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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...

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...

Meta’s Facebook pockets stolen cash in Ads scam, leaving vendors fleeced

In a sophisticated Facebook Ads scam, hackers are taking over legitimate accounts and launching retail campaigns selling...

Moola cartel court ruling a warning to businesses using Google Ads

A High Court ruling in a case involving fast-cash service Moola has significance to all companies using Google Ads to pr...
Countdown supermarkets

New Zealand Food Safety investigating series of recalls across supermarkets

Lead contaminated sugar has been recalled four times in the last two months across both Countdown and Foodstuffs South I...

Australia to regulate crypto and BNPL in payments overhaul

Australia will also broaden its payment laws to cover online transaction providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Aucklanders’ card spending rebounds

Department stores, clothing and furniture sectors have all increased sales by more than 100 per cent compared to the wee...

Retailers warned to ‘keep it real’ when setting sale prices

Pricing is one of the most complained about areas, amounting to more than 15 per cent of Fair Trading complaints the Com...

Government to regulate Chinese medicines

The Chinese Medicine Council will roll out the qualifications and competency standards required for practitioners of Chi...

Dairy owners group dubs 90 per cent double-vax target ‘torture’

“People I know are in tears. The mental toll is crippling and I am afraid people will die."
Supermarket shopper

Consumer NZ, grocery suppliers call for action on grocery duopoly

Both organisations demand changes to the rules governing supermarkets in the country, resulting in the industry giants h...

Dairies call for grocery duopoly’s wholesale, retail arms to be split

The nation’s dairy owners have urged the Commerce Commission to “think small”, arguing that their 4000-strong nationwide...

Liquor store chain operator loses licence after exploiting workers

Nekita has been fined $125,000 in penalties for operating a dual payroll system to avoid paying staff.