Following a series of announcements and rumours, talks of another international retailer opening in New Zealand have emerged. UK department store and brand, Debenhams, has been rumoured to be expanding into New Zealand following its planned launch into Australia.
Debenhams will launch into Australia in 2016 through Pepkor, which is part of the international retail giant Steinhoff Group, and owner of Australian department store chain, Harris Scarfe.
The phased entry is the first southern hemisphere location for Debenhams, which already retails in 27 countries across more than 240 stores.
Alongside Debenhams, Zara is also rumoured to be scouting locations in Auckland and Wellington while Canadian retaier, Kit and Ace, is set to launch a pop up store in Auckland’s Britomart late 2016.