1 Jun 2017

The death of shopping malls?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 1 June 2017

Hundreds turn out, some before sunrise, for the opening of a new Kmart in Petone this morning. But what will the store opening mean for retail in the area? And what does this mean for smaller retailers? Chris Wilkinson is the managing director of First Retail in Wellington. He is a retail consultant, planner and strategist.

Chris Wilkinson of consultancy, First Retail, says keeping a vibrant town centre is a social and commercial plus.

Chris Wilkinson of consultancy, First Retail, says keeping a vibrant town centre is a social and commercial plus. Photo: Supplied

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