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29 June 2021

 
 

New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square to remove plastic produce bags

 
 

Foodstuffs has announced it is in the process of removing single use plastic produce bags from across its supermarkets, just in time for Plastic Free July. This decision builds on other key sustainability initiatives such as Food in the Nude, the removal of plastic checkout bags and microbeads, and its BYO container programme.  Sustainability leadership is one of the four […]

 
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  June 29, 2021
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

ASB Showgrounds goes into liquidation after 160 years

 
 

Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds is now in liquidation due to the cancellation of major events and the subsequent loss of millions of dollars. The Showgrounds had struggled through a year of cancelled events, in which they lost $4 million – but this year’s Level 3 lockdown was the final straw. Chief Executive Mark Frankham says he […]

 
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  June 28, 2021
 
  Mollie Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kiwi shopping habits driven by desire to live more sustainably

 
 

New research shows that 86 percent of Kiwis are prepared to change the retailers they buy from or the products they buy, in order to be more sustainable. The Retail NZ-commissioned Colmar Brunton survey of more than 1,000 respondents showed that Kiwis are changing their shopping habits to make more sustainable choices. “Retailers are ultimately […]

 
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  June 29, 2021
 
  The Register
 
 
 
 
 
 

Countdown opens its greenest store yet

 
 

The brand new Countdown Richmond store is now open with future-focused and planet-friendly features that will be music to the ears of Richmond, Stoke and Nelson locals. The new 3450m2 supermarket has been built with sustainability firmly at the heart of its construction and design. The store will be New Zealand’s very first supermarket to […]

 
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  June 28, 2021
 
  The Register
 
 
 
 
 
FROM THE ICG BUSINESS NETWORK
 
 
Rise Up competition champions female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa
 

Rise Up competition champions female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa

 
 
 
 
A-Malfy Coast meets Oriental Parade with oOh!’s special build
 

A-Malfy Coast meets Oriental Parade with oOh!’s special build

 
 
 
 
Megan Clark Cook of Wunderman Thompson
 

Megan Clark Cook of Wunderman Thompson