Two years until pre-quake profit margins recovered, says Kaikoura retailer

  • News
  • December 8, 2016
  • Caitlin Salter
Two years until pre-quake profit margins recovered, says Kaikoura retailer

Throwing outgoing parcels onto departing helicopters, planes, boats and trucks is the only way for some Kaikoura retailers to stay afloat in the aftermath of November's 7.8 earthquake. We chatted with local company Coastal Sports to get a better idea of what’s happening.

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Keeping your business safe after the earthquake

  • Opinion
  • November 18, 2016
  • Lorraine Nicholson
Keeping your business safe after the earthquake

The 7.8 earthquake which hit New Zealand on Monday has created pressing and immediate issues for many retailers. However, Lorraine Nicholson of First Retail Group wants retailers to also be aware of the messages they’re sending online and in the media, which may have an effect on their businesses further down the track.

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Bivouac finds true north at Northwood

  • Property
  • August 29, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Bivouac finds true north at Northwood

The effects of the Christchurch earthquake are still being felt in retail, even five years after the event. Christchurch-based retailer Bivouac Outdoor has opened a new large-format store in the Northwood Supa Centa in order to service a growing post-quake population in the north of Christchurch.

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Christchurch Airport profits fly high, retail spending up

  • News
  • September 9, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Christchurch Airport profits fly high, retail spending up

Christchurch Airport has experienced a revival five years after the earthquake that wreaked havoc on the region. Profits hit $20.6 million in the 2015 financial year, up 110 percent. Passenger spend rates at the airport have also had a bump and are up 4.2 percent, despite some niggly duty free changes. Retail spending is bound to increase further thanks to the recent addition of a new 6100 square metre retail precinct, which is so far home to a Countdown supermarket.

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