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NZ consumer sentiment stable

The majority (56%) of New Zealanders feel optimistic about job opportunities and their personal finances, according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen.

Demand for natural baby products

The Baby Show is coming to Auckland again and will be held at the ASB Showgrounds from 22 to 24 August 2014. Organised by North Port Events, the show features the latest baby products to support health and wellbeing.

Griffin’s sold for big bikkies

In a statement issued this week, Griffin’s Foods Limited said it “is pleased to announce the sale of the company from funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to Universal Robina Corporation (URC) for NZ$700 million subject to Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval.”

CHEP celebrates 40 years

CHEP offers managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions to companies across the globe. With a pool of over 300 million pallets and containers worldwide, CHEP has more than 7,500 employees and operates in 49 countries.

Personal apology from Countdown managers

Countdown is investigating staff said to have racially profiled a pregnant shopper in Hamilton because she is Maori. Rikki Cooper told the company she was embarrassed after being publicly accused of shoplifting in its Dinsdale supermarket last week.

Growing through the roof

A Whole Foods Market store in New York has added a large climate-controlled farm on its roof, courtesy of local provider Gotham Greens. The hydroponic greenhouse needs no soil to grow high-quality vegetables year-round.

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