It’s been just over a month since David Jones opened its doors in Wellington, but what has been the wider effect of its arrival? We checked in with Marketview and Wellington's OurCBD group about whether retail in the surrounding area was given a boost.
The past year has seen a number of international retailers either express interest in or enter New Zealand. As our only significant neighbour, Australia is uniquely positioned to utilise our market, supported by the soon-to-open David Jones store in Wellington.
Mercantile NZ Ltd.’s takeover bid of Kirkcaldie & Stains lapsed last week after shareholders were urged to not sell their holdings by the board of the company. The company is to be dissolved over the course of 2017.
When Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains shuts its brass-handle doors tomorrow, it'll be the end of an era. The store has been an icon in the capital for 152 years. We look at the many stages of its history.
David Jones may very well come to Auckland next, a retail expert says, but its choice of sites won’t necessarily be limited to the downtown CBD. First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson says there are several sites around the city of sails the retailer could set up shop in. We explore David Jones’ plans for its Wellington store and where it could go next.