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More Police Welcome But Investment Vital For Ferries

Monday, 24 June 2024, 11:36 am | Retail NZ

Retailers are pleased to see progress in putting more Police on the beat but the grounding of the Aratere raises serious concerns about supply chains for stores across the country, Retail NZ says. More >>

Silver Linings But No Quick Turnaround For Retail In Budget

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:05 pm | Retail NZ

“With retail crime continuing to be a huge issue for our members, we are pleased to have confirmation of plans for more Police on the beat,” Retail NZ Chief Executive Carolyn Young says. More broadly, Retail NZ hopes that bigger investment in education ... More >>

Easter Trading Policy Lapses Show Need For Law Change

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 12:11 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is pleased that Parliament is set to debate liberalising Easter trading restrictions as a result of the Member’s Bill to review Easter trading, lodged by ACT MP Cameron Luxton, being drawn from the ballot last month. More >>

Small Retail Spend Increase Not Enough To Boost Sector

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:34 am | Retail NZ

Strong signals on controlling the cost of living, combating retail crime and improving infrastructure are on Retail NZ’s wish list for next week’s Budget announcements. More >>

Headwinds Continue To Hold Back Retail Sector

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 12:56 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is hoping the promised tax cuts in the upcoming Budget will lead to a lift in consumer confidence and spending. More >>

Retail Sector Hopes For Post-budget Lift In Consumer Confidence

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 5:35 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is welcoming the prospect of tax cuts in the upcoming Budget and is hoping this will lead to a lift in consumer confidence. More >>

Winter Blues Hit Early For Retailers

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 9:36 am | Retail NZ

At the end of a slow summer of trading, New Zealand retailers are not feeling positive about their business prospects as they head into winter, according to the latest Retail Radar quarterly survey of Retail NZ members. More >>

Ongoing Challenges For The Retail Sector

Friday, 12 April 2024, 2:35 pm | Retail NZ

The March retail sales figures show further decline in the sector as Stats NZ reported a 3% decline in the month of March. More >>

Progress Towards Liberalising Easter Trading Restrictions

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 2:20 pm | Retail NZ

The Member’s Bill to review Easter trading, lodged by ACT MP Cameron Luxton, has been drawn from the ballot today. More >>

Easter Holidays Hampered By Shop Trading Restrictions

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:21 am | Retail NZ

Families around Aotearoa New Zealand are heading away for the long Easter weekend but many will reach their destinations to find that shops are closed this Friday and Sunday. Restrictions on Easter trading are increasingly outdated in 2024, Retail ... More >>

Lift In Consumer Confidence Good News For Retailers

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 11:04 am | Retail NZ

Retailers are hoping that a lift in consumer confidence will translate to sales for the struggling sector, but we haven't seen it yet, Retail NZ says. The latest Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index shows consumer confidence is at ... More >>

Young Offender Military Academies

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 2:12 pm | Retail NZ

The outcomes of the new Young Offender Military Academies being initiated by the Government will be watched closely by retailers across Aotearoa New Zealand, Retail NZ says. “Retail NZ members are facing increasing rates of crime, putting both ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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