Origin Earth produces Hawke’s Bay’s own Chocolate Milk

Press Release – Origin Earth

Origin Earths Chocolate Milk combines the popular Hawkes Bay sourced Origin Earth cows milk with organic and fair trade chocolate and cocoa powder from Hawkes Bay chocolatier La Petite Chocolat, then adds a dash of Hawkes Bay honey and a … Read more »

Origin Earth Drops Price of Milk

Press Release – Origin Earth

Local boutique dairy company Origin Earth has announced a reduction in the price of their 2 litre bottles of milk. Origin Earth director, Joanie Williams said The price that we pay for our raw milk is inextricably linked with the price that farmers … Read more »

Christmas ‘lights’ from Whitecliff

Press Release – Wright Communications

15 December 2013 Christmas lights from Whitecliff Whitecliffs newly released 2014 low alcohol wines give Kiwi wine drinkers a refreshing, low alcohol option, perfect for Christmas festivities and to help lighten up the season of excess. Whitecliff … Read more »

Gazley Motor Group – Dealership for Fiat Chrysler in Wgtn

Press Release – Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

Wellingtons leading prestige and premium automotive company, the Gazley Motor Group, has invested a total of more than $4 million in a new dealership to service Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the national capital. Read more »

Cooks Foods widens 1H loss after buying Canadian rights

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Cooks Global Foods widened its first-half loss after buying the Canadian franchise rights to Esquires Coffee Houses, completing its ownership of the brand outside New Zealand and Australia, and spending more to expand its global … Read more »

Wild Nature sentencing concludes souvenir prosecutions

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Wild Nature sentencing concludes souvenir company prosecutions for misleading tourists total fines imposed reach $1 million Read more »

Mowbray to sell its stamp and coins businesses

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Mowbray Collectables, the unprofitable listed auction house business, has put its stamp, coin and bank note trading businesses up for sale in a bid to enhance shareholder value and reposition the company. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence rises from 14-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence snapped three months of falls to climb from a 14-month low in December, as rising house prices and falling petrol costs boost post-election optimism as consumers head into the peak Christmas … Read more »

Watch your limit this Christmas – Banking Ombudsman

Press Release – Banking Ombudsman

Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell is urging people spending up this Christmas to be sure they stick within their credit card limits and make sure they keep their cards safe. Read more »

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones

Press Release – Giapo

Being gluten intolerant can mean you have to forego a range of flavoursome foods but now you can take waffle ice cream cones off the list. Read more »

Restaurant Brands lifts 3Q sales on rise in fried chicken

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands, the nation’s largest fast food operator, lifted third quarter sales 6.4 percent as an increase in revenue at its KFC stores offset falling sales at its Carl’s Jr burger chain. Read more »

Veritas Appoints General Manager for Nosh

Press Release – Veritas Investments

Veritas Investments Limited (NZX:VIL) today confirmed the appointment of Rod de Vries as General Manager for the Nosh Food Market business it acquired on 9th September 2014. Read more »

Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner’s cases up 127%

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

In the six-months to 30 September 2014 the office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC) received 2238 complaints about electricity and gas companies. This is up from 986 in the same period last year and shows an increase of 127%. Read more »

Kiwis Loyal to Local Businesses this Christmas

Press Release – Mastercard

Despite being keen online shoppers, most New Zealanders are still looking to do the bulk of their Christmas shopping with local retailers this year, with the ability to browse and inspect goods before purchase a deciding factor for many according … Read more »

Spring brings lower vegetable prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In November 2014, food prices fell 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows no change overall in October and a 0.8 percent fall in September. Read more »

Dick Smith’s Growth Continues, Now through Trade Me

Press Release – Dick Smith

Dick Smiths delivery of its growth strategy continues, with the launch of the Dick Smith Trade Me store at trademe.co.nz/stores/dicksmith. Trade Me is New Zealands leading online marketplace, with over 3.5 million members. Read more »

Milk Price – Grey Power

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has called on dairy giant Fonterra to immediately drop the price of milk and other dairy products in the wake of falling international dairy prices. Today (December 10) cut its forecast milk price to farmers for this season from $5.30/kg … Read more »

New and improved Countdown Orewa back in business

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

Countdown has reopened its Orewa store today together with Rodney MP, Mark Mitchell, Red Beach Primary School and members of the community. Store Manager Nicky Turner says the new supermarket, which was built on the same site as the previous store … Read more »

One-Third of Kiwis Use Smartphones for Christmas Shopping

Press Release – Impact PR

New Zealanders are embracing new technology to help avoid queues and find goods more easily, with new research revealing that many plan to use their smartphones to help with Christmas shopping this year. Read more »

Hallenstein 4-month sales up on last year, margins improve

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Hallenstein Glasson, the clothing chain, said sales are tracking above last year after four months of trading and margins have improved, though the Christmas sales period remains critical, according to chairman Warren … Read more »

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