Ballantynes’ enduring love affair

In Christchurch last week, the impact of the earthquake seemed more apparent than ever, and it drew attention to the ability of Christchurch retailers to overcome adversity and continue to perform under very trying circumstances. According to Paul Keane from insight-led property and design company, RCG, Ballantynes, an iconic Christchurch department store, was a real example of this. The company experienced a significant tragedy in 1947 when the Ballantynes fire engulfed the store, with sign

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