NZ retail spending flat in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards was flat in September, which economists said was due to cooling house prices. Read more »

Government congratulates industry for action on plastic bags

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has congratulated Countdown and New World supermarkets for taking an industry-led response to combat the usage of single-use plastic bags. Read more »

NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on nearly every visit to the supermarket, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. The research found children were exposed to alcohol marketing on 85 per cent of their … Read more »

New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag

Press Release – Greenpeace

Tuesday, October 10: Greenpeace is welcoming New Worlds announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. Plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma, says the decision reflects the power that people have to influence … Read more »

Hammer Hardware is Kaikoura’s new local

Press Release – Mitre 10

Earthquake damaged Mitre 10 Kaikoura will re-open next Monday as Hammer Hardware Kaikoura, once again serving the local communitys DIY and gardening needs. Read more »

New World Call on Plastic Bags a Positive Step – Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that today’s announcement that New World will be aiming to be free of single-use plastic bags by the end of next year is good news. “There’s increasing customer demand across the board for retailers to eliminate single-use plastic bags, … Read more »

Fuel Spending Drops 7.1%, Core Retail Spending Steady

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

10 October 2017 – Consumers spent less on fuel but more on core shop sales, leaving overall retail spending flat in the September 2017 quarter (down 0.1 percent), Stats NZ said today. This compared with a 0.6 percent rise in the June quarter, after adjusting … Read more »

Michael Hill lifts first-quarter sales by 7.8%

Article – BusinessDesk

Michael Hill lifts first-quarter sales by 7.8% as Canada makes up for lagging US Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales – Update for August 2017

Press Release – BNZ

Please find attached the latest BNZ and Marketview monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales. Read more »

Epicure Launches Innovative Tableware Tackling Plastic Waste

Press Release – Epicure

Delighting customers with tasting samples and maintaining sustainable business practices need not be mutually exclusive with the release of two new disposable packaging ranges into the New Zealand market. Read more »

Excellent results in latest Tobacco Controlled Purchase

Press Release – Northland DHB

Northland DHB Public Health staff are encouraged after two Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) at tobacco retailers this week. The CPOs saw underage volunteers aged 15 and 17 years attempt to purchase tobacco product from retailers throughout the Hokianga-Mid … Read more »

Glassons splits CEO role in two after Humphries’ departure

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Glassons, the women’s wear brand owned by Hallenstein Glasson Holdings, has split its chief executive role into two after the departure of Di Humphries, replacing her with separate New Zealand and Australian heads as it seeks to establish … Read more »

Kiwi Christmas reflected in revamped Zesti range

Press Release – Tasman Bay Food Group

Kiwi Christmas reflected in revamped Zesti range Forget snowflakes, mistletoe, and roaring log fires, for most Kiwis, Christmas is all about sunshine, beaches and camping and the new Zesti Christmas range by Tasman Bay Food Group reflects that. Read more »

Disparitiy on price of antihistamines

Press Release – Consumer

Allergy sufferers can slash their antihistamine bill in half by shopping around, a Consumer NZ investigation has found. Read more »

Habitual Fix applauded over kind move for hens

Press Release – SAFE

SAFE is congratulating Habitual Fix on their announcement that they have switched away from using cage and barn eggs in all their stores. The move comes after retail giant Foodstuffs made a recent similar commitment across all their stores in New … Read more »

Risk present in all work spaces

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Businesses need to consider health and safety risks on all structures, even those infrequently used, says WorkSafe New Zealand. Read more »

Retail NZ Welcomes Countdown Move on Plastic Bags

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s great news that Countdown is moving to phase out plastic bags and congratulates all retailers that have taken steps to reduce the number of plastic bags being issued. Read more »

Hawke’s Bayers are some of the most careful spenders

Press Release – Westpac

When it comes to spending on groceries, people living in Hawkes Bay spend the second lowest of 13 New Zealand regions on average per month, according to data gleaned from Westpac NZ. Westpac drilled down into the data of more than 96,000 of its CashNav … Read more »

Mayor Welcomes Countdown Phasing Out Plastic Bags

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Countdowns announcement that it will phase out single-use plastic bags in all its stores and online shopping by the end of 2018. Read more »

Cantabrians spend up on dining out compared to other regions

Press Release – Westpac

People living in Canterbury spend the third highest amount on eating out after Auckland and Wellington, according to data gleaned from Westpac NZ. Westpac drilled down into the statistics of more than 96,000 of its CashNav app users* and found that those … Read more »

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