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Retail NZ

Retail NZ Archives

Retailer group warns of rising inflation pressure

Greg Harford says two in three retailers expect the minimum wage increases will have an impact on their businesses.

Retail NZ calls for more targeted government assistance in Covid’s wake

Retailer confidence has slumped since mid-February.
Downtown Christchurch

Retail spending soars 20.7 per cent in October

Retail spending is soaring in New Zealand, but the head of Retail NZ advises caution in the lead-up to Christmas.
Clothing shop

New Zealand retail sales, confidence rebounded after lockdowns eased

New Zealand retail sales recovered during September as restrictions relating to the second wave of Covid-19 were lifted,...

A quarter of NZ retailers ‘on knife edge’ after latest lockdown ‘hammering’

Nearly one in four New Zealand retailers are “on a knife edge” in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdowns according to resear...

Retail card spending continues rebound on loosening restrictions

Card spending increases for fourth consecutive month, says StatsNZ.

Landlords holding out on rent relief for 1 in 5 retailers: Retail NZ

While many landlords have been accommodating, there are those that aren't seeing the larger picture.

Retail NZ petitions Government to let retailers open doors where safe

Not all stores require close quarters, Retail NZ argues.

Minimum wage drives largest labour cost increase in a decade

Cost of labour in retail increased 1.4 per cent in June quarter, Stats NZ says.
Tax blow

Scrapped CGT good for small business: Retail NZ

Prime Minister believes no tax is better than an unfocused one.

Retail falters during first quarter

Unpredictable weather and decreased spending impacted retail sales over the first three months of 2019.

Retail NZ warns against retail scams

Consumers urged to avoid too-good-to-be-true offers.

Over half of retailers met or exceeded Christmas targets

Key quarter delivered for most retailers, report finds.

Retail NZ backs food tampering bill

Proposed penalties could dissuade criminals, says Retail NZ.

Government to ban single-use plastic bags by mid-2019

Industry body welcomes move away from single-use plastic.

GST move welcomed by retail organisation

GST move expected to level the playing field.

New competition law could target supermarket sector

PM to push new law to encourage competition within industries.

Retail NZ challenges council on Easter ruling

Ruling declares retailers must close but exempts Council facilities.

Half of retailers missed sales targets in Q2

More than one third expect to miss next quarter's targets as well.

NZ Government proposes ban on single-use plastic bags

Kiwis are encouraged to provide feedback to the Government.