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03 November 2020

 
 

Retailers see strong sales in lead-up to Christmas

 
 

Positive news for New Zealand’s retail industry, as the latest Retail NZ Sales Index report shows strong spending through October and total spending since March now slightly running ahead of last year. Retail NZ chief executive, Greg Harford, says that the sector was significantly impacted during the March to May national lockdown, and the second […]

 
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  November 2, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

Hold the line: Loyalty NZ CEO’s advice for retailers

 
 

Loyalty NZ CEO Lizzy Ryley Given all the global chaos and concern about Covid-19, you would be right to think the worst about our economy – and the retail sector especially. Predictions for a GFC-style recession make sense, especially when we all saw the June retail sales figures. The 15% dip represented the biggest drop […]

 
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  November 2, 2020
 
  Lizzy Ryley
 
 
 
 
 
 

An odd-looking bunch: Countdown launches mixed fruit and veg boxes in order to reduce waste

 
 

Countdown is trialing boxes of odd fruit and vegetables as part of the supermarket’s continued effort to reduce food waste, make fruit and veges more affordable for shoppers and support local growers by buying more produce that would typically go to waste. The odd bunch programme was first launched in 2016 with Odd Bunch apples. […]

 
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  November 2, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hemp a potential billion-dollar export, New Zealanders need to grow mainstream acceptance first, says skincare founder

 
 

A new skincare line inspired by a government-funded hemp research project into the restoration of soil in vineyards has launched for the export market. New industry figures show nutraceutical hemp could be worth $2bn industry to New Zealand[1]. Cosmetic brand Hark & Zander was founded after a successful trial into the use of industrial hemp […]

 
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  INDUSTRY INSIGHT
 
  November 2, 2020
 
  The Register
 
 
 
 
 

Prestige Australian makeup brand lands on NZ shores

 
 

Number one Australian prestige makeup brand Napoleon Perdis has made its way to the New Zealand market after partnering with premium department store Smith & Caughey’s. Offering a signature menu of makeover services and a new look counter concept, the brand will be available through the Smith and Caughey’s website, along with the New Market […]

 
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  November 2, 2020
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
   
FROM THE ICG BUSINESS NETWORK
 
 
Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30
 

Kiwi businesswomen shine in Forbes 30 under 30

 
 
 
 
PHD NZ’s new leave policy allows team to travel and reconnect
 

PHD NZ’s new leave policy allows team to travel and reconnect

 
 
 
 
Branding for Good
 

Branding for Good