Black Friday is increasing in popularity within New Zealand, with keen bargain hunters seeking out sales and more retailers offering them than previous years. We look at which retailers are doing it and whether it will take off in the same way as other sales events in New Zealand, such as Boxing Day, have.
David Jones may very well come to Auckland next, a retail expert says, but its choice of sites won’t necessarily be limited to the downtown CBD. First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson says there are several sites around the city of sails the retailer could set up shop in. We explore David Jones’ plans for its Wellington store and where it could go next.
Stampedes. Stabbings. Pepper spray used as a weapon. Children hospitalised after being trampled. Shoppers stepping over people in the throes of a heart attack. Gunfights at dawn in the parking lot. Retailers in the US and UK could be forgiven for a few nerves ahead of Black Friday on November 27.
Around 17 years after it all began, Trade Me is on track to reach its one billionth listing in early December. To celebrate, it's looking back at some of the seriously odd auctions that have taken place in almost a decade of business.