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Department stores Archives

David Jones to close Wellington store, launch online in 2022

David Jones' Australasian operations are undergoing a review by parent company Woolworths Holdings.

Here’s why Boohoo and Asos are acquiring collapsed retail brands

Last week’s news that Boohoo acquired failed department store retailer Debenhams for £55 million was quickly followed by...

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital

Analysts see the retailer’s recent partnership with Catch as a much-needed boost to its digital capabilities.

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

British department store retailer Debenhams is to be liquidated after failing to find a buyer, administrators FRP Adviso...

Harvey Norman profit explodes 160 per cent

New Zealand sales increased 20.4 per cent, excluding the impact of Auckland's lockdown.
Smith and Caugheys Napoleon

Napoleon Perdis makes comeback at Smith & Caughey’s

Australia’s Napoleon Perdis has launched a store-in-store concept at premium Auckland department store Smith & Caughey’s...
man browsing milk at grocery store

Why department stores can’t ignore the lure of grocery

A fresh grocery offer does present some risks for larger retailers, but could the pros outweigh the cons?
The Warehouse Christchurch

The Warehouse reconfirms job cuts in series of staff meetings

The Warehouse has reconfirmed plans to restructure store operations, likely leading to significant staff cuts according ...

Kiwi Property completes $277 million Sylvia Park expansion project

The galleria’s expansion, which spans over 20,000sqm, adds more retail space to the shopping centre, bringing it to a to...
Shore City Takapuna

Shore City secures long-term Farmers renewal, new Whitcoulls

Shore City, the North Shore of Auckland’s original major shopping centre, has secured a 15-year lease renewal from ancho...

H&J Smith announces Dunedin store closures, job cuts

Department store chain to close Dunedin stores on January 30, 2021.

H&J Smith confirm store closures are coming

Two H&J locations to close, as well as Outdoor World in Queenstown.

H&J Smith Group says store closures necessary to secure long-term future

All department stores except the flagship would close or shrink in size under the company's proposal.

David Jones sees “another tough period”: Moir

The convergence of bushfires, coronavirus, and stifled wage growth to impact spending.

Moir to lead David Jones as parent company names new CEO

President of Levi Strauss takes up position leading Woolworths Holdings.