Farmers' long-time head of marketing Dean Cook has left to join The Warehouse Group.
Mastercard has appointed Ruth Riviere as its new country manager for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, replacing Peter Chisnall.
The Warehouse Group has appointed Jonathan Waecker to the newly created role of chief marketing officer.
FlexiGroup New Zealand has intensified its focus on customer-centricity in the payments industry by appointing Tim McFarlane to the newly-created role of chief customer officer. The company has a number of retail finance products in its stable, including Q Card, buy-now-pay-later product Oxipay, and the Farmers Card.
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Sir Stephen Tindall, founder of The Warehouse, is taking a year’s leave of absence as the business marks its 35th anniversary.
Contact Energy chief customer officer Vena Crawley has been named as The Warehouse Group's Future Director for the current financial year. The Future Director programme is an initiative aimed at addressing the experience gap faced by skilled younger professionals seeking to become directors of public companies.
Former The Warehouse Group chief executive Mark Powell has joined the Stihl Shop retail network’s board of directors. He is now an independent member on Stihl Shop’s advisory board. Stihl Shops are stockists of Stihl products such as chainsaws, lawn mowers and other power tools.
Cotton On's New Zealand country manager Mark Singleton has passed away. Singleton presided over a period of significant investment in New Zealand, announcing in 2015 that Cotton On intended to boost store numbers by around 50 percent and nearly double its staff.
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.