Category - Speaking up for you

We’re proud to be the voice of retailers and to go in to bat on issues that matter to the sector.

Whether it’s Government ministers, oppositions spokespeople or senior officials from Government agencies we make sure the voice of retail is heard at the highest levels. You may have seen us in the media, our strong presence ensures the public are aware of the issues faced by NZ retailers like you.

Reducing Childhood Obesity Pledge

Retailers support the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. In New Zealand and around the world levels of obesity are increasing and now pose a significant health challenge. The Ministry of Health defines obesity...

Shop Trading Hours

If you want to know how to work out how to pay your staff for National Public Holidays and Regional Anniversary Dates, see our 2023 New Zealand Public Holidays page. Can my shop open on public holidays like ANZAC Day...


A group of Aotearoa New Zealand's biggest retailers have joined forces to take a stand against racism and discrimination in their workplaces. Learn more about the 'NZ Retailers Against Racism Pledge'.

Dairies and Convenience Stores

Local dairies sit at the heart of many communities. Local dairies sit at the heart of many communities, providing convenient shopping options, especially for the less mobile, but also offer an important opportunity for...


Retailers, like all business owners and consumers, have a shared responsibility to reduce their environmental impact and are actively working to address sustainability issues.

Alcohol Regulation

Sensible policies that reduce harm. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 introduced raft of changes relating to the regulation of alcohol in New Zealand. The purpose of the new law is to ensure the safe and...


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