Cooks Global seeks independent directors before NXT listing

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Cooks Global Foods, owner of the master franchise rights for Esquires Coffee Houses outside of New Zealand and Australia, is seeking two independent directors ahead of a potential listing on the NXT market. Read more »

We’re all for the All Blacks at Z

Press Release – Z Energy

Z is giving $20,000 worth of gear away to local junior rugby clubs, intermediate and primary schools to show support for New Zealands future kids in black. Read more »

Kathmandu FY profit halves as discounting cuts margins

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu Holdings, the outdoor clothing retailer that spurned a takeover offer this year, reported net profit about halved because of “aggressive” discounting to shift surplus stock and weak demand in Australia. It affirmed guidance … Read more »

Aust’s ACCC cracks down on grocery code while NZ shuns one

Article – BusinessDesk

Australia’s ACCC cracks down on grocery code of conduct while NZ shuns the need for one Read more »

Small business heroes show courage and ingenuity

Press Release – Look After Me

Two Rotorua businesses have been named as national finalists in The David Awards for 2015. Read more »

New World Wine Awards 2015

Press Release – New World Wine Awards

Among the record number of medals awarded at this year’s New World Wine Awards, the unsung hero varietal this year is Riesling. Of the 47 Rieslings entered, 38 won a medal with 35 of these coming from New Zealand vineyards. Read more »

26/10: Wellington workers join national strike at Bunnings

Press Release – First Union

After strikes at Bunnings stores in Auckland and the Manawatu on Friday, workers from Bunnings stores across Wellington are joining 14 other stores in a national strike at the Australian-owned hardware chain, says FIRST Union Wellington organiser … Read more »

Taggart returned as Ballance director

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Murray Taggart has been returned as a Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ward C director in the South Island after a three-way contest for the position. Read more »

Workers from 17 Bunnings stores to strike as unrest spreads

Press Release – First Union

After strikes in Auckland and the Manawatu today, workers from an additional 17 Bunnings stores will strike tomorrow in a national day of action, announces FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. Read more »

Public want sugary drinks tax

Press Release – University of Auckland

A significant shift in New Zealand public attitudes towards a tax on sugary soft drinks has been identified from recent poll results. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch in talks with bank after cutting guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch delayed the release of its 2015 results and said provisioning means it will miss earnings guidance and post a bigger net loss, which has forced the children’s clothing retailer into talks with its lender, ANZ … Read more »

Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World for Rapaura Springs

Press Release – Rapaura Springs

Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 has impressed the judges and taken home the Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the prestigious International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London. Read more »

Origin of Beef Informs Shopper Decisions

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Consumer research shows 89 per cent of supermarket shoppers in key international beef markets consider country of origin, when deciding which beef product to purchase. Read more »

Retail strike wave hits Bunnings

Press Release – First Union

70 Bunnings workers from four Auckland stores striked outside the companys head office between 12.30pm and 1.30pm today; Read more »

More than 80% of Kiwis rinse their dishes before dishwasher

Press Release – Canstar

To rinse or not to rinse? More than 80% of Kiwis rinse their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher Read more »

Gull Fuels Families for the School Holidays

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Families heading off on a road trip these school holidays will have more money in their wallets when they fill up the tanks at Gull today. Read more »

ComCom lists online trading as the big consumer issue

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Online services and transactions attract the most complaints from consumers and pose regulatory challenges, the Commerce Commission says in its annual Consumer Issues report. Read more »

Food safety: some coconut milk drinks have undeclared dairy

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people with milk allergies or intolerances to avoid drinking some imported coconut milk drinks that may contain milk or milk products as these allergens are not declared on the label. Under Australian … Read more »

Kumara Fusion launches equity crowdfunding campaign

Press Release – PledgeMe

Gluten-free food startup Kumara Fusion launched an equity crowdfunding campaign today on PledgeMe seeking up to $90,000 from its crowd. Read more »

Restaurant Brands 1st-half sales rise 13% on demand for KFC

Article – BusinessDesk

Restaurant Brands first-half sales rise 13% on demand for KFC, more Carl’s Jr stores Read more »

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