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.
Spending power has improved for the Kiwi consumer over the past year with interest rates at record low levels. Business commentator Warren Head picks apart the factors affecting retail shoppers, and takes a look at how Briscoe Group has remained so competitive.