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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Business groups unite to push Government for better support measures

“We are seeing business closures, job losses, growing debt and health and wellbeing impacts on business owners, staff an...

New Zealand retailers expect a bad season to get worse

New Zealand’s retail sector is in for a rough few months ahead, with the nation’s average spend trending down month afte...

Vaccine passports are coming to Australia. Here’s what 4 retailers think

Australia is set to become the latest country where people are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter shops, ...

Auckland businesses have lost almost $750m through lockdown restrictions

Since February 2020, retailers in particular have missed out on $320 million.
Countdown supermarkets

​​Countdown waives rent for retail tenants caught in Covid shutdowns

The supermarket chain said it will also continue rent relief for non-essential tenants as needed in Alert Level 3.

Auckland businesses beg government for aid as lockdown continues

After two weeks of Level 4 lockdown, Auckland city centre businesses have lost more than $45 million according to figure...

Supermarkets short on staff as lockdown extended

Countdown reports more than 1000 staff impacted by response to latest Covid outbreak, and it expects that number to rise...

The Trusts West Auckland mandates mask for shoppers

The retail chain has committed to pay frontline staff a 10 per-cent bonus on top of their current wages in recognition o...
Woman shopping in fashion store wearing face mask looking at some clothes

Bricks-and-mortar, online retail grew in May

The result follows a massive jump in yearly sales the month prior, as the industry cycled out the initial impact of the ...

Kathmandu cuts expectations short as Australian lockdowns bite

The group has 40 stores shuttered in NSW and a further 26 closed in Western Australia.

Bunnings Warehouse offers to host vaccination hubs

And, health experts are backing the offer.

What VF Corporation learned about its customers during the pandemic

The North Face is using educational resources to guide the customer journey.

Garment workers ‘owed millions’ in pandemic severance pay

"The long-term problem of repeated severance theft in the garment industry has reached a brutal crescendo during Covid-1...

How Rue Gilt Groupe pivoted from date night to self-care

When Covid hit, the US e-commerce company shifted its focus to creating a ‘shopping escape’ for customers.

‘Home nesting’ spending to keep rising post-pandemic, says McKinsey

With many high-earning employees not expected back in the office full-time, the 'home nesting' that became a feature of ...

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