Business Scoop


Mitre 10 boss Neil Cowie to depart

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Mitre 10 chief executive Neil Cowie will end a five-year stint in charge of the country’s biggest hardware chain, having overseen a 50 percent increase in annual sales. Read more »

Press Hall 1st Birthday Bash

Press Release – McKee Fehl

To celebrate, were hosting lunch & late-night market celebrations at Press Hall on Thursday 28th February between 12-2pm & 4-9pm. Read more »

NZ new vehicle registrations fall in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand new vehicle registrations fell in January as the market continues to soften, the Motor Industry Association said. Read more »

Decisions Released

Press Release – Advertising Standards Authority

The following decisions have been published on the ASA website: Complaint 18/369 Appeal 18/020 Bauer Media , Television: Appeal Declined Complaint 18/413 Specsavers , Television: No Grounds to Proceed Complaint 18/427 KFC , Television, Settled: … Read more »

Government keeps ignoring reality on e-cigarettes

Article – New Zealand National Party

New research that proves that electronic cigarettes are far more effective than existing cessation tools shows the Government must move urgently to make e-cigarettes more available as to smokers who want to quit, National MP Nicky Wagner says. Read more »

Prices inched up for high-spending households

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – High-spending households were hit by rising airfares and rental car costs in the December quarter while lower spending ones got some relief from cheaper vegetables. Read more »

Trade Me launches emoji

Press Release – Trademe

Trade Me has today announced that members can now use emoji when responding to and asking questions onsite. Read more »

UPDATE: First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers

Article – BusinessDesk

(Updates with comment from Hellers from 10th paragraph. Confirms OIO approval still pending to end.) Read more »

First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Bacon and sausage manufacturer Hellers has been fined $39,375 and ordered to pay $5,000 to each of three children who suffered allergic reactions after eating mis-labelled sausages. Read more »

More sunscreens don’t meet SPF label claims

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ stands by its sunscreen testing and dismisses criticisms by manufacturers as irresponsible and unsubstantiated. Read more »

Surcharging by merchants on the use of EFTPOS

Press Release – Consumer Council of Fiji

Proper regulations are needed to ensure consumers are not slapped with excessive surcharge fees by merchants for the use of EFTPOS terminals while making a purchase. Read more »

Don’t get scammed by fake retail surveys

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is warning consumers not to get sucked in by scam surveys offering great prizes in return for a small postage fee. Retailers are reporting that some customers are receiving fake texts or social media messages asking them to complete a survey, … Read more »

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