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Select Committee Backs Retail NZ And Ditches Discriminatory And Costly Bill

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 7:31 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ commends the Education and Workforce Select Committee report recommending that the Holidays (Parent-Teacher Interview Leave) Amendment Bill does not proceed. “We recommended to the Select Committee that the bill was discriminatory, simplify ... More >>

Great News For Retailers In Government Rent Relief Decisions

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:33 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is welcoming the changes announced by the Government today on rent relief support measures currently before the House of Representatives. “The changes agreed to by the Government today will be welcomed by retailers around the country. Backdating ... More >>

The Green Party Stands Up For Retailers And Hospitality Businesses Across The Country

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:18 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ and Hospitality NZ welcome the support of the Green Party with two Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs) on the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill, that enables tenants and landlords to negotiate adjustments in rent due during Levels ... More >>

Greater Clarity On Vaccination Good For Retailers

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 4:27 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that it is important that as many people as possible get vaccinated as soon as possible, and the greater certainty around vaccinations signalled by Government today is a good thing for employers and employees. “Retailers are working hard ... More >>

Some Good News For Retail In COVID Announcements, But Firm Dates Needed

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:02 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is welcoming news that the Government is increasing financial support for businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, and that retail will be able to open at all stages of the new “Covid Protection Framework”, but is calling ... More >>

Extension Of Level 3 Heartbreaking For Retailers

Monday, 18 October 2021, 5:32 pm | Retail NZ

The extension to Level 3 in Auckland will be heartbreaking for business owners, Retail NZ says. “While there is some limited good news today that Northland is moving to Level 2 tomorrow, the brutal reality is that Auckland retail businesses ... More >>

Further Level 3 Extension Devastating For Retailers

Friday, 8 October 2021, 6:55 pm | Retail NZ

The spread of Level 3 lockdowns is devastating news for Northland and Waikato retailers, and is causing huge concern for retailers around the country, according to Retail NZ. “Many Auckland retailers are already on the brink of disaster after seven weeks ... More >>

Retail Businesses On A Kinfe-edge As Sales And Confidence Plummet – Government Must Act

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 5:48 am | Retail NZ

The past three months have been tough, and the outlook is not much better for retailers according to Retail NZ’s latest Retail Radar report. “Government lockdowns and Alert Level changes are having a significant impact on retailers' operating environment ... More >>

Good News In Government Immigration Decision

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:54 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s good news that the Government has moved to create a residency pathway for workers on temporary visas. “New Zealand has a shortage of workers across the economy, and many on temporary workers have jobs in the retail sector,” ... More >>

Level 4 Extension Devastating For Auckland Retailers

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:12 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the extension to the Level 4 lockdown in the Auckland region is devastating news for retailers and other businesses trying to survive the COVID-19 outbreak. “While it is important for the Government to manage the current health ... More >>

Hey Kiwis – Support Your Local Retailers By Wearing A Mask

Friday, 10 September 2021, 6:55 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has launched a public awareness campaign to encourage kiwis to ensure they wear a mask while in retail stores. Retail NZ Chief Executive Greg Harford says “It is the first weekend that customers can be in retail stores at Alert Level ... More >>

Strong Retail Sales In November On Back Of Singles Day, Black Friday & Cyber-monday

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 9:23 am | Retail NZ

The latest Retail NZ Sales Index, shows that spending through November remained strong, and that total spending since March is now ahead of last year. “The Retail NZ Sales Index for November reports that spending through the month was around 25.7 ... More >>

10-day Sick Leave Plan Will Disadvantage Part-time Workers

Monday, 30 November 2020, 4:57 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the Government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a blanket increase to 10 days paid sick leave is bad news for those who work part time. “All businesses want their employees come to work well and healthy, but doubling ... More >>

Staff Should Stay Home While Sick Or Awaiting Covid Test Results - Retail NZ

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:24 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is concerned by media reports that a retail sector employee was asked to work while supposed to be in isolation. "Our advice to retailers is clear - if you have staff who are unwell; awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, ... More >>

Retail Sales Catching Up But Pre-Xmas Challenges Remain

Monday, 2 November 2020, 11:15 am | Retail NZ

The latest Retail NZ Sales Index reports strong spending through October, and that total spending since March is now running slightly ahead of last year. “Retail sector performance was significantly impacted by the national lockdown from March ... More >>

Retail Sales And Confidence Rebound After Second Lockdown Lifts

Friday, 2 October 2020, 8:49 am | Retail NZ

A new Retail NZ Retail Radar report show retailer sales have improved in through September as the second wave of COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Sales were up 20 per cent and 45 per cent of retailers said that their sales improved on the same time ... More >>

Retailer Confidence Falls In August

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 10:16 am | Retail NZ

The latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report shows that retailer confidence fell significantly on the back of the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland during August. “Retailer confidence has slumped following the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland last month,” Retail NZ Chief ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Wage Subsidy But More Support Required

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:20 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is good news that the Government is extending the Wage Subsidy across the country, but says more support is required to help businesses manage fixed costs. “Retail NZ estimates that the retail economy will suffer a 40 per cent hit ... More >>

Return To Level 3 Lockdown Bad News For Retailers – But No Need To Panic Buy

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 5:11 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says the return of COVID-19 is bad news for a struggling sector, but is urging customers not to panic buy. “The retail sector has been struggling to recover from the effects of the earlier lockdowns, and spending since March is still down More >>

Retail Confidence Improves, But Real Challenges for Some

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:31 am | Retail NZ

Retailer confidence remained positive in July, building on the strong rebound recorded in June after lockdown was lifted. 75 per cent of retailers responding to a new Retail Radar survey reported feeling confident or very confident that their business will ... More >>