Mitre 10 has opened its first drive-through centre beside its Dunedin store. The space sells landscaping and garden products and tools, giving customers a more convenient way to drop by the store and pick up big-ticket items.
Key stakeholders and retailers in Dunedin have banded together to form a ‘Heart of The City’ group to get its CBD on the map. The initiative was launched at a meeting last week and is modelled on similar groups operating successfully in Wellington and Queenstown.
The winner of Retail NZ’s Overall Regional Top Shop award for the Lower South Island is Carvin Streetwear, a store from Gore which succeeds in the difficult quest to be all things to all people. The awards were held last night in Dunedin.
An increasing number of shop vacancies are cropping up in Dunedin’s prime George St shopping precinct as national and internationally-branded stores head for the city’s malls and the suburbs. Bayleys researcher Goran Ujdur explains the research behind this trend.