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2015 Wares Awards date & venue confirmed!

23 February 2015: The date & venue for the 2015 Wares Awards have just been confirmed!

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Changes at the top for Canon in New Zealand

18 February 2015: Kim Conner (above) has been named Canon NZ's new Managing Director, thus becoming the first female Managing Director for the Canon Oceania Region.

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Industry: 2015 The truth is out there!

What does the coming year hold for retailers and suppliers? What does the big picture look like? Steve Bohling reports.
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Are NZ results dragging the Australasian chain?

17 February 2015: Neither JB Hi-Fi nor Dick Smith's New Zealand arms had a happy first half to their 2015 financial years.

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Rolling back the years: February 1995 to 2005

What was happening in the appliance channel, as seen through Wares magazine, 10, 15 and 20 years ago? Merv Robertson reports.
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Juicers – the sequel! Breville aims to maximise Joe Cross visit

17 February 2015: Look out for Breville's plans to maximise Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead juicer star Joe Cross' visit to NZ In April.

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Movers & shakers at Fujitsu General

17 February 2015: Changes are afoot at the top of Fujitsu General in New Zealand.

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Viva Las Vegas? Hot show, hot wheels…

This year’s International CES in Vegas drew interest from some unexpected industries. The Wares team reports.
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BISSELL changes NZ distribution

17 February 2015: Towards the end of January, BISSELL announced a change of distribution for the New Zealand market, to take effect from April.

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Noel Leeming makes Windy City CBD debut

17 February 2015: Noel Leeming's brand new, new format Featherston Street store had its official opening earlier this month. 

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Samsung: Our TVs are not eavesdropping

12 February 2015: Samsung has responded officially to reports that its smart TVs have been eavesdropping on customers.

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January: Appliance & whiteware spending +7.4%

05 February 2015: Overall, retailing in New Zealand made a strong start to the year. How did the appliance channel fare?

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2014 Wares Awards - all the results!

14 November 2014: Thank you to all our guests, sponsors and the Wares team for the successs of last night's Wares Awards. 

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Juicers – the sequel! Breville aims to maximise Joe Cross visit

17 February 2015: Look out for Breville's plans to maximise Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead juicer star Joe Cross' visit to NZ In April.

Movers & shakers at Fujitsu General

17 February 2015: Changes are afoot at the top of Fujitsu General in New Zealand.

Samsung: Our TVs are not eavesdropping

12 February 2015: Samsung has responded officially to reports that its smart TVs have been eavesdropping on customers.

Join us in looking back to look forward

15 December 2014: The latest instalments in our retrospective series "Rolling back the Years" and "Where are they now?" have been uploaded!

Dick Smith closer to omni-channel with Trade Me store

10 December 2014: Dick Smith has just launched a Trade Me store seeking to further develop its omni-channel strategy, not to mention capitalise on the competition's absence.

Darryl Rochester joins the Board at BDT

15 December 2014: Darryl Rochester has been confirmed as the new Executive General Manager of Black Diamond Technologies (BDT), joining the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

BISSELL changes NZ distribution

17 February 2015: Towards the end of January, BISSELL announced a change of distribution for the New Zealand market, to take effect from April.

Noel Leeming makes Windy City CBD debut

17 February 2015: Noel Leeming's brand new, new format Featherston Street store had its official opening earlier this month. 

January: Appliance & whiteware spending +7.4%

05 February 2015: Overall, retailing in New Zealand made a strong start to the year. How did the appliance channel fare?

Kiwis want a sunny, insulated, efficient (but not green) home

15 December 2014: 90%+ of Kiwis want a sunny, warm and energy efficient home but only half want to build with sustainable materials, says a new survey.

Design Lab winner makes food shopping an "experience"

09 December 2014: An "educational grocery shopping experience inspired by nature” is the top concept in this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition. See all the winners' videos!