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Kathmandu becomes Australia and New Zealand’s largest B Corp business

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  • September 11, 2019
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Kathmandu becomes Australia and New Zealand’s largest B Corp business

Listed outdoor goods retailer Kathmandu has secured B Corp accreditation, making it the largest business of its kind to have done so in Australia and New Zealand.

B Corp is an initiative from B Lab, a non-profit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The B Corp assessment process measures a company’s performance in five categories: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment. There are more than 3,000 B Corp companies globally, around 300 of which are located in New Zealand and Australia.

‘The B Corp certification is a milestone achievement for the company and reflects Kathmandu’s exceptional record in sustainability leadership which has been fundamental to our success,” said Kathmandu CEO Xavier Simonet. 

“Sustainability is part of Kathmandu’s DNA  and is integral to our entire operation, from our supply chain, to our materials and products and our operational footprint.”

Kathmandu intends to use its position to encourage other businesses to step up.  B Lab Australia and New Zealand CEO, Andrew Davies, concurs.

“Certification is open to all sizes of business, and we are seeing increasing interest from large corporations across the world, Kathmandu's certification sends an important signal for other big businesses to follow in their lead."

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Enjoy the October / November issue of NZ Retail

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  • October 3, 2019
  • The Register team
Enjoy the October / November issue of NZ Retail

The latest issue of NZ Retail magazine should be in subscribers’ hands now. Themed around celebrations, it includes a bumper 20-page feature sharing the stories of our Gem Retail Hotlist winners.

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“Business as usual” is no longer relevant

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  • October 3, 2019
  • Vanessa Thompson
“Business as usual” is no longer relevant

Is sustainability just another consumer trend? Unravelled Consultants founder and director Vanessa Thompson considers the longevity of this wide-ranging movement.

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Kathmandu will buy Rip Curl for $368 million

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  • October 1, 2019
  • The Register team
Kathmandu will buy Rip Curl for $368 million

Listed Kiwi outdoor goods retailer Kathmandu has agreed to buy Australian surfwear apparel company Rip Curl for $368 million.

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Australian chain General Pants Co. will open two New Zealand stores this month

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  • October 1, 2019
  • The Register team
Australian chain General Pants Co. will open two New Zealand stores this month

Australian multi-brand apparel chain General Pants Co. has confirmed speculation it will soon launch into New Zealand with two stores set to open later this month.

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The retail diary: October / November

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  • October 1, 2019
  • The Register team
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See who was at the Gem Retail Hotlist

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  • September 30, 2019
  • The Register team
See who was at the Gem Retail Hotlist

New Zealand retailers gathered in their hundreds to enjoy the Gem Retail Hotlist in Auckland last week. Scroll through our photogallery to spot your friends, colleagues and competitors.

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