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Mask exemptions ‘a flashpoint’ for store staff, says Retail NZ

Government changes to Covid rules impacting retailers have been welcomed by retailers – but a sticking point remains ove...

Consumer groups call for regulation in “unfettered” BNPL industry

The statement comes as Choice releases new research, which found 30 per cent of Australians have used a BNPL provider in...
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Why there’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive

A review of the big players was certainly due. New Zealand has one of the most concentrated grocery retailing sectors in...

NZ consumer lobby shames FMCG brands over plastic waste

“Customers are getting increasingly frustrated with all the extra packaging,” said Consumer NZ head of content Caitlin C...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...
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Reckoning day nears for grocery retail duopoly

The final report by the Commerce Commission on its market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector will be published next...

Amazon sues alleged fake review brokers AppSally and Rebatest

The company said in its statement that the two brokers were estimated to have more than 900,000 members willing to write...

Global probe launched into supply-chain cartel conduct

Cartel conduct harms consumers by preventing businesses from providing quality services at better prices.

New World fined after selling contaminated mince

The batch was recalled but non of the customers returned their purchases.

Starbucks faces backlash in China over police incident at store

Chinese consumers and media have become more aggressive about protecting customer rights.

The TV Shop fined for not complying to warranty disclosures

The company sold 18,190 extended warranties to customers for $1,974,723 – but did not properly explain to customers what...

Petrol retailers face new rules for pricing displays

The Commerce Commission requires all petrol stations to display standard prices for all fuels they sell under new regula...
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What global brands need to know about New York’s Fashion Sustainability Act

The law, if it is passed, would impact nearly every international fashion brand, from luxury ones like Gucci, to fast fa...

“It’s disappointing”: Why retailers should do more to tackle modern slavery

Monash University reported last year that more than a third of mandatory modern slavery reports were unsatisfactory. So,...

Nike sues Lululemon over Mirror Home Gym

Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, is seeking triple damages for Lululemon's alleged wilful infringement, and a variety o...