E-NEWS


September E-news Read more ›



In this issue:

  1. Food Prices up transactions flat
  2. Nargon is on Facebook
  3. Battle of the Grocers - ITM virtual Rugby
  4. Sellman calls supermarkets "the country's biggest drug dealers"
  5. NZ First wades in on food prices and foreign ownership
  6. Employment law update
  7. Digital safety on-line: a new toolkit for SME's
  8. Single Business Number by 2017
  9. UK: Sainsbury's announces tore to be powered solely by food waste
  10. Fun stuff and answers to three questions


July 2014 Read more ›


  1. Food Prices up transactions flat
  2. Nargon is on Facebook
  3. Battle of the Grocers - ITM virtual Rugby
  4. National Certificate of Retail - Online course
  5. GST back on the Election agenda
  6. Voluntary food labelling is on its way
  7. Promotions struggle to boost sales
  8. UK: World cup exit hits sales
  9. UK: Supermarkets continue charity work



May E news 2014 Read more ›


  1. Food Prices up for April and up for the year
  2. Nargon is on Facebook
  3. Employment Relations Bill could be law before the election
  4. Health and Safety reforms will impose more obligations on everyone
  5. NZ Government drops minimum pricing for alcohol, Scotland struggles.
  6. Local media 'top influence' when picking stores
  7. Korean food sals through the roof as celebrities get on board
  8. Store owners back plastic bag charges


Christmas 2013 Read more ›



March 2013 Read more ›


  • Food prices down again, card spending up
  • Political Profile- Darien Fenton (Labour)
  • NARGON's position on minimum and living wages
  • Minimum wage up again and Starting Out wage passed
  • Government expected to make significant employment law changes
  • Useful guide to the responsible display of "Lads" magazines
  • UK: Mixed signals on plain packaging
  • UK: Horse meat scandal hits supermarket sales


Enews October 2012 Read more ›


  • Food prices fall and card spending also down
  • Political comment: Proposed amendments to the Alcohol Reform Bill
  • Starting Out Wage moves a step closer
  • Lobbying bill well intentioned but fatally flawed
  • Countdown to open pharmacies inside supermarkets.

Enews July 2012 Read more ›


  • Food prices up in June but down for year
  • Political Comment: Peter Dune (United Future)
  • As predicted, employment trial periods are working
  • Welcome changes in employment law
  • UK: The power of social media
  • Uk: Scotland looking to ban free plastic bags

Enews May 2012 Read more ›


  • Food prices dip, card transactions up
  • Political Comment: David Clendon (Greens)
  • Government intensifies anti-tobacco push
  • Welcome changes in employment law
  • The humble pasty proves a simple GST system is important
  • Government launches new support for SMEs