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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...

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...

The role of the retailer in a mask mandate

In a mask mandate how much responsibility falls on the retailer?

What retailers need to consider for their lockdown contingency plan

The Party People CEO shares his lockdown contingency plan.
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Countdown defibrillator program delivers early success

Supermarket AEDS have helped saved at least four lives this year.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but they’re finding new ways to co...
Covid-safe Christmas Party

A Covid Christmas party: the planner’s guide

The dos and don’ts of planning a Covid-safe Christmas party for the office.
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Government extends Auckland lockdown by at least a week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended the level 2.5 restrictions Auckland is facing by at least another week after ...
Techsembly founders Ross Knight, Sohail Qureshi and Amy Read.

Startup helps companies launch marketplaces during Covid-19

Techsembly, a Singapore technology startup, is securing clients worldwide after developing a Software-as-a-Service platf...

Extended lockdown could be “final nail in the coffin” for struggling businesses

Many hospitality providers are already operating with reduced profit and increased debt.

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

Until people feel safe shopping, dining and gathering in crowded public places, consumer aversion will remain.

Bike sales in ANZ skyrocket during COVID-19 lockdown

How three ANZ bike brands performed during the pandemic.

How COVID-19 will change consumer behaviour

Beyond the immediate crisis, retailers need to consider how consumer behaviour will change in the future.