On the western edge of Christchurch, Hornby retains its reputation as a retail fortress. Its shopping centre, The Hub, is getting a $60 million expansion and its former Mitre 10 Mega site has been redeveloped. Hornby is on the up.
Shoppers are willing to spend more when they know the companies they shop with are putting money into their communities, a new survey from shopping centre owner AMP Capital finds.
Last week a few hundred industry heavyweights crowded The Great Room in the Langham to hear from property and retail business experts. Here’s what went down.
Teneile Patea didn’t see herself as management material when she first joined Kmart as a 19-year-old single mum in 2005, but in the last two years, she has progressed from trainee manager, to sales manager, to store manager at the Botany outlet.
Creating a valuable product out of waste material is the aim of Offcut Caps – a uniquely Kiwi business that makes caps from leftover and discarded fabric. The idea for Offcut came when co-founder Adrien Taylor was walking through his father’s Christchurch curtain business and
Countdown is celebrating 20 years of online shopping as it rolls out its next big retail thing, shopping via the refrigerator in a partnership with Samsung.
Foodstuffs North Island has appointed a new general manager merchandise from within the co-operative’s own ranks. David Stewart moves into the role following six years as Foodstuffs North Island chief financial officer.