By Wares April 27, 2018 Industry news

Commerce Commission takes action after warnings; renewal at Rollei and Nintendo; and our take on the "Life of Brian"...

ComCom shows teeth, as warned - The Commerce Commission has just laid nine charges against Noel Leeming for alleged misrepresentations about consumers’ rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act. The charges follow the Commission’s investigation into complaints where Noel Leeming customers allege they were misled about their rights to: seek remedies for faulty goods from Noel Leeming and not the manufacturer; a refund for a faulty product; and to a replacement for a faulty product. The matter will be called in 29 May. Find out more here

Were you part of the Life of Brian? - Last night a select gathering of names in appliance retailing (photos below) met to wish Brian Scott well on his retirement. For many the original face of Miele in New Zealand, back to the Steelfort days, we wish Brian, Vicki and family all the best for the future!

Classic camera brand seeks "instant" uptake - The legendary Rollei name has returned! It's on Kickstarter and, instead of using photo film, this new take on the brand's classic Rolleiflex TLR (left) uses Fujifilm's Instax Mini instant photo system! Find out more here

Nintendo passes the baton - Fresh from its successes with Switch, Nintendo has appointed Shuntaro Furukawa as its new President. He takes over from Tatsumi Kimishima, arguably the architect of the brand's latest successful renewal. Find out more here


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