Tobacco Tax Hikes May Put Retail Workers At Risk

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is concerned that the tobacco tax hike announced in yesterdays budget may make tobacco more attractive to thieves and put retail workers at risk. Read more »

Countdown signs-up to online product discovery platform

Press Release – Countdown

27 May 2016: Countdown has recently signed up as the first big retailer in New Zealand to use RangeMe, a new online platform that makes it easier for suppliers to get their products discovered. Read more »

Customer experience more important than brand or Price

Press Release – Customer Experiences

Hamilton retailers need to focus on the quality and consistency of their customer experience if they want to compete in todays market, according to Waikato customer experience expert Chris Bell. Read more »

Metro Glass posts $20.5M maiden profit

Article – BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass posted a maiden full-year profit as a listed company that met guidance as the country’s largest glass processor benefited from increased construction activity while coping with what it called supply and … Read more »

New Mitre 10 drive-through caters for outdoor DIYers

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 has opened a drive-through garden and landscape centre right beside its Mitre 10 MEGA store in Dunedin. Read more »

Auckland retail property sells at auction

Press Release – Colliers International

A two level, freehold building sold at auction has returned the lowest yield on record for an investment sale by Colliers International of 2.96%. Read more »

Can an appliance be cheap as chips and reliable?

Press Release – Consumer

How much do you need to spend to get a reliable dishwasher? $1000, $2000, even more? It might not be as much as you think, according to the latest appliance reliability survey from Consumer NZ. Read more »

Bridgestone takes out gold in Quality Service Awards

Press Release – Bridgestone

For the second year running, Bridgestone has taken out gold in the tyre retailer category in New Zealands Quality Service Awards. Read more »

Shoppers poised for Click & Collect to go nationwide

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

23 May 2016: Countdown anticipates a boost in online grocery shopping following the national roll-out of its Click & Collect service today. Read more »

Coffee Cart Operator Wanted

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from people who may want to run a coffee cart by the popular reserve area and public toilet in Waiouru on SH1. Read more »

Contract and Commercial Law Bill introduced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill to modernise and consolidate the laws underpinning contracts and commercial transactions has been introduced, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. Read more »

Renewable energy should be selling point, says Picot

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

New Zealand manufacturers should be skiting to the world about making their food and groceries with renewable energy, says Pics Peanut Butter CEO Pic Picot in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. Read more »

New twist on women’s travel gear

Press Release – Elephant Stripes

Two young New Zealanders have launched an online start-up, Elephant Stripes, selling a range of colourful travel gear – after a re-think of how women want to travel. Read more »

Fast growing food franchise making impact

Press Release – Make Lemonade

A fast growing New Zealand food franchise, Pie Face which hopes to have 30 outlets within five years, can now be found from Southland to Auckland as New Zealanders cant get enough of these hand-made pies with novelty faces that are packed with … Read more »

Countdown wins big at Steak of Origin

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

17 May 2016: For the second year in a row Countdowns Angus beef has been declared the Supreme Brand Champion at the 2016 Steak of Origin awards. Read more »

Is the Internet killing the traditional small Kiwi business?

Press Release – Ark Advance

Could the rise of the Internet and decline of print be the death knell for the traditional small mom-and-pop Kiwi business and the self-employed? Read more »

NZ retail sales growth slows in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand first-quarter retail sales volumes rose at the slowest pace for three quarters, missing economist expectations. Read more »

Electrical and electronics power up retail sales

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending has continued to rise in the first quarter of 2016, led by electrical and electronic goods sales, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

EasiYo Scores 100% for Consumer Satisfaction

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Its official. EasiYo is the countrys favourite yogurt! It has scored a five star rating in every category in the Canstar Blue survey and secured the Consumer Satisfaction Award in the Yogurt category. From humble beginnings 24 years ago in … Read more »

Alcohol matters

Press Release – Jacqui Dean

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill Read more »

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