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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 >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Visa And Mastercard Interchange Moves

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:07 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes moves by Visa and Mastercard to reduce interchange rates, and says this should lead to lower merchant fees for contactless debit transactions. “Retail NZ has been campaigning for lower merchant fees for some years, and we ... More >>

Retailer Confidence Improves

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:52 am | Retail NZ

Retailer confidence has shown a significant improvement according to the latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report. This is built on the back of strong retail performace in June, although spending overall across the four months of the COVID-19 crisis ... More >>

Please Be Kind To Business - Retail NZ Urges PM

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:20 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling for the Prime Minister to be kind, after reports that she is 'angry' that the Warehouse Group is undertaking a change process that could result in a substantial number of job losses. "Retail NZ has been advising Government ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Move To Level 1

Monday, 8 June 2020, 4:28 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 from midnight tonight is great news. “Retail NZ is delighted that the nation is moving to Alert Level 1 from tonight,” Greg Harford, Retail NZ’s Chief Executive said today. “The economic ... More >>

Rent Relief Action A Good Start But Needs To Go Further

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:29 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is good news that the Government is moving to support arbitration on commercial tenancies, but it is disappointed the action isn’t going further. “Retail NZ, and other industry organisations, have been calling for Government ... More >>

Retail Opens Again – Contact Tracing Not Required When Social Distancing Maintained

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 10:10 am | Retail NZ

The retail sector is open again, but businesses are not required to contact trace their customers if two metre social distancing can be maintained. “It’s great that customers can now get back into store, and they can do so knowing that the retail ... More >>

Great News For Retailers And Customers In Level 2 Announcement

Monday, 11 May 2020, 5:13 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is great news that retail stores and malls will be able to open again from this Thursday. “The retail sector has been seriously impacted by the enforced closure under the lockdown, and the move to Alert Level 2 on Thursday means ... More >>

Business and industry groups present united front

Friday, 24 April 2020, 10:01 am | Retail NZ

Eight industry groups representing business have joined forces to call on the Government to urgently increase protection for commercial tenants in the face of rents that are now completely unaffordable under the COVID-19 lockdown and now pose a serious ... More >>

Plea For Safe Shopping At Level 3

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 9:45 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is asking the Government to allow safe shopping in-store when the nation moves to Alert Level 3 next week. “The point of Alert Level 3 is that we are moving from only doing things classified as essential to doing things that can be done safely, ... More >>

Good News For Economy In Level 3 Restrictions – Retail NZ

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 3:17 pm | Retail NZ

It is good news for the economy and for consumers that more retailing will be permitted when we move to level three, according to Retail NZ. “Retail NZ has been advocating for the e-commerce and click and collect services to be allowed, providing that they ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Increase In Contactless Limit

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:37 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes news that the limit for contactless payments has been temporarily lifted to $200 in light of the COVID-19 crisis. “Contactless payments have long been hugely popular with customers, and there has been a surge of interest ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Greater Clarity On Essential Services

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:43 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes tonight’s announcement by Government of further information about what retail stores are considered essential. “There has been significant confusion over the last day and a half about which retailers will be able to open ... More >>

Urgent Clarity Required On Essential Retail Services

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:10 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says the Government needs to provide urgent clarity on what are “essential retail services” following today’s announcement that non-essential stores will be required to close within 48 hours. “In the Prime Minister’s press statement, ... More >>

Landlords Need To Work With Retail Tenants Through Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 11:51 am | Retail NZ

  Retail NZ is applauding those landlords who are working with tenants to help them through the current Covid-19 crisis, but warns that landlords who aren’t prepared to review rental terms will push struggling retail businesses into insolvency. ... More >>

Broad Range Of Retailers Providing Essential Goods

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2:20 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is urging the Government to consider the broad range of retailers who provide essential goods to help Kiwis get through the distruption of the Covid-19 crisis. “Supermarkets, petrol stations and pharmacies have an obvious critical ... More >>

Government Support Package A Good Place To Start

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:07 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ welcomes Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement today of a support package as a good starting point, however, the support doesn't go far enough for some retail businesses. “The wage and leave subsidies will be great for small ... More >>

Retailers Under Covid-19 Pressure As Retail NZ Welcomes Government Support Announcement

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 8:57 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the retail sector is under immense pressure as a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, and that it welcomes today’s announcement of a Business Continuity Package by the Government. “A survey of Retail NZ members shows that ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Extension Of Fog Device Funding

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:23 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes an announcement by Police Minister Stuart Nash that the Government is providing $1.9 million in additional funding to support the installation of fog devices in retail stores that are at-risk of robbery. “Aggravated robbery ... More >>

Coronavirus Impacts Spread Unevenly in Retail

Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:00 am | Retail NZ

The majority of Retail NZ members report that, to date, the Coronavirus has had little immediate impact on their businesses, although some have been impacted significantly, and there are medium-term concerns about supply chains. More >>