Another day, another whiff of rumour that a big-box FMCG retailer is considering launching in New Zealand. Forget Ikea: this time, it’s Costco.
Australian social enterprise company Thankyou is newly launched in New Zealand with a strong narrative of charitable giving and a range of affordably-priced personal care products. But first, it wants customers to literally go above and beyond to promote it.
Thankyou sells personal care products, bottled water, baby care and nappies, but it also sells a compelling narrative of social responsibility. It’s just launched in New Zealand and is set to shake up its competitors in mass-market FMCG.
The end of this month will see Natalie Davis step forward as managing director of Woolworths New Zealand and Countdown.
At the annual Newmarket Business Awards, apparel boutique Superette took home the New Zealand Retailer of the Year award, while the International Retailer of the Year award went to first time entrant Glassons Newmarket. Retailers also crossed over into a few general categories.