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Vitamix adds new Australasia staff to support impressive regional growth

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  • July 3, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Vitamix adds new Australasia staff to support impressive regional growth

Vitamix blenders are significantly more expensive than most standard blenders. Standard blenders tend to sell for somewhere between $30 and $200 from mainstream retailers like Briscoes, but Vitamix pricing starts at $795 and climbs well into four figures. Far from scaring customers off, however, Vitamix’s market share increased by 35 percent in 2016, and the company has appointed new staff to support its growth.

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Tributes after tragic passing of Farmers chief executive Rod McDermott

  • Who's Where
  • March 28, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Tributes after tragic passing of Farmers chief executive Rod McDermott

The man who guided Farmers through its 100th anniversary, the launch of its phenomenally successful club card network and its new Auckland flagship, among other seismic changes, has been tragically killed in a car accident. Rod McDermott spent 25 years with Farmers and a decade as its CEO before stepping down at the end of 2016.

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Hallenstein Glasson announces its new CEO

  • Who's Where
  • December 13, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Hallenstein Glasson announces its new CEO

Hallenstein Glasson has named its new CEO that will head the business, following long-time CEO Graeme Popplewell's resignation in November. The former president and managing director of Toys 'R Us Japan, Mark Goddard, is taking over the reins of the apparel company.

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Foodstuffs North Island appoints new CFO

  • Who's Where
  • November 29, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Foodstuffs North Island appoints new CFO

Foodstuffs North Island’s new CFO brings a unique perspective to her role – as well as possessing more than 20 years of FMCG finance and leadership experience, Joanna Allan is an engineer.

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Hallenstein Glasson CEO Graeme Popplewell is retiring

  • Who's Where
  • November 11, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Hallenstein Glasson CEO Graeme Popplewell is retiring

After dedicating 45 years of his working life to two of New Zealand's best known retail brands, Hallenstein Glasson CEO Graeme Popplewell is stepping down. Popplewell was appointed managing director of Hallensteins in 2010 and group chief executive in 2011. He will leave the company at the end of this year.

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