Z Energy and Fly Buys announced last week that they will soon be offering direct fuel discounts through a new promotion, ‘Fly Buys Pumped’. The promotion will offer instant fuel discounts on selected days, eliminating the need for increasingly unpopular supermarket receipts.
While New Zealanders are up in arms about Wicked Campers' offensive vans, Z Energy might be the first to rise up and take action. Wicked Campers have received a lot of press for the vans, which are covered in what people consider to be offensive phrases.
Z’s head of retail on sustainability, the rise of self-service stations and what makes great customer service
With the changes going on over at fuel retailer Z Energy, we decided to have a chat to its head of retail, Mark Forsyth. He talks sustainability, how big the market is for self-service and what a service station of the future might look like.
Around four years after revamping its brand, Z Energy is launching the "biggest refresh of the brand since it was re-launched in 2012”. PLUS: we question whether Z Energy's sustainability push is another example of corporate greenwashing.
At the Kiwicon security conference in December, two researchers demonstrated how members of the public can create barcodes which mimic those developed by Countdown for Z Energy fuel stations, giving them access to fuel discounts of up to 40 percent. We asked the researchers, who’ve kept their identities secret, whether other retailers are vulnerable to the same trick.