The Warehouse group are being applauded by the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) after customers are being welcomed to breastfeed anywhere in the store.
The Warehouse has heard New Zealand shoppers’ cries for more fast fashion, and it’s responded with increased investment. In the first move of its kind, the discount retailer’s new spring-summer 2016 range was launched to media and bloggers with a stylish event at Grey Lynn’s The Vitrine.
New Zealand’s largest retail group is selling off a massive 1.4 hectare site in Newmarket to be part of a mixed-use retail, office and accommodation development. The Warehouse Group (TWG) is looking for a development partner that will help create the site for people to live, shop, work and play at.
It’s been another strong half for The Warehouse Group, which has reported a profit increase of more than 22 percent. Profit for the first half of 2016 is $45.6 million, compared to $37.2 million at the same time last year.
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Earlier this month, Dick Smith shared a moving open letter to customers and suppliers across Australia and New Zealand. The letter described its time in business as “a rare privilege” and acknowledged the loss of trust that accompanied its recent fall from grace. In a recent interview with NZRetail magazine, The Warehouse Group’s former chief executive Mark Powell also spoke of the emotional side of the Dick Smith failure.