The ‘David Jones effect': How have other retailers benefited?

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  • August 31, 2016
  • Elly Strang
The ‘David Jones effect': How have other retailers benefited?

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.

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New Zealand’s retail appeal: Wittner is the latest arrival

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  • July 18, 2016
  • Will Bowman
New Zealand’s retail appeal: Wittner is the latest arrival

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.

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Kirkcaldie and Stains board confident after lapsed Mercantile offer

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  • June 20, 2016
  • Will Bowman
Kirkcaldie and Stains board confident after lapsed Mercantile offer

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.

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Kirkcaldie & Stains farewells Wellington city

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  • January 15, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Kirkcaldie & Stains farewells Wellington city
Kirkcaldie & Stains in 1982

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.

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David Jones’ big plans for New Zealand

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  • November 27, 2015
  • Elly Strang
David Jones’ big plans for New Zealand

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.

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