Aucklanders invited to have their say on signage and more

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are seeking feedback on a draft bylaw that will help manage the display of publicly visible signs. Read more »

Top Toys for the Silly Season

Press Release – Holdson

New Zealands oldest puzzle makers and seasoned toy experts, Thos Holdsworth & Sons have announced their Top Ten Toy picks for Christmas 2014. Read more »

No-Boundaries Art Competition Will Unleash Creative Talent

Press Release – North City Shopping Centre

Powerful paintings and dazzling drawings are being sought from Wellingtons creative talent. With serious prizes and complete creative freedom on offer, the 2014 Unleash Art Competition is the perfect outlet for artists wanting to showcase their work … Read more »

Odds decrease for thieves

Press Release – ServiceIQ

ServiceIQs introductory theft prevention course gives retailers another weapon in the war on theft. Read more »

Video Ezy Launches On-demand Rental Platform

Press Release – Video Ezy

Blends best of bricks and mortar and digital channels with one of the most recognised brands in NZ Read more »

Furniture Providers Online and Kiwi Shopping Behaviour

Press Release – FIRST digital

FIRST, a New Zealand based leading digital marketing agency has just released a new industry report showing how visible New Zealands furniture providers are within Googles Search Engine. Additionally, a consumer survey was carried out, discovering … Read more »

Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices

Press Release – Automobile Association

Petrol pump prices fell 4 cents per litre during August, but there was no change in diesel prices. Excluding sites discounting pump prices, the cost of petrol at most service stations in the main centres ended the month on $2.18 per litre, with … Read more »

Fur makes runway come back

Press Release – Woolyarns New Zealand

Fur makes runway come back New Zealands possum fur trade got a lift last week as big-name fashion labels featured Perino in their latest collections. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update and Quarterly Report

Press Release – BNZ

New Zealands total online retail spending in July was up 7% on July last year. Purchases from overseas sites were up 11% on July last year. Online purchases from domestic merchants were up 5% on July last year. The online sales split … Read more »

New Zealand firm creates health focused flavoured milk

Press Release – Dairy Brands

New Zealand firm creates health focused flavoured milk; export potential Christchurch-based New Zealand Dairy Brands believes it is a world leader in its sector in the production of health products with the launch of its highly innovative Go Milk flavoured milks. … Read more »

Veritas Investments to buy upmarket Nosh supermarket chain

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investments, which owns the Mad Butcher franchise business, has entered into a conditional agreement to buy the gourmet-supermarket chain, Nosh Food Market from Nosh Management for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Innovative Kiwi food business scoops major marketing award

Press Release – My Food Bag

My Food Bag the home delivery business that sparked a transformation in food retailing has won a Judges Choice award at the 2014 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards. Founded in Auckland in March 2013, My Food Bag has won the emerging business / new … Read more »

Berlei brings lingerie to New Zealand Fashion Week

Press Release – Berlei

Earlier today Berlei brought an array of beautiful underwear ensembles down the runway at the Resene Designer Selection Show presented by Womans Day. Read more »

Woolworths’ NZ supermarkets lift annual earnings 4.2%

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Australian supermarket chain Woolworths lifted annual earnings from its New Zealand Countdown stores 4.2 percent as it widened margins in what it called “subdued” trading conditions. Read more »

All Blacks in their Jockeys at New Zealand Fashion Week

Press Release – Jockey

DJ Forbes, TJ Perenara, Victor VIto, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Gillies Kaka in Jockey at NZFW Read more »

Submissions sought on mosquito repellent

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch takes $12 mln charge against stores, IT system

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch, which slashed its earnings forecast earlier this year, will take a $12 million charge to write down the value of stores and IT software, while posting underlying profit in line with guidance. Read more »

The Warehouse customers donate $165,694 to Youthline

Press Release – Youthline

Youthlines national youth helpline will be given a boost from The Warehouse following a successful in-store pen campaign. Read more »

Better protection, fairer deal for Kiwi consumers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Tackling excessive prices, ensuring consumers have enough information to make ethical choices and giving the Commerce Commission more teeth are highlights of Labours Consumer Rights policy. Read more »

Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, sank into the red in the latest financial year as it wrote down the value of its footwear unit in a flat retail market. Still, it sweetened its dividend as underlying earnings … Read more »

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