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.
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.
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.
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.
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.