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coronavirus Archives

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NZ empties pockets to fight COVID-19

Fifty billion response and recovery fund at the centrepiece of the NZ Government's budget.
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Retailers reopen with range of safety measures in place

Move to Alert Level 2 allows retailers, cafes and other businesses to trade.
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Ripping up the retail rulebook

Extraordinary changes to how we shop are happening in New Zealand, as COVID-19 restrictions bite.

Pivot to pandemic: how advertisers are using (and abusing) the coronavirus to sell

The days of “what you see is what you get” have passed. It is now time for us to change the way we look at advertising.

Kathmandu completes first stage of capital-raising without Briscoe Group

Outdoor retailer raises $154 million from institutional investors.

Flattening another coronavirus curve: The cash-flow gap

When sales dry up, costs don't tend to follow suit.

Communicate clearly, fear of unknown leads to panic buying, expert says

New research shows Kiwis are still panic buying. This might be why.

5 ways to recover from COVID-19

Discover five simple steps that empower fashion and apparel businesses to prepare for the future.

NZ to close non-essential stores, schools as country goes to COVID-19 alert level 4

Retail NZ says urgent clarity needed on which non-essential stores will be asked to close.

Flatten the curve: The retailers shutting up shop for public safety

With the spread of coronavirus ramping up, some retailers are intentionally ramping down.

NZ Govt announces $12b stimulus to combat expected recession

Finance minister expects virus to impact every part of economy.

Council of Trade Unions encourages Govt to further support displaced workers

CTU advises government on further support options.

No regulations in place to prevent overpricing of products amid coronavirus fears, Trade Me says

Trade Me flouts industry norm, allows price gouging on health products.

A third of Retail NZ members report negative impact from coronavirus

Businesses that source products from mainland China impacted, survey finds.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Coronavirus continues to impact Australian retailers.

Coronavirus to have “significant” effect on economy, daigou trade

Retailers watching consumer confidence closely as virus fears spread.