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National Franchises Keen on Kapiti

National Franchises Keen on Kapiti

Kapiti’s retail prospects are incredibly strong with a number of well-known national brands keen to establish themselves in the region, but are struggling to find potential owners to purchase and run local franchises on the Coast.

Brands including the Coffee Club, Hollywood Bakery, New York Deli, Mexicali and Brumbies Bakery are all looking to open in Kapiti, but need to find the right person to buy the local franchise.

Evan Harris, National Retail Manager for Colliers International, says our improving infrastructure and growing population is making Kapiti more attractive to businesses who have held back from opening up in Paraparaumu.

“Kapiti’s demographics are changing. More young families are moving to the Coast - couple this with an established retail centre like Coastlands that’s bucking the declining trend affecting many other shopping malls, it makes us a desirable proposition. The only barriers holding these brands back from Kapiti is finding the right person to purchase the franchise and run the business - often this is because they are too busy running their own businesses across the country.

“Owning a franchise is a great way for people without experience to get into business. They can rely on established systems and guidance from head office to grow the business, with room for them to let their entrepreneurial skills shine,” says Evan Harris.

Jan Forrest, Coastlands Centre Manager, says they’ve been working hard to position Coastlands as a retail destination for the wider Wellington Region, and big brands are taking notice.

“We’ve had Jeanswest and Max Fashions commit to Coastlands, and we regularly talk with other national chains who have Kapiti on their radar. It would be fantastic to connect the right local business people to the right brands to bring new and exciting retail options to Paraparaumu.”

Mike Redman, a business broker at The Professionals Paraparaumu, says franchises offer something different for potential owners.

“You can start earning from day one without all of the groundwork that goes into setting up a completely new business from scratch. Plus there are all of the benefits that come from being part of a national group including established brand awareness, powerful marketing and tried and tested systems and processes. This all translates into a more certain future for the business.”

Interested business owners are encouraged to contact Colliers International, or Coastlands, to register their interest.

Coastlands, a family owned business since 1969 has over 100 local shareholders. Housing over 120 businesses, they help provide over 1,500 local jobs and donate over $100,000 back to the community annually. Coastlands have previously funded several community projects including, The Coastlands Aquatic Centre, The Coastlands Kapiti Sports Turf, and plans to continue heavily investing into the Kapiti Community.


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