Foodstuffs continues to grow the footprint of its Four Square banner, opening a new 250 square metre store in Taranaki’s Fitzroy.
Woolworths New Zealand’s rebranding of its SuperValue franchise stores continues, with Auckland’s Papakura the latest location to change to FreshChoice.
Suppliers are divided over the risks and opportunities of the proposed Foodstuffs merger, with smaller manufacturers fearing they have more to lose.
Foodstuffs North Island has opened a new Four Square in Britomart – the first presence for the brand in downtown Auckland.
Increasing costs and election uncertainty impacted retailers in the quarter ended 30 September 2023, according to the latest research from RetailNZ.
Foodstuffs North Island has today opened a new Four Square Mount Maunganui.
A new Asian supermarket and a handful of quick service brands are heading to a retail development in Auckland’s Westgate, where US retail giant Costco opened its first New Zealand store.
A new 432 square metre Four Square has opened in the South Taranaki town of Waverley.
Woolworths New Zealand’s newest wholesale agreement will see it supply groceries to National Retail Group’s KwikMart membership group.
A Mataura resident was the winner of a South Island giveaway earlier this month, receiving $9,999 worth of Four Square gift cards in celebration of the supermarket brand’s 99th birthday.
Businesses in New Zealand will save an estimated $105m each year by a reduction in fees to accept Mastercard and Visa payments, according to the Commerce Commission.
MetroMart is the latest retail brand to sign a wholesale agreement with grocery company Woolworths New Zealand.
A new $2.5m Four Square has officially opened its doors today in Auckland’s Onehunga, owned and operated by local business-woman Alex Gage-Brown.
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Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford is leaving the organisation at the end of July.
A mixed bag of performance across the sector illustrates a challenging start to the year for retailers, according to Retail NZ’s latest Retail Radar report.
The New Zealand managing director Dan of The Griffin’s Food Company, Dan Gilbert, is finishing up with the snacking business after three years at the helm.
The company is the latest food and drink manufacturer to close due to input inflation and shrinking margins.
Co-owner Darren Guo has overhauled the Auckland organics retailer and is now looking for external capital to fund an ambitious five-year growth plan.
“While our expansion plans were put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now resuming our growth plans as we emerge from the pandemic,” says Circle K NZ boss Iqubal Basra.
Foodstuffs North Island recognised three winners at its annual Four Square Conference in Tauranga, doling out what are called The Charlies Awards, named after the face of the brand.
A Bill making targeted changes to the licensing process in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has been introduced to the House this week.
The company formerly known as Berkano Foods also picks up new national foodservice contracts for its alt-meat products.
Auckland’s New World Green Bay has re-opened following an 11-month $8m rebuild.
Foodstuffs North Island has opened a new Four Square in Auckland’s Remuera – the seventh new store development for the North Island co-op since July.
Four Square Wainui Road has re-opened its doors in Gisborne following a $4.25m renovation.
Alcohol retailers face tougher rules under proposed government reforms that Justice Minister Kiri Allan says will remove the ability of alcohol companies and supermarkets to appeal local policies.
Retail NZ wants the government to abandon the “deeply flawed” Fair Pay Agreements Bill, which has been reported back to the House of Representatives from Select Committee.
According to new data from online food delivery platform Menulog, orders in Invercargill increased by 141% since June last year, with a noticeable spike in demand for convenience items.
Retail NZ has welcomed the return of international cruise ships to New Zealand for the first time since Covid-19.
Gluten Free Holdings is recalling a specific batch of its Pavillion brand 2 Beef & Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
A new Four Square has opened in Auckland’s St Heliers.
Pak’nSave Blenheim has sent some team members to the Four Square in Havelock, to save it from temporarily closing after Covid-19 hit its staff.
Entrepreneur and founder of Eat My Lunch and AF Drinks, Lisa King, is opening New Zealand’s first-ever alcohol-free bottle shop in Central Auckland.
The average hourly retail wage has risen 6.4% to $26.65, according to the 2022 Retail New Zealand Wages Guide.
The world-famous doughnut brand shows signs of recovery in NZ after being pummelled by the pandemic.
The volume of retail sales was flat in the March 2022 quarter, following a strong increase in the December 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
Australian fuel retailer Ampol’s circa $2bn acquisition of Z Energy last week created the number one trans-Tasman fuel and convenience player, according to the company.
The Retail Payment System Bill has passed its third reading, regulating merchant service fees, and reducing a major overhead for small business, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said.
The High Court has issued final orders approving the scheme of arrangement governing Australian fuel retailer Ampol’s $2bn purchase of Z Energy.
The Overseas Investment Office has granted Australian fuel retailer Ampol permission to proceed with its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.
Dole has delayed a full introduction of its new sweetio banana variety, while GM Steve Barton is looking to pass on baton.
Uber expands its last-mile grocery delivery play by adding BP’s 200-strong network to its NZ footprint.
Australian fuel retailer Ampol has been cleared by the Commerce Commission for its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.
The number of orders from convenience stores such as Night ‘n Day increased by almost 420% since April last year on Menulog’s platform.
GM Matt Williams says the company is eyeing a fundraise to fuel expansion and help satisfy the double-digit sales growth of its premium bars.
The boutique gelato business has secured shelf space in two of the country’s leading premium retailers.
But a new factory boosts production five-fold, supporting plans to expand into more supermarkets.
Z Energy has seen record interim food and beverage sales at its Z Espress stations.
Covid supercharges growth for food delivery service Delivereasy and meal kit company Woop, with little sign of it slowing.
Australian petrol company Ampol has applied for Commerce Commission approval for its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.
Z Energy’s portfolio of 481 New Zealand petrol stations is set to go into new ownership after a $2bn takeover offer from Australian petrol company was recommended by its board of directors.
Franchising drive aims to convert 2% of NZ’s 5,000 convenience stores to Circle K banner.
Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.
The Motor Trade Association has expressed its frustration at a rule change made by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment that prevents service stations selling hot drinks and bakery food.
The Dairy and Business Owners Group is calling for enhanced police support and Covid-19 vaccination prioritisation for essential workers at the country’s convenience retailers.
The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores has appointed two new members.