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].

Mask rules need urgent attention

23 March 2022. Retail NZ has welcomed news that vaccine passes and QR code scanning will no longer be required in cafés and close personal services like hairdressers and beauty services from but says that the Government...

Minimum Wage announcement puts jobs at risk

11 February 2022. The significant increase in the Minimum Wage has been badly received by the retail sector, with 84 per cent of retailers disapproving of the announcement, according to a snap poll of Retail NZ members.

Shop normal as we move to Red tonight

23 January 2022. As New Zealand moves to Red Status tonight, Retail NZ says that the retail sector has been preparing for the arrival of Omicron, but is asking Kiwis to shop normal in the coming days and weeks.


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