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Retailers likely to be banned from selling products containing plastic microbeads

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  • January 17, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Retailers likely to be banned from selling products containing plastic microbeads

It’s probable that by July 2018, retailers will no longer be able to sell personal care products containing plastic microbeads due to environmental concerns. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced this week that a ban on the sale and manufacture of these products is on the cards, commenting that he was disappointed to see “dozens and dozens” of microbead-containing products during a recent trip to the supermarket.

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Why no sign is a sign of no business

  • In association with NZ Sign Group
  • January 17, 2017
  • The Register team
Why no sign is a sign of no business

Retailers are increasingly focusing their marketing efforts on digital, but this runs the risk of neglecting the basics, such as store signage. NZ Sign Group member and proprietor at Sign On, Bevan Weal, discusses the importance of signs for a retail business.

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2016 in retail: Best PR stunt, and best brand mascot

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  • January 13, 2017
  • Elly Strang
2016 in retail: Best PR stunt, and best brand mascot

We love a good brand mascot at The Register - the more surreal, the better. As part of a retrospective series on retail wins and losses of 2016, Elly Strang has crowned the mascot of the year, and also recognised the best PR stunt.

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Kmart rolls out New Zealand ecommerce website - with a catch

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  • January 11, 2017
  • Elly Strang
Kmart rolls out New Zealand ecommerce website - with a catch

It looks like dangerous times ahead for fans of discount retailer Kmart: its New Zealand website has finally stepped into the ecommerce space and updated its site to feature its most popular products. For now, you can only peruse the products without buying them, with the ability to buy online coming in the next couple of months.

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