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Legal Archives

Retail Food Group charged with unconscionable conduct towards franchisees

The ACCC alleges RFG took advantage of its own franchisees between 2015 and 2019.
Grocery shopping

Commerce Commission outlines scope and focus of supermarket probe

ComCom asks for feedback on initial targets and scope of investigation.

Four business warned over selling unsafe children’s toys, clothes

Mighty Ape among businesses to sell unsafe goods, according to Commerce Commission.

North Island cafe to pay over $100,000 after exploiting migrant workers

The business failed to pay the minimum wage, keep wage, time, holiday and leave records, and expected overtime without ...
Supermarket shopper

Commerce Commission to give initial ideas on supermarket probe next month

The study will analyse the structure of the grocery industry, the nature of its competition levels, pricing practices of...
Countdown Grenada eStore

Supermarket duopoly faces competition probe

The average Kiwi household spends 17 per cent of weekly expenses, but does it have to?

Auckland Pak’nSave store fined for price disparity

Pak’nSave Mangere has been fined $78,000 for discrepancies between the advertised price of goods on its shelves and thos...
Courtroom and gavel

Toy importers fined for wholesaling retailers unsafe goods

Two toy importers have been fined a combined $118,000 for supplying unsafe goods to retailers in New Zealand.
Eyewear display

Oscar Wylee lied about charity donations, Australian cout rules

Oscar Wylee, which operates two stores in Auckland, has been fined AU$3.5 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law ...

Industry highlights business impact as lockdown extended in Auckland

Industry groups say the second round of lockdowns has been "crippling" for businesses.
Woman Shopping In Chancery Square Auckland New Zealand

Business Chamber warns Govt some business will not survive round 2 of lockdown

Auckland Business Chamber asks the Government to "stop picking winners and losers".

Auckland retail returns to lockdown after NZ’s first virus case in 102 days

Lockdown could be bad news for retail sector, says Retail NZ.

Commerce Commission takes high court action against door-to-door retailer

Commission alleges Ace Marketing misled customers with unfair contracts.

In bid to help businesses with rent issues, NZ govt amends Property Law Act

Landlords temporarily required to reduce rent in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

NZ e-commerce repositions to meet government guidelines

Kiwis can only shop for essentials online in lockdown, leading many sites to reconfigure their offer.