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Scam pages impersonating Kiwi retailers spread online

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  • September 8, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Scam pages impersonating Kiwi retailers spread online

An influx of pages pretending to be New Zealand retailers or shopping centres have popped up on Facebook trying to lure people into entering fake competitions. Westfield, Bunnings and Noel Leeming have all been affected by the impostor pages and have had to issue caution notices to customers.

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Plastic bag recycling brings more good into the community

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  • August 13, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Plastic bag recycling brings more good into the community

The Packaging Forum has announced Abilities Group will the ones servicing new plastic bag recycling bins in retail stores. The recycling initiative was announced last month and will be rolled out to selected New World, Pak’n Save and The Warehouse stores. Abilities provides meaningful work for those with disabilities that might struggle to find it otherwise.

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When good pies go bad: How Kiwi companies ruined a culinary icon

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  • July 22, 2015
  • StopPress Team
When good pies go bad: How Kiwi companies ruined a culinary icon

Last week, radio personalities PJ Harding and Jase Hawkins introduced the world to a culinary abomination called Sushiwi, a disturbing conflation of a pie with a sushi roll. The radio jocks developed this Kiwi rendition of the Japanese classic as part of an integrated campaign for sushi chain St Pierre's.

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Ipsos names NZ’s most influential companies: Trade Me, The Warehouse, Briscoes among the victorious

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  • May 19, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Ipsos names NZ’s most influential companies: Trade Me, The Warehouse, Briscoes among the victorious
The 100 brands included in the survey.

Research company Ipsos has found out the companies that are the country’s top movers and shakers. New Zealand brands had a strong showing and intermingled with international heavyweights - Google, Facebook and Kiwi-born Trade Me made up the overall top three. The top three influential retailers are Trade Me, The Warehouse and Briscoes.

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First Union to target retailers next over zero hour contracts

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  • May 4, 2015
  • The Register team
First Union to target retailers next over zero hour contracts
A previous strike at Bunnings Warehouse.

First Union has warned that retailers exploiting their employees by offering insecure and unpredictable hours will come under union scrutiny, following Unite Union’s win over zero hours contracts at McDonald’s and other major fast food retailers.

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