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America sparkles for Michael Hill

Strong US growth offsets a weak Australian trading environment for jewellery chain.

Warehouse issues profit warning

Flat sales and low margins to stifle Warehouse Group profits.

Flying Kiwis boost Flight Centre

Flight Centre NZ lifts annual profit as more Kiwis fly overseas.

Aussie sales decline for Kathmandu

Outdoor retailer reports slowdown in Australian sales growth.

Hallenstein shows growth

Auckland-based retailer reports sales increase on same time last year.

NZ retail sector in doubt

New Zealand shares spiral as investors question health of the retail sector.

Pumpkin Patch counting on Christmas

Unprofitable children's clothing retailer at risk of breaching banking covenants if Christmas sales disappoint.

BurgerFuel doubles first half profit

Fast food chain more than doubles first half earnings boosted by seven new store openings.

Countdown sales fall flat

NZ supermarket chain reports flat comparable sales for quarter.

Pumpkin Patch accounts tagged

Auditors tag unprofitable children's clothing retailer over reliance on bank funding.

Kathmandu boss offloads stock

Kathmandu CEO exits with share sale.

Pumpkin Patch suffers loss

Auckland-based children's clothing chain signals earnings unlikely to improve for another year.

Hallenstein profit tumbles

Hallenstein Glasson shares jump despite profit fall.

Board shake up for Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch looks to revive performance with new blood in boardroom.

NZ retail sales increase

NZ retail sales increase amid upbeat consumer confidence.

Footwear fells NZ operator

NZ company writes off goodwill on its shoe store businesses.

Kathmandu earnings recover

Cold snap boosts sales for outdoor apparel retailer.

Turnaround plan for Postie Plus

Pepkor reveals new direction for NZ fashion chain following acquisition.

Michael Hill gathers pace

Annual sales for Michael Hill rise at fastest pace in three years.

Warehouse snaps up Good Guys sites

Australia's The Good Guys to exit New Zealand.