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ComCom seeking supplier, consumer information to help guide grocery probe

The surveys are due to be completed by 25 March, 2021.

Union report describes sexual discrimination, harassment at JB Hi-Fi

83 per cent of surveyed JB staff members have experienced at least one form of gendered harassment.

Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa underpays staff, loses alcohol license

The business had “severe” deficiencies in its record keeping and rostering.

Where on Earth is Jack Ma?

The Financial Times reported that Ma was replaced as a judge in the final episode in November of a game show called Afri...

Noel Leeming warned by ComCom after almost 100 complaints

Noel Leeming warned after it knowingly sold products without stock.

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.