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H&M opens in Christchurch

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  • September 11, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
H&M opens in Christchurch

The Crossing Christchurch gets yet another international retailer as Swedish fashion house, H&M, opens its first South Island store.

As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M rightfully had over 1,000 shoppers awaiting the opening on Saturday with some even queening outside the night before.

The 2,500 square-metre store spanning low levels includes all the H&M range as well as being the first H&M store in New Zealand to offer the H&M Home concept.

H&M’s Australia and New Zealand Country Manager, Hans Andersson and team cut the ribbon and officially welcomed the first eager shoppers through the door at 10.00am.

 “We are incredibly excited to be able to open the doors to the first H&M store in the South Island and the response from the Christchurch public has been incredible. This is the first H&M store in New Zealand to feature our Home concept and the response to the collection has already been overwhelmingly positive.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers added value through fashion, quality and sustainability at the best price and it is wonderful to see so many happy, enthusiastic customers turn out to help us celebrate,” said Hans. 

H&M’s first New Zealand store was Auckland in 2016, the opening drew in more than shoppers as protestors arrived to fight against ‘fast fashion’ chains like H&M.

As its first South Island store, H&M opens alongside other new international retailers such as Seed Heritage and Country Road. 

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Kiwi retailers cash in on Singles’ Day

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  • November 21, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Kiwi retailers cash in on Singles’ Day

The Chinese holiday Singles’ Day, popularised by Alibaba as the ’11.11 Global Shopping Festival’, is now the biggest sale event in the world. Alibaba reports that US$25.3 billion of gross merchandise volume was settled during the 24 hours of Singles’ Day this year. Not all of that went to Chinese retailers, however – a handful of Kiwis made the most of the opportunity.

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Updated: Noel Leeming launches a dedicated after-purchase services division

  • Technology
  • November 20, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Updated: Noel Leeming launches a dedicated after-purchase services division

The Warehouse Group’s electronics retailer Noel Leeming has been looking at expanding its focus on services this year. Now, it’s launched a dedicated after-purchase services division: MyTechSolution. The change also means that customers will be charged for access to Noel Leeming's helpdesk if the request goes beyond a "quick fix".

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Cameras aren’t just for security anymore

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  • November 20, 2017
Cameras aren’t just for security anymore

In-store video cameras revolutionised loss prevention when they first became available to retailers, but as camera technology continues to evolve, they can now provide a plethora of data that supports better business decisions.

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Sale squared: Onceit talks deep discounts and sale events

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  • November 20, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
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Kiwi high-end clearance ecommerce store Onceit works with more than 400 suppliers from New Zealand’s fashion, beauty and homewares industries to offload excess stock without brand damage. We had a chat with executive director Jay Goodey ahead of its once-yearly sale of sales.

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