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JB Hi-Fi removes NZ Country Manager role

10 July 2015: JB Hi-Fi has just disestablished the role of NZ Country Manager to bring the NZ and Australian territories into line with each other.

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100% McKay’s Electrical under new ownership

30 June 2015: Craig and Trudi Woollam (above) are the new proprietors of Dargaville's iconic 100% McKay’s Electrical store.

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Feedback on our "future of independents" article

30 June 2015: We've had quite a bit of feedback on our article on the future of the independent retailers in our channel.

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Shriro lists on the ASX, survives first week

30 June 2015: Sydney-based consumer products group Shriro Holdings listed its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange a week ago, with a market capitalisation of $95 million at the Offer Price of $1.00 per share.

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June issue front cover adds value, uses "Wares+"

22 June 2015: To add value to Pudney & Lee's June front cover we’ve used Wares+ again.

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Interview: Focusing on keeping it in the family

After almost 30 years, Mark Jones is preparing Applico and Kitchen Things, through JFI, for the next generation. Steve Bohling reports.
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Epson launches EcoTank printers in NZ

15 June 2015: Epson launched its new EcoTank printer range recently. The three new generation models have additional features, better functionality and – the clincher for many – include up to two years’ worth of ink.

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In focus: At your service (but for how long?)

In the last issue we aired the current issues around the state of the independents. This time we’re looking at servicing. Everyone says it remains an important aspect of the channel but still it continues to struggle – is there a light at the end of the tunnel, or is it just getting darker all the time? Jess Brunette reports. 
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The latest movers & shakers in the appliance channel

15 June 2015: Some of the latest movers & shakers in the appliance channel!

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See Wares TV on the 2014 Wares Awards!

12 March 2015: With a retrospective of last year's Wares Awards for your enjoyment, here's a reminder of the date & venue for the 2015 Wares Awards!

Feedback on our "future of independents" article

30 June 2015: We've had quite a bit of feedback on our article on the future of the independent retailers in our channel.

100% McKay’s Electrical under new ownership

30 June 2015: Craig and Trudi Woollam (above) are the new proprietors of Dargaville's iconic 100% McKay’s Electrical store.

Shriro lists on the ASX, survives first week

30 June 2015: Sydney-based consumer products group Shriro Holdings listed its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange a week ago, with a market capitalisation of $95 million at the Offer Price of $1.00 per share.

Who's been spending up in appliances?

15 June 2015: The channel should have had a good last month or so, and across the board to boot, if Paymark and Stats NZ figures are correct.

Lenovo gets into retail in New Zealand

15 June 2015: In early June, Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, announced its entry into the New Zealand consumer market through Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Noel Leeming.

Wares Wally? The lighter side of the appliance industry...

05 May 2015: Where we highlight some of the industry's less serious or formal moments... This month: what's up with Electrolux and Electrolux Small Appliances, DéLonghi and 100% Winloves?

JB Hi-Fi removes NZ Country Manager role

10 July 2015: JB Hi-Fi has just disestablished the role of NZ Country Manager to bring the NZ and Australian territories into line with each other.

June issue front cover adds value, uses "Wares+"

22 June 2015: To add value to Pudney & Lee's June front cover we’ve used Wares+ again.

The latest movers & shakers in the appliance channel

15 June 2015: Some of the latest movers & shakers in the appliance channel!

Breville ups the ante with juicers

05 May 2015: Following on from the very popular TV screening of the hit movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Breville was delighted to have Joe Cross visit New Zealand last month to promote his newly released 2nd movie, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2

June issue front cover adds value, uses "Wares+"

22 June 2015: To add value to Pudney & Lee's June front cover we’ve used Wares+ again.