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Commerce Commission cracks down on retail pricing strategies

  • News
  • May 11, 2017
  • The Register team
Commerce Commission cracks down on retail pricing strategies

The $800,000 fine issued to Bike Barn in February for misleading advertisements apparently hasn’t deterred Kiwi retailers from continuing to sail close to the wind when it comes to dodgy discount sales advertising and price promotions. The situation is so concerning that the Commerce Commission has issued an open letter warning retailers to comply with the law.

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Entries are now open for the 2017 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards

  • TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards
  • May 11, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Entries are now open for the 2017 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards

NZ Marketing magazine/StopPress and the Marketing Association invite marketers from all industries to share the strategy, thinking and results of their marketing initiatives as the call for entries opens for the 2017 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.

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Mergers that didn't work out

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  • May 9, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Mergers that didn't work out

Mergers, they're a seductive solution to outside threats, huge loss and impending bankruptcy. Mergers have been under the spotlight lately in the wake of the failed NZME x Fairfax merger, which was declined by the Commerce Commission last week. Given that research puts the fail rate of mergers and acquisitions every year between 70 and 90 percent, perhaps that's for the best. We look at a selection of other famous merger fails.

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How did that happen? The inflated popularity of air loungers

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  • May 9, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
How did that happen? The inflated popularity of air loungers

You may have spotted one while on holiday last summer. It’s a beautiful day, and some poor soul is standing on the beach wrestling with what looks like a sleeping bag. After many attempts to wave it around and fill it up with air, they give up and grumpily put the plastic tube back in their bag. Why did they bother? We investigated the craze product of the 2016 summer.

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Large commercial retail space up for grabs

  • Property
  • May 9, 2017
  • The Register team
Large commercial retail space up for grabs

One of the largest retail and commercial blocks in Tauranga’s Mt Maunganui has been placed on the market for the first time in almost 40 years. Thames' Mitre 10 is also up for sale.

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Five companies upcycling ocean plastic

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  • May 9, 2017
  • The Register team
Five companies upcycling ocean plastic

According to the World Economic Forum there are over 93 thousand tons of plastic in the ocean. Here are five companies that have designed items made from the upcycling of ocean debris.

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Countdown introduces policy support for transgender staff

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  • May 8, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Countdown introduces policy support for transgender staff

Countdown has recognised the rights of its transgender staff in a new transgender transitioning policy which aims to support them. The policy makes Countdown’s commitment to providing an inclusive environment clear, and offers practical assistance to team members who are transitioning genders.

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Retail spending to slow this year

  • Opinion
  • May 4, 2017
  • Satish Ranchhod
Retail spending to slow this year

2016 was a record year for retail spending in New Zealand, but as we enter 2017, some of the key drivers of activity in the economy have started to shift. Westpac senior economist Satish Ranchhod warns that consumer spending may drop.

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