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Retail NZ Supports Facial Recognition Trial

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 9:47 am | Retail NZ

The facial recognition trial announced today by Foodstuffs North Island will be closely watched by retailers across Aotearoa New Zealand, Retail NZ says. “Retail NZ members are facing increasing rates of crime, putting both their employees and ... More >>

Minimum Wage Increase A Relief For Retailers

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 3:15 pm | Retail NZ

Retailers are relieved that the minimum wage increase has been limited to 2%, Retail NZ Chief Executive Carolyn Young says. “Our latest Retail Radar quarterly survey of Retail NZ members, released yesterday, shows that wage increases are one of the ... More >>

Retailers’ Confidence Grows In Spite Of Economic Challenges

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 2:59 pm | Retail NZ

New Zealand retailers are feeling more confident as they head into 2024, according to the latest Retail Radar quarterly survey of Retail NZ members. The improvement in confidence levels comes in spite of economic headwinds and a challenging trading ... More >>

Easter Shop Trading Hours

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 3:40 pm | Retail NZ

. Restrictions on Easter trading must be lifted as the current law is no longer fit for purpose, Retail NZ says. The peak body for New Zealand retailers supports moves to review Easter trading through the private member’s Bill lodged today. ... More >>

Gaza Conflict Freight Issues

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 5:13 pm | Retail NZ

The current conflict in Gaza and the Red Sea Region has resulted in the re-routing of freight ships around the Cape of Good Hope. The situation in the Red Sea is highly volatile and is constantly evolving. As a result of this re-routing there will likely ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes The Extension Of The 90-day Trials

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:25 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the Government announcement to extend the 90-day trial period for all businesses. “These Government decisions are a real boost for the retail sector which has been under incredible pressure in the past few years,” says Retail ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Government Announcement To Repeal Fair Pay Agreement And Extend 90-day Trials

Monday, 11 December 2023, 4:11 pm | Retail NZ

Retail New Zealand has welcomed the Government announcement to repeal the Fair Pay Agreement and extend the 90-day trial period for all businesses. “These Government decisions are a real boost for the retail sector which has been under incredible ... More >>

Retailers Continue To Experience A Challenging Sales Environment

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 1:13 pm | Retail NZ

Increasing costs and election uncertainty impacted retailers in the quarter ended 30 September 2023. Our survey of retailers showed that they were in a holding pattern during the third quarter, with issues such as inflation, increasing wage, freight ... More >>

Sobering Report Shows Escalating Scale Of Retail Crime In New Zealand

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 12:05 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has issued a desperate plea for Government to join forces with retailers to reduce the rapidly escalating retail crime wave after new research unveiled the annual cost to be well over $2.5 billion. “The aggression, violence and general ... More >>

Practical Steps To Combat Retail Crime Welcomed

Monday, 17 July 2023, 6:24 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ welcomes the actions by the Government to take practical steps to combat retail crime. “Today’s announcement to take some practical steps in response to retail crime is encouraging, we agree with the government that any retail crime ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Conversation On Retail Crime To Be Aggravating Factor In Sentencing

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 2:26 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is encouraged by the proposed policy from the Act Party to amend the Sentencing Act so that judges must take into account the fact that a serious violent offence occurred against a worker during their course of work as an aggravating factor. “Even ... More >>

Retail NZ Appoints New Chief Executive

Saturday, 8 July 2023, 5:38 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has appointed Carolyn Young as its new Chief Executive, to succeed Greg Harford, who is stepping down from 21 July. President Liz Wheadon said today that Carolyn's appointment was made following a robust national search process. "We ... More >>

Trading Challenges Continue Into Winter For Retailers

Friday, 7 July 2023, 11:36 am | Retail NZ

The latest Retail Radar report from Retail NZ confirms that trading challenges are continuing for retailers. “Many of the challenges that retailers reported last quarter have continued into the winter months, with inflation, increasing wage costs ... More >>

Questions Raised On LGWM Project Data

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 2:58 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Wellington City Council, and Let’s Get Welly Moving (LGWM) to have another look at its data before progressing projects. “With cost-benefit data recently shown to be flawed in the Council’s proposal to lower speed limits ... More >>

Retail NZ Chief Executive Stepping Down

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 8:38 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is seeking a new Chief Executive, following news that Greg Harford is leaving the organisation. "Retail NZ Chief Executive Greg Harford will be stepping down at the end of July," Retail NZ President Liz Wheadon announced today. "The ... More >>

First Months Of The Year Show Challenges For Retailers

Monday, 17 April 2023, 12:04 pm | Retail NZ

A mixed performance in the first three months, and end of the summer peak season has produced mixed results across the retail sector. This represents a challenging start to the year says Retail NZs latest Retail Radar report. “Retailers across ... More >>

Retail NZ Unsurprised By Economic Downturn

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 11:43 am | Retail NZ

Retailers across the country have already been experiencing an economic downturn well before today's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. “Today’s GDP figures showing a 0.6 per fall in the size in the New Zealand economy, including a 1.9 per ... More >>

Retail NZ Calls For Wage Subsidy For Regions Impacted By Cyclone Gabrielle

Friday, 24 February 2023, 6:46 am | Retail NZ

A Retail NZ survey shows significant Government support is required for retailers because of the economic scars caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. “Our survey found businesses across Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Hawkes Bay, and Gisborne are the most impacted. ... More >>

Retailers’ Voices Show Impact Of Minimum Wage Increase

Friday, 10 February 2023, 2:19 pm | Retail NZ

A snap poll from Retail NZ shows the true impact the increase in Minimum Wage has on the retail sector. “The announcement of a significant increase in the Minimum Wage has not gone down well with retailers across New Zealand, with 88 per cent disapproving ... More >>

Government Goes Too Far With Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 7:54 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is disappointed with the Government's decision to increase the Minimum Wage. “Retail NZ has advocated directly to the Prime Minister, Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, the new Small Business Minister and to government officials ... More >>





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