Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

Article – BusinessDesk

March 6 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and productivity as it seeks to get a return from its increased spending on the business. Read more »

Vets play key role in judicious use of antimicrobials

Press Release – NZ Veterinary Association

Yesterday fast food restaurant McDonalds announced that it will only source animals raised without antibiotics that are important to human health, highlighting the key role veterinarians play in judicious use of antimicrobials to combat the rise of … Read more »

Queenstown Alcohol Accord Formed

Press Release – Queenstown Alcohol Accord

The Queenstown Alcohol Accord (QAA) was created on 19 December 2014, comprising of 31 Queenstown bars Read more »

Mighty Ape Clocks 100 for Speed And Service

Press Release – Mighty Ape

Mighty Ape awarded Excellence in Customer Service Delivery at Best of the Best Westpac Auckland Business Awards E-tailer attributes win to speed of delivery across country Auckland based 5,500m2 office and distribution centre … Read more »

Wholesale trade up in December quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Seasonally adjusted total sales rose 0.3 percent, after a 0.6 percent rise in the September 2014 quarter. Read more »

Warehouse trims FY profit, dividend forecast on weak trading

Article – BusinessDesk

March 6 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group lowered its forecasts for annual profit and dividends after New Zealand’s largest listed retailer posted weaker first-half earnings as its Red Sheds and Noel Leeming units missed expectations. Read more »

World’s Southernmost Wendy’s Arrives in Dunedin

Press Release – Switch PR

The worlds southernmost Wendys is set to opens its doors to the public this coming Monday 9 March. Giving Dunedinites their very first taste of Wendys, the Andersons Bay Rd restaurant is the second Wendys to open in the South Island … Read more »

First stages of city centre revitalisation given go ahead

Press Release – Porirua City Council

City centre workers and visitors will soon have a new green space to sit and enjoy lunch. Read more »

Farro Fresh Use Innovation To Overcome Fruit Fly Fiasco

Press Release – Farro Fresh

Passionate Kiwi artisan food champion, Farro Fresh is upping the ante against the Queensland Fruit Fly invasion by ensuring its customers can still get the Kiwi produce they want, whenever they want, in Grey Lynns quarantine zone. Read more »

NZ pharmacists concerned about codeine-based analgesics

Press Release – AFT Pharmaceuticals

An independent survey of New Zealand pharmacists has revealed that many pharmacists have significant concerns about over-the-counter (OTC) codeine-based analgesics. Read more »

Briscoe posts 17% gain in FY profit, in line with forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

March 5 (BusinessDesk) – Briscoe Group, the homeware and sporting goods retail chain, posted a 17 percent gain in annual profit, in line with its forecast, as it widened margins on more efficient operations. Read more »

Foreign card spending reflects tourism growth

Press Release – Paymark EFTPOS

Foreign card spending reflects tourism growth Auckland, Thursday 5th March 2015: Visitors to New Zealand in February spent $251 million, $31 million more than in February 2014 according to the latest figures released by Paymark. Foreign card spending … Read more »

Woolworths takes $28.3 mln haircut on Warehouse

Article – BusinessDesk

March 4 (BusinessDesk) – Woolworths has taken a near $28.3 million haircut on its investment in Warehouse Group after James Pascoe, the retail group owned by David and Anne Norman, bought the Australian supermarket chain’s stake in New Zealand’s … Read more »

Esquires serves up new café experience

Press Release – Retail Food Group

For 13 years Esquires has been an aspiring leader in New Zealands rapidly developing coffee market, now the business is on a mission to become Kiwis caf of choice. Read more »

Auckland February house sales high, price pressure eases

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

While the number of Auckland house sales were at their second highest level in a February for seven years, a significant increase in choice eased the pressure on values with the average and median sales prices for the month both edging down. Read more »

Manuka Ales – don’t lose another piece of Kiwiana

Press Release – Naturale

Support these (iconic) uniquely Kiwi Manuka Ales so they can go to market, or else we risk the neighbours over the ditch taking this one as well. Read more »

Proactive electricity retailers lead the way internationally

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Latest international research shows New Zealands electricity retailers are competing fiercely for customers compared with those in selected overseas markets with competitive retail markets, but New Zealand consumers are relatively passive about exercising … Read more »

James Pascoe lifts Warehouse stake to 16.4%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – James Pascoe, the retail group owned by David and Anne Norman, has lifted its holding in Warehouse Group to 16.4 percent after buying out Australian retailer Woolworths’ stake for $87.1 million. Read more »

February 2015 New Vehicle Registrations March on Unimpeded

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says The sales momentum from January has flowed into February, with registrations of new vehicles for the month of February, up 8% on February 2014 (738 units), being the strongest … Read more »

Karaka Million Entries Close Today!

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

The lucrative Karaka Million Series is open to all yearlings sold or passed in at New Zealand Bloodstocks National Yearling Sales Series 2015. Read more »

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