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.
Mitre 10 has appointed a new general manager marketing, Jules Lloyd-Jones, to step into the role in late July this year. She replaces the company’s high-profile industry leader Dave Elliott, who has left Mitre 10 for North America.
The Warehouse Group has appointed Timothy Kasbe as its new chief information and digital officer as part of its new digital strategy.
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Mike Parsell stepped down as chief executive of Kiwi jeweller Michael Hill International in August last year. He’s now joined competing jeweller Secrets as its managing director.
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.
Loyalty New Zealand has announced the role of interim chief executive officer will be taken up by its chief customer officer Dave Mansfield.
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.
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.