Workers gathered near Westfield's St Lukes shopping centre in Auckland.
"Whether you're in a store, the support office, or a DC, you're part of a team."
Hardware chain to launch fully transactional site in next 18 months.
Officeworks and Bunnings delivered earnings growth, while Kmart stumbled.
Retail conglomerate cuts its losses.
Customers' ingrained habits spell trouble for new entrants to the market.
Leadership changes made as conglomerate signals major writedowns.