Browsing: The Warehouse

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Right message, right time, right person: Dean Cook on 21 years of change in marketing and advertising
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After 21 years at Farmers over two stints, former head of marketing Dean Cook has hung up his purple tool belt, swapping it out for a red one with a move to The Warehouse Group. We sit down with Cook to reflect on the past two decades and how far the marketing and advertising industry has come in terms of in-house agencies, the proliferation of media channels and data. Plus, we hear his thoughts on how local retailers can compete with Amazon.

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Retailers chase the ‘back to school’ dollars
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No doubt to the joy and relief of some parents, the start of the new school year is just on the horizon. So as kids and students start compiling their ‘back to school kits’, some brands are making the most of the country’s stationery and lunchbox fervour.

Opinion
The profitability of purpose
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Last year, New Zealand retail giant The Warehouse announced it would stop selling all R18 games and DVDs. It also announced that it would introduce a living wage for many of its staff. These moves will cost the company money in the short-term. But, as Janisa Parag writes, brands that put people and purpose first outperform those that focus on profit.

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The Warehouse goes long, launches Christmas campaign with kid-filled online video
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The Warehouse Group has been bringing the real world and the online world closer together recently, with its recent rebrand of R&R Sport to the ‘omni-channel’ Torpedo 7, its Click Madness promotion, free wifi in the newly refurbished stores and an app that lets shoppers compare prices. Now it’s launching its Christmas campaign with a five minute online video that puts the decision-making in the hands of the experts: kids.

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Noel Leeming pimps its ride, hits the road to give Kiwis a taste of technology—UPDATED
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The founder of The Warehouse, Sir Stephen Tindall, is putting plenty of energy into philanthropic causes these days. And the chief executive of The Warehouse Group, Mark Powell, has given the brand a boost with the promise of a living wage for some staff and discussions about the size of his own salary. And, as part of the company’s communities and environment strategy, it’s also built a high-tech truck for Noel Leeming that promises to bring the wonders of technology to New Zealand’s most remote and least advantaged communities.

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The Generosity Journal: Steve Kane
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As part of our series dedicated to celebrating good work and inspiring a bit more generosity, Steve Kane, Y&R’s managing director, acknowledges the impact of The Warehouse Challenge.

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The Warehouse Group continues its online push with return of Click Madness
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Back in 2005, Cyber Monday kicked off the US and has become the biggest single online shopping day in the country (and possibly helped reduce the numbers of tramplings, brawls and taserings on Black Friday); in China, Singles Day is now the biggest online shopping day of the year worldwide; and a number of other countries have replicated these events. New Zealand has been a little late to this e-commerce party, but, following on from the success of its inaugural Click Madness event last year, The Warehouse Group is set to kick off another one on Friday 13 June.

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TVCs of the Week: 29 October
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Fresh Up’s all-too-powerful thirst quenching, perception shifting from The Warehouse, more moving personalisation from NZ Police and NZ Golf’s entertaining coattail riding.

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After ringing the changes, The Warehouse challenges the doubters with DDB’s instore experiment
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The Warehouse has transformed its offering in recent times, allocating $430 million over five years to refit its stores, improve the customer experience, increase the number of staff on the floor, stock a better range of products and brands and communicate the offer more effectively with the market. That’s led to nine consecutive quarters of profit growth and an increase in sales to $1.55 billion. But while its regular customers were aware of all the improvements, those who had written it off years ago still had some engrained negative perceptions. So, with the help of DDB, it’s faced up to them with The Warehouse Challenge.