Restaurant Brands reaches deal with Unite Union

Press Release – Unite Union

Restaurant Brands have agreed that existing staff will be offered the same terms of the collective agreement with Unite Union in future franchising of Carl’s Jr stores. Read more »

Postie’s Pricing Revolution Makes Quality Affordable

Press Release – Postie Plus

Every New Zealander deserves good quality clothing at affordable prices, but the rising cost of living has meant that many Kiwis have had to choose price over quality. Read more »

The Reinvention of Postie Plus – a Pricing Revolution

Press Release – Postie Plus

One of the countries longest standing retailers, Postie Plus is reinventing its business model under new ownership and reframing value for Kiwi shoppers by setting a new benchmark for quality at affordable prices. Read more »

Wellington aims for world first as ‘smokefree capital’

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councils Community, Sport and Recreation Committee have agreed to make the Capital City smokefree by reducing the prevalence of smoking to less than 5 percent by 2025. Read more »

Di Humphries returns to head Glassons chain at Hallenstein

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – Di Humphries is returning to the helm of Hallenstein Glassons womens wear chain after a stint at the ailing children’s clothing chain Pumpkin Patch. Read more »

NZ food prices rise 0.5% in March, driven by cauliflowers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in March, led by vegetables such as cauliflowers and lettuce, while lamb led a decline in prices of meat, poultry and fish. Read more »

Pushpay expects to reach $100M annual revenue target early

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, expects to reach its target of $100 million of annualised committed monthly revenue six months early as it expands its product offering and narrows its focus to larger customers. … Read more »

Diligent shareholders vote in favour of takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of New York-based Diligent Corp have voted in favour of a takeover by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners at a special shareholders meeting in Auckland this morning, despite fiery opposition by New … Read more »

NZ Food & Grocery Council elects first female chair

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has its first female Chair with the election today of Veronique Cremades-Mathis. Read more »

Cauliflower prices at record high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 0.5 percent in March 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was influenced by rises across a range of vegetables, including record high prices for cauliflower. After adjusting for seasonal effects, food prices rose 0.8 percent. Read more »

NZ guest night rise for 23rd straight month

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights rose in February for the 23rd month in a row, reflecting broad-based gains across both islands in all accommodation types. Read more »

Mitsubishi celebrates sixth consecutive year of growth

Press Release – Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ) is celebrating two of its best results in 20 years: a massive 1,028 sales in March, which capped off an outstanding financial year result of more than 8,200 units sold. That figure commanded a 6.3% market share … Read more »

Allied Press Backs Post a Note

Press Release – Allied Press

Look out Trade Me, there is a new kid on the block – Post a – and it has the backing of the most powerful media organisation in theSouth Island. Read more »

Brands like Tegel worth more by listening to consumer demand

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The latest OANZ report [1], confirms that New Zealand companies like Tegel are missing out on meeting consumer demand for ethical and sustainably grown produce. Read more »

NZ spending on plastic cards edges up in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on credit and debit cards rose in March, led by increased expenditure at bars and restaurants as they continue to enjoy the tourism boom. Read more »

Boutique breweries win big at New World Beer & Cider Awards

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

The debates have raged, the discussions have been passionate and some tough decisions have been made and finally, New World is delighted to announce the results of the 2016 Beer & Cider Awards. Read more »

Retail card spending rises in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $5.0 billion in March 2016, up $287 million (6.2 percent) from March 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Spending shifts to resorts in March

Press Release – Paymark

Paymark figures show the seasonally adjusted value of underlying transactions through their network increased 1.3% in the March quarter and by 0.3% in the month of March. Read more »

Plain packaging: why are we waiting?

Press Release – Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition, along with groups like the Cancer Society, has been advocating for plain packaging since the measure was adopted in Australia back in 2011. Similar legislation was introduced here in 2014 but has been back-burnered due to Government … Read more »

Kirkcaldie faces $1.3M bill for future lease of Petone site

Article – BusinessDesk

Kirkcaldie faces $1.3M bill for future lease payment of Petone warehouse after deal falls over Read more »

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