Rise of the Conscious Consumer

Press Release – Fair Trade Association

Three out of every four Kiwis are likely to pay more for organic, sustainable and ethically produced products than they were in 2015, with Fairtrade and the Eco Store recognised as leading sustainable brands in New Zealand. Read more »

Trade Me Motor’s most popular listings of 2016

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

Below is the list of the top ten most popular Trade Me Motors listings of 2016. These are based on the number of Trade Me members who have viewed and watchlisted these vehicles. Please let me know if you have any questions or want any further information. … Read more »

Collaboration with Google on a Uconnect System Concept

Press Release – Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

Fiat Chrysler and Google are using Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas to demonstrate a seamless integration of the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch connected vehicle system featuring Android, the worlds most popular open-source operating … Read more »

Ford kicks off the year with a 5 star rating

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

The New Zealand SUV market has grown to include another 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicle with the addition of the new Ford Escape. Read more »

New Zealand’s summer shopping habits revealed

Press Release – Countdown

4 January 2017: As the heat begins to soar around the country, New Zealanders begin stocking up on the summer essentials; sunscreen, insect repellent, ice cream, and sausages. Countdown stores have been getting ready for months to prepare for the … Read more »

Spending momentum maintained

Press Release – Paymark

The spending momentum of the last four years was maintained through the busy pre-Christmas period of 2016. Underlying spending growth through Paymark was 6.6% between December 2015 and December 2016. The value of transactions for the month totaled $5,936.8 … Read more »

Make 2017 the Year of E-Fairness, Says Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Government to make one of its 2017 priorities the closure of a tax loophole that allows foreign retailers not to pay their fair share of tax when selling low value goods to New Zealanders. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 ends year 9% higher

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed on the last trading day of the year, with the benchmark index ending 9 percent higher than on Jan. 1, breaking a four-year streak of double-digit gains. Read more »

Plexure shares soar after signing agreement with McDonald’s

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Plexure Group, the digital advertising firm formerly known as VMob, has signed an agreement with the biggest McDonald’s franchisee in Latin America and the Caribbean, expanding its relationship with the global fast food giant. Read more »

Spotlight’s NZ arm posts FY16 profit drop as costs rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Spotlight, New Zealand’s largest fabric, craft and home decor retail chain owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest families, posted a decline in profit for the first year in five in 2016, as it marked two decades in this country. Read more »

5 tips for avoiding a cash flow hangover in the New Year

Press Release – MYOB

A lot of businesses find the Christmas period a most wonderful time of the year, but when it comes to cash flow in the New Year seasonal cheer can turn into a nasty hangover if they are not prepared. Read more »

Aus. researchers flip flop to support Mānuka honey claim

Press Release – UMF Honey Association

New Zealands leading authority on Mnuka honey is dismissing latest research claims about the potency of Australian jelly bush honey as a continued campaign to trade off the success of New Zealands Mnuka honey industry. Read more »

Wgtn’s Habitual Fix on Featherston liquidated

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington’s Habitual Fix on Featherston Street has been placed into liquidation after seeing a significant drop in turnover following November’s earthquakes, with the government’s business support package not applicable as it’s … Read more »

The Difference with Men and Women

Press Release – Canstar Blue

In a series of surveys conducted throughout the year and involving over 2,000 Kiwis, Canstar Blue often uncover some surprising and not so surprising facts about the men and women of New Zealand. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch owes $59.5 million to ANZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch owes $59.5 million to its bank and at least $6.6 million to other creditors, receivers KordaMentha said in their first report on the failed children’s clothing retailer. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch owes $59.5 million to ANZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch owes $59.5 million to its bank and at least $6.6 million to other creditors, receivers KordaMentha said in their first report on the failed children’s clothing retailer. Read more »

Time for truth on petrol prices

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If you drew breath after filling up your tank and forking over a lot of hard earned dollars, you have every reason to feel annoyed, says Labour’s Energy Spokesman Stuart Nash. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Nasdaq climbs to record

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street gained, pushing the Nasdaq to a record high, while oil prices also moved higher ahead of planned production cuts. Read more »

Hastings Hospitality Guide released to rave reviews

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

As part of a new campaign to show Hastings in a new light the Hastings City Business Association has launched the first of a series of visitor experience guides. The Hospitality guide showcases the 50 cafes, restaurants and bars in the Hastings City … Read more »

Shopping or Swimming – Boxing Day retail figures

Press Release – Paymark EFTPOS

Spending through Paymark totalled $152.7 million on Boxing Day this year. While a new high for the day, this marks only a modest 1.9% increase in underlying spending on Boxing Day last year. Read more »

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