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Retail Sector Sluggish During Second Quarter

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12:41 pm | Retail NZ

Retail sector activity remained sluggish during the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Retail NZ's latest Retail Radar report. “A continuing pattern of business uncertainty coupled with the lack of desire to spend from consumers saw 58 per cent of retailers ... More >>

Auckland businesses take honours at 2019 Retail NZ Awards

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:21 am | Retail NZ

The best retailers in the country have been recognised tonight at the 2019 Retail NZ Awards. “Forme Spa & Wellbeing’s Parnell Store has been named overall Supreme Large Retailer as well as winning the Customer Experience Award (Large Retailer), ... More >>

ERA Decision Sets Wage Rates Above Market Levels

Monday, 24 June 2019, 7:52 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the Employment Relations Authority has set wage rates above local market levels in a case between First Union and Jack’s Hardware Ltd of Dunedin. More >>

Capital Gains Tax Axing Good News for Small Business

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:06 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says today's announcement that the Capital Gains Tax will not proceed is great news for small businesses. More >>

Retail fails to fire in first quarter

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:57 am | Retail NZ

Retail sector activity was sluggish over the first three months of the year, according to Retail NZ's latest Retail Radar report. "Business uncertainty and unpredictable weather over the summer period saw 55 per cent of retailers report that they failed ... More >>

Don't get scammed by fake retail surveys

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:19 am | 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, ... More >>

Sunny Xmas season but clouds on employment horizon

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:06 am | Retail NZ

On the back of a successful Black Friday and Christmas trading season, retailers are feeling positive heading into 2019, but the long-term trend is for retailers to expect to employ fewer staff, according to the latest Retail Radar report by Retail ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Nathan Guy Bill on Food Contamination

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:28 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has applauded National MP Nathan Guy for proposing a Member’s Bill that will create stronger penalties for deliberate food contamination. More >>

Employment Relations Act Passage Bad News for Retail Sector

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:37 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the passage of the Employment Relations Bill is bad news for business and employees throughout New Zealand. More >>

Plastic Bag Ban Good News for Environment - Retail NZ

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:01 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed today's confirmation that the Government is moving to phase out plastic bags over the coming months. More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Proposals on Vaping

Friday, 23 November 2018, 3:49 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed an announcement by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa that the Government will be reviewing the regulation of vaping and smokefree tobacco products as part of the drive towards a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Retailers Positive in Lead-up to Christmas

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:25 am | Retail NZ

Although more than half of retailers didn't hit their sales targets in the quarter ended 30 September, the sector is more positive about likely business performance in the run-up to Christmas, according to the latest Retail Radar snapshot of retailer ... More >>

NZ retail outperforming Australia over time

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 8:50 am | Retail NZ

A new report by Retail NZ shows that, despite the challenges facing the New Zealand retail sector, it has been outperforming Australia over the past few years. "Retail in New Zealand is a tough business, and it can often seem pretty gloomy out there ... More >>

Foreign Website Gst Confirmation Welcomed

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:13 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed confirmation from the Government that foreign websites selling into New Zealand will have to register for GST from 1 October next year. More >>

Diversification And Government Action Needed to Help Dairies

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:30 am | Retail NZ

Dairies provide an essential service in many communities, but their ongoing viability is under threat, according to a report by Retail NZ. More >>

Looking for Christmas Work?

Monday, 1 October 2018, 2:57 pm | Retail NZ

With Christmas not far away, retailers are starting to think about hiring staff for the busy festive season, and Retail NZ says casual Christmas roles are a great way of earning some cash and perhaps starting a career in retail. More >>

Santa's Coming in Three Months

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:51 pm | Retail NZ

Today is three months until Christmas, and Retail NZ says it marks the traditional retail start of the Christmas shopping season. "Retailers are already well into planning for the Christmas and summer season," Greg Harford, Retail NZ's General ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Darroch Ball Shoplifting Bill

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:58 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes an announcement by NZ First MP Darroch Ball that he has proposed a Member's Bill that will allow Police to issue instant fines to shoplifters. More >>

Mixed performance in Retail

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:05 am | Retail NZ

While the retail trade statistics for the June quarter showed better than expected sales in the retail sector, the latest Retail NZ Retail Radar survey indicates half of retailers didn't hit their sales targets - with 36 per cent not expecting to do ... More >>

Announcement on Single Use Plastic Carrier Bags positive

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:37 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that today's announcement from Government that it intends to ban single-use plastic carrier bags is great news More >>

 

 

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