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Bigger is better: Nido doubles in size for retail offering

The biggest retail store in New Zealand, Nido, is now getting even bigger with the opening of its second level.

At a cool 27,000 sqm, the furniture retailer now brings 8,500 product lines to Kiwi’s, as well as a 100+ showrooms displaying large furniture products such as dining and lounge suites and beds. The store is so large it will also have a full size showhome which has built inside on one of the floors.

A new 1200sqm, 340 seat Perch cafe will also open on the new floor – one of the largest cafes in the region.

Vinod Kumar CEO says the opening of the ground level in June, which attracted more than 3,000 visitors per day, had given Kiwis a taste of the Nido vision. 

“On Monday, we will open the highly anticipated second stage of our unique retail concept which will hold our larger furniture items. 

“The first level has more than 100 showrooms which have been created by our team of designers to showcase the latest interior styles from around the world,” says Kumar.

“A full-size showhome has also been built on the first floor and will also be fitted-out to more effectively demonstrate how the products will look inside a home,” he says.

Kumar says customers looking to avoid the crowds are advised to visit the store during weekdays when numbers are noticeably lower than the weekend peaks. 

“We made a conscious decision to open the next level of the store on a weekday to give customers the chance to come in and browse ahead of the busier weekends,” he says.

Kumar says the opening of the second stage of Nido will create 100 new jobs in the retail sector.

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Courtney Devereux is a Communication Consultant at Clear Hayes and freelance business writer.