Frozen yoghurt chain Yoghurt Story has been fined by the Commerce Commission for making misleading claims about their products. One of these claims included selling ice cream advertised as a healthy frozen yoghurt.
Strengthened Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) laws have been enforced on a number of mobile traders for the first time since they were passed in June 2015. Goodring Company Limited and Betterlife Corporation Limited have been fined $98,000 and $73,500 respectively.
Baby products chain Baby City has had nine charges laid against it under the Fair Trading Act by the Commerce Commission over potentially unsafe cots. If it is found to be guilty of breaching the Act, it can be fined up to $600,000 for each
The owner of fro-yo chain Yoghurt Story has been in court over charges alleging they promoted frozen yoghurt products which didn’t contain yoghurt and made false health claims. This follows the rise and fall in popularity of fro-yo stores across New Zealand, with Yoghurt Story
The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to wholesaler and online retailer Baa Baa Beads after finding its claims that its Baltic amber products delivered health benefits weren’t backed up by credible research. Changes to the Fair Trading Act which came into effect on June
The first of the truck shops slammed last week by the Commerce Commission is in court. A former mobile trader was arrested this morning and appeared in the Auckland District Court for breaches of the Crimes Act and the Fair Trading Act.
The Commerce Commission has spoken out against mobile traders or ‘truck shops’, which it says targets vulnerable consumers with high prices and confusing contracts. All but one of the 32 mobile traders involved in the commission’s year-long investigation have been found to fall short of
SMEs should watch out for a scam by a German company that operates under the name of Corporate Portal New Zealand, the Commerce Commission has warned. The scam gives the impression the business directory is free to sign up to, but instead involves a $1411