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].

Council hypocrisy in Easter Sunday trading bans

4 April 2021. With more than two-thirds of councils having decided to allow Easter Sunday shopping in their districts over the past couple of years, Retail NZ is calling on councils in the main centres to follow suit...

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Retailers hit by COVID lockdowns

10 March 2021. While average retail spending remained relatively strong in February, a new Retail Radar report by Retail NZ shows that the second lockdown in Auckland from 28 February has significantly impacted by the...

Retail NZ welcomes Alert Level move

5 March 2021. Retail NZ says it’s good news for the retail sector that Auckland is moving back to Alert Level 2 from Sunday morning, and the rest of the country is moving back to Level 1. “Retailers throughout the...

Retail NZ welcomes Government move on card fees

10 December 2020. Retail NZ says it’s great news that the Government is moving ahead with plans to regulate credit and contactless debit card fees. “Retail NZ has been campaigning for increased transparency and...

Retailer confidence falls in August

2 September 2020. The latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report shows that retailer confidence fell significantly on the back of the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland during August. “Retailer confidence has slumped following the...


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