James Pascoe Group has made a strategic move to replace Whitcoulls’ Queen St store with a Farmers department store. Opinions on whether it’s a good or bad outcome for Auckland CBD’s retail offering are divided: some are heralding it as a step towards an improved fashion offering, while others like High St Unity Books owner Jo McColl are mourning as the last bookshop exits Queen St.
One of New Zealand’s oldest retail chains has soft launched its new online store. It features some of the most popular items from Farmers’ in store range across its home, beauty, toys, children’s, electrical, men’s and women’s departments. It says it will expand its product selection over the coming months.