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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 >>

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 >>