23 Mar 2009

Cameron adds Australian retail chain to empire

10:19 pm on 23 March 2009

New Zealand businesswoman Jan Cameron has extended her retail empire, plucking a 402-store chain from the hands of receivers in Australia.

Through her company Retail Adventures, Ms Cameron has bought the Australian Discount Retail Group.

Ms Cameron says the business has a real opportunity to re-establish itself as the leading player in the discount variety sector.

She owns the homeware store Nood in New Zealand and in Canada, and founded outdoor adventure chain Kathmandu.