The receivers of embattled retailer Pumpkin Patch have announced more of its New Zealand and Australian stores will be shut down. A further 68 stores will be closed, including two earthquake damaged stores in the South Island that won't be reopening.
After the closure of seven stores in New Zealand, Pumpkin Patch’s receivers have announced they’re going to close 27 stores across the Tasman. KordaMentha receivers said the decision to shut down the stores was made to stabilise the wider business and improve the prospects of
Retail had another strong year of growth in 2016, but it wasn't all sunshine and daisies. In this column, McGrathNicol partner Conor McElhinney breaks down the winners and losers of the 2016 year in retail - and has a word of caution for those operating
As Dick Smiths’ stores shut for the final time this month, the brand’s reputation has been left in tatters by bad decision after bad decision. Massey University associate professor of retail management Jonathan Elms discusses where it went wrong and if its new pureplay owner
Dick Smith’s receivers have announced none of the offers to buy the company were adequate, so all of its New Zealand and Australian stores will shut down over the next eight weeks. We asked the experts what the human and economic cost of over 400
Dick Smith continues to dig itself into a very deep hole, with thousands of staff possibly being underpaid and investigations underway. Meanwhile, customers are still seething at the prospect of vouchers and lay-bys not being honoured. We recap the latest in this unfolding saga.
Earlier this month, Dick Smith shared a moving open letter to customers and suppliers across Australia and New Zealand. The letter described its time in business as “a rare privilege” and acknowledged the loss of trust that accompanied its recent fall from grace. In a
Online shopping can take lives - shop lives, that is. The Register deputy editor Elly Strang explains why there's a disconnect between where younger people are spending their money and the consequences of it, as shown by customers being shocked by Wild Pair's closure.