The long-running chief executive of Farmers has quietly left the company. Rod McDermott has been with Farmers for 25 years in total, and as CEO for 10 years, has seen the company make big changes as it adapts to the changing retail landscape.
Farmers’ new apparel range for SS16 demonstrates its gradual shift towards the premium end of the market. It revealed a capsule collection of its instore range for August – October in a spring-themed launch last week, and unveiled several high-end new brands.
For the first time in 10 years, Christchurch grand dame Ballantynes has completely revamped its accessories department. The new concept has pumped up the luxury factor with marble and diamantes, inspired by international design trends. The renovation comes almost exactly one month after the grand
Retail is an art and a science, as many senior industry figures will tell you. Several retailers have lately been taking this concept quite literally – Canadian athleisure giant Kit and Ace increased the appeal of its Kiwi pop-up with local artwork by Nadia Zoricich,
Ebay Australia and department store Myer have joined forces to create a retail experience where shoppers are the star of the show. With the help of a VR headset – aptly dubbed, Shopticles – and a peripheral smartphone app, customers can cruise their own virtual
Department stores have had a hard time in New Zealand over the past few decades, but RCG's executive chairman Paul Keane think that may be about to change.
Days shy of a year since first announcing it would take over Wellington heritage department store Kirkcaldie & Stains, Australian retailer David Jones has announced an opening date for the store.
New Zealand department store Farmers launched its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection on Friday in an Instagram-worthy Grey Lynn location. We spoke with Abby Mattock, advertising and marketing coordinator womenswear and Abe Villanueva, marketing category manager fashion to find out what the collection says about the company’s