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H&J Smith confirm store closures are coming

Two H&J locations to close, as well as Outdoor World in Queenstown.

Woman Shopping In Chancery Square Auckland New Zealand

Retailers reopen with range of safety measures in place

Move to Alert Level 2 allows retailers, cafes and other businesses to trade.

NZ supermarkets lift wages during coronavirus outbreak

Countdown, Foodstuffs offer pay raise to those working through lockdown.

Bargain Chemist to bring store count to 30 by 2021

Discount pharmacy to open six new stores this year.

Pak’nSave Mangere accused of misrepresenting prices

Mystery shoppers were charged different prices than what was advertised.

Kiwis to outspend Aussies this Christmas

Kiwis will spend an average of $226 more than Aussies during Christmas.

Holiday season could see unions target retailers

Industrial relations consultancy expects increased union activity during the Christmas period.

Christchurch foot traffic almost at pre-earthquake levels

CBD sees increasing competition from suburbs.

NZ Post sets Christmas delivery deadlines

NZ Post has set postage deadlines to ensure presents are delivered on time.

Almost all Kiwis use loyalty programs

96 per cent of New Zealanders are in at least one loyalty program, research finds.

Online spending on local retailers up 15 per cent

Overall online spending up 8 per cent to $4.7 billion over the last year.

New Zealand lags in adopting new payment methods: Report

Only 16 per cent of all e-commerce purchases were made with e-wallets in 2018.