07 May 2012
Opinion
News in brief, 7 May
Vivienne Long

We all have expectations, whether they be business or personal. A respected and successful client of RCG, Farro, opened in Hamilton at Te Awa, The Base last year. Meantime, the owners also wanted to launch a new brand called Trader Jacks. Considerable time was spent on the branding, retail offering and layout. It was decided that the Hamilton demographic suited the new brand and offering so the Farro store was accordingly rebranded as Trader Jacks. Pretty straightforward.

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30 Apr 2012
Opinion
News in brief, 30 April
Vivienne Long

The recent profit results announced by JB Hi Fi were headlined as “Profit Downturn”. Why is it that a profit of over $100 million can be seen as a downside? Surely investors would be happy to have a profit even though there was a small decline on the previous year’s results. The supporting commentary from JB Hi Fi said that the decline in profit was due to a decline in margins, as the company was heavily discounting to achieve sales.

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23 Apr 2012
Opinion
News in brief, 23 April
Vivienne Long

As a nation, we certainly have some diverse attitudes when it comes to major property issues. The Crafar Farms purchase has drawn widespread comment as to the potential negatives of the deal. The same can be said of the “proposed” convention centre development by Sky City, with the potential trade-off being more pokie machines in the casino. The media have had a field day in considering the negatives of both.

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16 Apr 2012
Opinion
News in brief, 16 April
Vivienne Long

Last week we mentioned the fact that Bunning’s had taken over the Mitre 10 store in Keri Keri, and questioned why or how this could be allowed to happen in a very competitive environment. As expected, Mitre 10 responded and confirmed that the local Mitre 10 member had signed a deal with Bunning’s without Mitre 10 being made aware in advance.

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10 Apr 2012
Opinion
News in brief, 10 April
Vivienne Long

There is so much activity in the marketplace that we could fill the NIB ten times over. Usually we prefer to focus on just a few key issues; however, this week is an exception, so here is a wider overview of activities over the past week and how we see them.

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