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Looking for a summer job in retail? Here are some good tips to keep in mind…

The recruitment process for seasonal summer employees in the retail sector has begun! Working in retail is an ideal job for many university students, travellers, and those wanting a flexible or full-time schedule… Continue reading

Dealing with violent crime

There’s a lot of retail crime about.  It almost seems that there’s a new media story about some violent incident every few days, and we have become so used to non-violent crime that… Continue reading

Cyber crime – one of the most vulnerable areas for Kiwi businesses

Cyber-crime is on the rise in New Zealand, but our businesses don’t seem to be keeping up. To give you an idea of the extent of the threat – 29% of businesses who… Continue reading

Meet Our Newest Adviser: Emily Duncan

Hi, I’m Emily! I have recently joined Retail NZ as an Advisor for the Public Affairs team. I work closely with Retail NZ’s trade groups, in addition to public servants, government officials and… Continue reading


It’s election year, and political parties are jockeying for position in the run up to the General Election on 23 September.  We recently published an Election Statement, calling on political parties to commit… Continue reading

Meet Nigel, Our Partner Relationship Manager

Hello I’m Nigel Pounds, also known as, Poundsey, Pounder, Pounds, Half Pounder, Quarter Pounder to name a few. I’m the new Partner Relationship Manager here at Retail NZ, working closely with our great… Continue reading

Meet Tammy, our Membership & Z Card Administrator

Hi, I’m Tammy, the membership and Z Card administrator here at Retail NZ. When you call us, you may hear my voice at the other end of the line, giving support and assistance… Continue reading

Choosing the best online payment solution for your business

In 2012, $3.7 billion was spent on online shopping in New Zealand, and in 2015 that figure was $4.7 billion. From 2012 to 2016, online payments had grown by a staggering 28%*, and… Continue reading

Working hard on retail crime…

Over the past month, our team has been busy working to support the sector on the big issues facing retailers. Most recently we’ve been working hard on retail crime. We know that retail… Continue reading

To shop or not to shop… the question of Easter Sunday

For as long as I can remember, there have been arguments about whether shops should be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.  In the 1980s, the Government removed almost all restrictions on shop… Continue reading