Menu
Aussie retailer eyes NZ

Aussie retailer eyes NZ

Australian retail group, Leading Edge, is looking to strengthen its foothold in the New Zealand market.

The Leading Edge Group purchased 15 retail stores from Telecom NZ last year and is ready to explore opportunities for further growth.

This week more than 600 Leading Edge Technology Group members and suppliers will arrive in Auckland for a five-day conference aimed at educating retailers through workshops, planning sessions and group discussions.

Divisions represented at the conference include NZ communications, electronics, computers and telecoms.

Leading Edge marketing manager, Craig Kirby, said he would get a feel for how the land lay during the conference.

"There will be quite a few resellers coming along so we'll be putting the feelers out for how to bring in our computer and electronic divisions," he said.

Leading Edge was set up in 1986 as a buying group to help independent retailers achieve a higher level of purchasing power. By 1997 individual groups came together under the Leading Edge Group brand name and today it boasts more than 1300 stores in Australia covering the video, music, books, housewares and jewellery markets. Annual turnover for the Group is more than $1.5 billion.

Established six months ago, Leading Edge Electronics is the company's newest venture and already has more than 60 members. Leading Edge Computers services has over 140 member retail outlets throughout Australasia.

Kirby said the company's first foray into the local market was a success.

"It's now becoming relevant to expand," he said.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.‚Äč

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
Show Comments