Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


The Warehouse - Where Everyone Shares Our Birthday

The Warehouse - where everyone shares our birthday

New Zealand’s biggest retailer celebrates 25 years today

The team at the Auckland Support Office for The Warehouse gathers on the front lawn to celebrate 25 years of bargains at The Warehouse.

Auckland, 20 November 2007 – The Warehouse has celebrated its 25th birthday today by giving all employees the gift of a day off work.

The Warehouse is already well known for its policy of allowing its employees the day off on their own birthday – over the coming year they can also now celebrate the company’s silver anniversary by taking another day off work.

The organisation that is now New Zealand’s biggest retailer opened its doors as a small discount retailer in Wairau Road on Auckland’s North Shore a quarter of a century ago. Back then it quickly established itself as the home of the bargain – and the phrase “where everyone gets a bargain” is now synonymous with The Warehouse brand.

Even on day one, The Warehouse was leading the way with sharp pricing that made the desirable affordable for everyday Kiwis. Opening day bargains on 20 November 1982 included:

Beginners skates $4.99
Soccer ball radio $9.99
Badminton set $8.99
Screwdriver set $3.99
‘Airpot’ thermos $9.99

The Warehouse now has a network of 85 retail sites from Kaitaia in the north to Invercargill in the south. Every week the familiar Warehouse mailer is delivered to more than 1.4 million letter boxes across New Zealand showcasing hundreds of bargains simply cannot be matched by our competitors.

As well as surprising staff with an extra day off, The Warehouse has marked the day with birthday cards for all team members and birthday cakes for every store. At the Auckland support office there was a celebratory reception and all 600 staff gathered on the front lawn for a team photo to mark the event.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>

BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>


BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Housing: More House Price Gains Expected

House price expectations remain high, with a net 56% of respondents expecting house prices will increase. Fears of higher interest rates are fading, consistent with the RBNZ’s signals this year. Affordability and a lack of houses for ... More>>

TDDA: State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Laboratory To Open In Auckland

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory More>>

Network: Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband Into Wellington

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news