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Barkers opens its first experience store

  • News
  • October 19, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Barkers opens its first experience store

Kiwi menswear retailer Barkers has taken a cue from overseas retailers like Bonobos and opened a physical ‘guide shop’ location where shoppers can experience their products before ordering online. The outlet, Good Company, also offers food and beverage opportunities, plus grooming.

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Paul Keane on the Bayfair expansion

  • Opinion
  • October 17, 2017
  • Paul Keane
Paul Keane on the Bayfair expansion

RCG's Paul Keane looks at the $100 million Bayfair expansion project and why it will the help the centre avoid the risk of further erosion and stiff competition.

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Retailers must make sure their products are safe or face consequences

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  • October 16, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Retailers must make sure their products are safe or face consequences

In the wake of a court case that saw dollar store retailer The 123 Mart fined $337,000, resulting ultimately in its liquidation, the Commerce Commission wants to remind retailers that they have a responsibility to make sure the products they sell comply with all relevant safety and consumer information standards.

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Tauranga’s Bayfair Shopping Centre plans a $100 million expansion

  • Property
  • October 13, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Tauranga’s Bayfair Shopping Centre plans a $100 million expansion

Tauranga’s population is booming, and so is its attractiveness as a shopping destination. The Bay of Plenty city’s Bayfair Shopping Centre is investing in this future with a new $100 million expansion which will add around 50 specialty stores; a dining precinct; a new Countdown supermarket and a seven-screen cinema complex.

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Countdown appoints new GM merchandise

  • Who's Where
  • October 12, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Countdown appoints new GM merchandise

Countdown has appointed Scott Davidson to the role of general manager merchandise. Davidson comes from a role as head of produce for Australian company Woolworths, of which Countdown owner Progressive Enterprises is a subsidiary.

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Hannahs and Number One Shoes change hands again

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  • October 12, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Hannahs and Number One Shoes change hands again

Australian automotive parts company Bapcor has signed sale agreements for its New Zealand Footwear division, comprising Kiwi footwear chains Hannahs and Number One Shoes. The sale comes less than a year after Bapcor acquired the chains’ former owner, Hellaby Holdings, for $352 million.

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