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covid-19 Archives

Isolation rules fuelling ‘long Covid’ for businesses

The test, pass, work protocol that should be the rule would keep people freely moving around the country and workplaces ...

Covid restrictions eased – but masks still required in retail stores

Under the orange setting, capacity limits at indoor or outdoor events have been removed, but masks are still required in...

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...

How LifeRAT is giving people with disabilities access to free Covid tests

The online platform was created by a group of businesses and individuals, and they're calling on others to help support ...

Foodstuffs to sell RATs as early as next week – with no markup

“Rapid Antigen Testing is proving a valuable surveillance tool within our co-operatives,” says retailer.

Bali-bound: What the border reopening means for local retailers

While many Balinese businesses will be hoping to see an influx of international tourists, travel experts believe the fiv...

Retailers, academics urge calm as Covid setting turned red

Retail NZ CEO asks people to “shop as normal” during the coming days and weeks.

Employers and governments should have seen this supply crisis coming

Australian Day barbecues are under threat as Omicron infections continue to cripple meat-processing operations.

‘Like a ghost town’: Retailers react to the Omicron wave

The latest twist in the pandemic saga has heaped more stress upon the industry. We asked business owners how it’s differ...

Alert but not alarmed: Retail experts react to Omicron

Will the emergence of a new Covid variant cause a return to international border closures and national lockdowns? Expert...

‘A huge relief’: Retailers react to end of world’s longest lockdown

Retail stores in Melbourne have reopened to the public as the city gradually exits one of the world’s longest lockdowns....

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...

Foodstuffs, The Warehouse join Super Saturday Vaxathon

Tomorrow marks the start of a week-long effort led by the health ministry to deliver 500,000 vaccinations into the arms ...

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...

Dairy owners seek vaccine priority, more police patrols

“The corner dairy is again to the fore as an essential business,” says Sunny Kaushal, chair of the Dairy and Business Ow...

How to handle vaccine mandates in retail: HR experts weigh in

Some businesses are considering a vaccine mandate for workers, but HR experts highlight some considerations.

France rolls out vaccination requirement. Here’s what it means for you

As the Delta strain of Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, some governments are making proof of vaccination o...

What role do retailers have to play in the vaccine rollout?

The Australian government is now working with business leaders to accelerate its vaccine rollout. Here’s how retailers i...

Analysis: Luxury retail in the post-Covid landscape

Covid-19 represents both a threat and an opportunity for international luxury brands trading in APAC. By transforming th...
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Retail news around the globe

Starbucks supports Covid-19 vaccine delivery; H&M opens Arket store in China; Shiseido to offload consumer business; and...