Category - Media Releases

We speak up for retailers in the news, on a range of key issues affecting the retail sector.

Take a look at how we’re advocating for you below. Click here to see our full archive of media releases.

For media enquires please contact Greg Harford on 027 234 2842 or email [email protected].

Level 4 extension devastating for Auckland retailers

13 September 2021. Retail NZ says that the extension to the Level 4 lockdown in the Auckland region is devastating news for retailers and other businesses trying to survive the COVID-19 outbreak.  “While it is...

Inflation numbers unsurprising

16 July 2021. Retail NZ is not surprised that there has been a substantial 3.3 per cent increase in the Consumer Price Index over the past year, and says retailers are expecting price rises to come over the next few...

Price pressure looming while spending remains strong

1 July 2021. More than two-thirds of Retail NZ members are expecting prices to rise over the next quarter on the back of increased costs, according to Retail NZ’s latest Retail Radar report. “There are significant cost...

Retail wages continue to rise

23 June 2021. The average wage in retail has climbed 6.1 per cent nationally in the last year, and now sits at $25.05 nationally, according to Retail NZ’s latest Wages Guide. “There has been strong movement in average...

Retail sales remain buoyant but pressures remain

2 June 2021. Retail sales remained buoyant through May according to the latest Retail NZ Sales Index, but there continue to be real pressures on retailers. “The Retail NZ Sales Index shows that sales in May were up 37...


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