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Retail NZ Welcomes Further Government Support To Combat Retail Crime

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:29 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ welcomes today's announcement of a Government funding package to support retailers in response to retail crime. “Today’s annoucement of $6 million dollars to help retailers respond to crime is significant for the sector. The ability for ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Pre-budget Law And Order Annoucement

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:08 pm | Retail NZ

Today’s pre-budget law and order announcement that includes support for the retail sector has been welcomed by Retail NZ. “We welcome the announcement made today on the commitment to law and order funding that will support retailers. We look forward ... More >>

New Mask Rules Nonsensical – Retail NZ

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 2:39 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that the new rules around mask wearing make no sense. “While it is good news that the country is moving to Orange, it is absurd that the Government is removing mask requirements in the hospitality and education sectors, but keeping ... More >>

Costs And Inflation Increasing At Rapid Rate, Retailer Confidence Continues To Slump

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 5:36 pm | Retail NZ

The latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report of the retail sector shows that the widespread emergence of Omicron in the community has seen retailers miss targets, dissatisfaction with the Government’s response to COVID-19 remains steady and 90 per cent of retailers ... More >>

Mask Rules Need Urgent Attention

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 12:07 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed news that vaccine passes and QR code scanning will no longer be required in cafés and close personal services like hairdressers and beauty services from but says that the Government urgently needs to act on mask rules. “Moving ... More >>

Retailers Require Significant Support To Survive

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 8:00 am | Retail NZ

Sales, foot traffic and confidence has taken a dive in the retail sector, with the sector requesting urgent Government support.  “The current Red Alert Level has plunged the retail sector into a deep financial and confidence crisis.  ... More >>

Minimum Wage Announcement Puts Jobs At Risk

Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:10 pm | Retail NZ

The significant increase in the Minimum Wage has been badly received by the retail sector, with 84 per cent of retailers disapproving of the announcement, according to a snap poll of Retail NZ members. “$1.20 is another massive increase in the ... More >>

It's Time For Wellington Retailers To Be Supported

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 2:15 pm | Retail NZ

The ongoing disruption caused by the protest in Wellington must be brought to an end quickly to support retailers and business across the city. “Retailers are into day three of disruptions, abuse and aggression due to the protestors. The Red Alert ... More >>

Retail Radar Shows Significant Price Increases On The Horizon

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 12:21 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has today released its quarterly Retail Radar report, showing that the retail sector will increase prices, supply chain impacts and dissatisfaction with the government approach to COVID-19 continues. “Inflation is having a significant ... More >>

Shop Normal As We Move To Red Tonight

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 2:32 pm | Retail NZ

As New Zealand moves to Red Status tonight, Retail NZ says that the retail sector has been preparing for the arrival of Omicron, but is asking Kiwis to shop normal in the coming days and weeks. “The retail environment is relatively safe through ... More >>

Retail Sector Prepares For Omicron – Things Kiwis Need To Know

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7:07 pm | Retail NZ

Retailers across the country are taking proactive steps to prepare for the arrival of Omicron in the community and asking Kiwis to understand that services levels may change as a result. “Despite the retail environment being relatively safe through ... More >>

Retail NZ Calls On New Zealand To Shop Nice

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 8:59 pm | Retail NZ

Shop Nice is a public awareness campaign launched by Retail NZ to support retail workers in light of increasing levels of abuse, aggression and violence from the New Zealand Public. “We need to draw a line in the sand against undue abuse, that ... More >>

Businesses Looking Ahead To Roadmap Step 3

Monday, 8 November 2021, 5:16 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it good news that the Government has confirmed most retail stores in Auckland will be allowed to open from Wednesday, and that a further review will happen next week. “Retail is a relatively safe environment, so long as customers ... More >>

Please Treat Retail Workers With Respect – Retail NZ Launches Declaration On Violence & Anti-social Behaviour

Monday, 8 November 2021, 1:34 pm | Retail NZ

Retailers throughout the country have come together today at the Retail NZ Summit on Violence and Anti-social behaviour in Parliament’s Grand Hall to signify their commitment to keep their employees and contractors safe. “Rates of aggression, More >>

Relief For Retailers But Hard Road Ahead

Monday, 1 November 2021, 4:17 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s good news that the Government is moving to allow retail stores in the Waikato to open from midnight tomorrow, and Auckland from next Tuesday, but is warning that there’s a hard road ahead for many retail businesses. “The decision ... More >>

Let’s Get Stores Open – Retail NZ Plea To Goverment

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 6:03 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is asking the Government to move to Step 2 of the Auckland Roadmap this week, and to get stores in Auckland and the Waikato open, subject to safety measures. “While the Government ultimately planning to introduce a new Traffic Light system ... More >>

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 >>