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The Warehouse Group’s Kevin Rowland named COO of eStar

  • Who's Where
  • June 17, 2015
  • Elly Strang
The Warehouse Group’s Kevin Rowland named COO of eStar

Rowland will lead the production team at eStar, developing processes and reporting across the company.

He has an extensive history in retail, with over 35 years experience.

Before he moved to New Zealand in 2006, Rowland was MIS manager for one of the UK’s top four grocery retailers, Safeway Stores.

At The Warehouse Group, he was the business systems manager for Warehouse Stationery from 2007 to 2009.

He then became the systems support and development manager for Warehouse Stationery from 2009 until 2011.

With this role, he was responsible for the support, management and development of The Warehouse Group’s systems.

This included ecommerce, POS and operational business information.

He then went on to become the group business information manager of The Warehouse Group in 2011.

eStar CEO Andrew Buxton says Rowland’s background in operations management and information technology will help eStar reach its next phase of growth.

“Recognised internationally as a business intelligence expert, Kevin’s experience will help ensure eStar continually improves our service to clients, and perfectly positions eStar to deliver large scale ecommerce deployments across Australasia,” Buxton says.

eStar and The Warehouse Group have had staff crossover in the past. Buxton was formerly its CEO of multichannel and the Torpedo7 group.

He left to join eStar in October 2014.

eStar was founded in Christchurch in 1998 and is now one of the ecommerce market leaders in Australasia.

It assists with over $400 million worth of transactions on its clients’ ecommerce platforms.

Its clients include Briscoe Group, Rodd and Gunn and Country Road. 

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Eat my Lunch opens its first physical store

  • News
  • July 23, 2019
  • Courtney Devereux
Eat my Lunch opens its first physical store

The popular buy one give one model of Eat My Lunch has officially opened its first retail store in Auckland’s downtown Britomart. The store maintains its charity initiative, supplying a Kiwi kid lunch with every $14 spent.

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InStyle names All Is For All’s Grace Stratton a ‘Badass Woman’

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  • July 18, 2019
  • The Register team
InStyle names All Is For All’s Grace Stratton a ‘Badass Woman’

Grace Stratton, the 20-year-old founder of specialty ecommerce site All Is For All, has been named one of 50 global Badass Women by US glossy magazine InStyle. The list includes international celebrities like Mindy Kaling and businesspeople like Stitch Fix chief executive Katrina Lake.

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Wellbeing in the workplace: Here's how its affecting your staff, and your bottom line

  • Opinion
  • July 18, 2019
  • Elly Strang
Wellbeing in the workplace: Here's how its affecting your staff, and your bottom line

Idealog editor Elly Strang recently spoke at the Magazine Publishers Association conference about the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, and the key takeaways from Wellness Month. She shares why it shouldn't be thought of as a luxury nice-to-have, like yoga classes, as research is showing it impacts on your bottom line, as well as some tips on how to create change in the workplace.

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  • July 18, 2019
  • Courtney Devereux
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Simon West is the new chief executive of Torpedo7

  • Who's Where
  • July 18, 2019
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Simon West, who has 20 years' experience leading companies like Ezibuy, has been appointed the chief executive of The Warehouse Group's outdoor retailer Torpedo7.

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Bay of Plenty D2C Saltysea opens its first store

  • Design
  • July 17, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
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