy and sodium levels of New Zealand fast food have increased significantly over the past five years, according to University of Auckland research. The study, Fast food trends in New Zealand , led by Dr Helen Eyles, included almost … Read more »

New World launches “Bring Bags Win Prizes”

Press Release – New World

New World has already given away more than 2 million reusable shopping bags to help customers prepare for no single use plastic bags at the checkout on Dec 31, 2018 and as part of Plastic Free July now theyre rewarding customers for changing … Read more »

Latest Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation in Northland

Press Release – Northland DHB

This week, Smoke-free Enforcement Officers at Northland District Health Board conducted a Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) at Far North tobacco retailers and are very disappointed with the result. The operation resulted in three sales from the 13 Far … Read more »

Young people most aware of drinking during pregnancy

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

Young people in New Zealand are leading the way where it comes to attitudes and awareness around the risks of drinking during pregnancy. Read more »

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