Chris Wilkinson

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Chris Wilkinson said : “I think the Golden Mile has evolved in the last decade, it is predominantly a local service and visitor service destination now,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “With seemingly no end to the increasing cyber threat to the public sector, adding Telos solutions to DLT’s technology portfolio gives government and education organizations, and our channel partners, solutions that reduce risk, satisfy critical compliance requirements and improve the government’s ability to protect our nation’s technology infrastructures,” External link

4-traders Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : ”It is also about the wow factor. You can spend a huge amount of money on local advertising but doing these kinds of specials creates consumer conversations. It’s something people don’t expect to see,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We've got a natural resilience built into our economy and we're an optimistic city" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The reason why Foodstuffs are likely to be selling now is the fact that the Warehouse has bounced back from where it was [financially]," "They will be mindful that the Warehouse continues to face challenges across many of their categories" External link

nzherald Friday, May 21, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “What we saw in 2020 is, in many cases, people who had never shopped online before were forced online through groceries,” “They became familiar with the platform, and they have, in many cases, stayed loyal to the businesses they discovered online after lockdown ended” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's not something he would ever have done had he been in a right and fit state of mind" External link

andoveradvertiser Monday, February 8, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's not something he would ever have done had he been in a right and fit state of mind" External link

andoveradvertiser Friday, January 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It was a great opportunity to get up there and get some magical shots" External link

nottinghampost Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Jill was an example to us all, a real public servant who took pride in her birthplace and put her heart and soul into serving that community. "She was dedicated, hardworking and a joy to be around. Jill’s 30 years as a town councillor have left a lasting legacy from the town guide to the Christmas markets and reindeer parade and most of all our memories of a lovely lady who was a true friend and supportive colleague. Jill will be greatly missed by her family and many friends” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "This reflects where a lot of retailers are sitting at the moment, particularly the larger retailers; they have all benefited from strong consumer confidence and that has translated into sales and [increased] profitability," External link

nzherald Friday, January 8, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We’ve had such a good run. Christmas Eve was strong and Boxing Day has started off very strong,” External link

Stuff Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : ''He's been working at this for a couple of decades,'' External link

Stuff Saturday, December 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "As the public sector continues its digital transformation to modernize aging systems and infrastructure, new network security considerations and risks are introduced," External link

businesswire Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We need to be delivering new shopping experiences for people, especially during these key times,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The reality is that through Covid, many consumers were forced online, and they have now got past that initial barrier that may have been there, their trepidation or concern, and now they have a degree of comfort with the process,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It was a very close call and scared the life out of me," External link

hulldailymail Monday, November 9, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The addition of this contract vehicle to DLT's portfolio increases our channel partners' ability to supply the U.S. Army and other federal agencies with the solutions they need to enable their technology modernization roadmaps and build out their enterprises," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “A lot of people coming in this year that are new to growing at home or have been inspired through lockdown by home improvement shows and want to create the same looks themselves,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “If you look at the United Kingdom, the large shopping centres were built around transport interchanges. This is one of the first that we have seen in New Zealand with that long-term view, recognising that to get a shopping centre of scale, connectivity is everything,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Sylvia Park is becoming almost a town centre in its own right,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “This is on the scale of shopping centres that we have seen overseas,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : “It’s a very uncertain time,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : “It’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain vibrancy,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The stores have always been more adjunct to the main business," "I think the writing has been on the wall for some time" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We are seeing a lot more of these collaborative solutions going on which is much better for them (retailers) than just a flat ‘no’ or an evasion of a response,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “I think it’s fair and this is the solution for a lot of the businesses that we’ve been working with, and the property owners that we’ve been working with, and it really just reflects this shared response,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “But probably one of the biggest aspects is that we have had extraordinary demand in some of these categories post-Covid,” “The demand has taken the market by surprise in many cases. These orders are made well ahead of time, and we are not the only country facing this greater demand either” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Adding SteelCloud and ConfigOS to our cybersecurity portfolio broadens DLT's channel partner and government customer access to leading security compliance automation software," External link

prnewswire Friday, July 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The markets are pretty similar in terms of consumer behaviour and taste. There is a huge synergy between the countries,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There are currently no immediate issues around the paramedic care on attendance" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The other mainstay, apparel, has been impacted by online and dominant fashion-fashion brands, such as Cotton On and Postie, which have strong value propositions and representation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The other mainstay, apparel, has been impacted by online and dominant fashion-fashion brands, such as Cotton On and Postie, which have strong value propositions and representation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Michael Hill ) : “We have seen this happening with retailers like Michael Hill. They closed Johnsonville in deference to Porirua and closed Upper Hutt to focus on the Lower Hutt store,” “Businesses are rationalising their representation and then concentrating customers into areas where they know they can create regional appeal,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's pretty damn amazing, that's the best way to describe it," External link

Stuff Monday, June 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's likelihood we will see more dark stores happen," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Everyone is thinking about resilience right now. It doesn't take much to lose goodwill," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Things are playing out as we expected. Since level 2 started we've seen purposeful shopping, people getting the necessities. Getting haircuts, food, buying for their homes and gardens rather than shopping to treat themselves," External link

Stuff Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They've been busy evolving their model into a contemporary shopping experience ... so they had greater appeal to more aspirational consumers, and because they've moved into parts of the North Island there's a lot of growth," External link

Stuff Friday, May 15, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The malls will be a challenging environment going forward as there will be trepidation over areas where different people can congregate, there will be general caution,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Any retail sector where there is a high degree of discretionary spending, spending that can be parked, is susceptible to cuts at the moment,” “Over the last four years, globally retailers like Farmers and these big box stores, have been looking at their head office and the costs of these operations and right-sizing them” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Managing and securing applications has never been more critical for government agencies and educational institutions," External link

4-traders Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Managing and securing applications has never been more critical for government agencies and educational institutions," External link

prnewswire Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We have the likes of the Burger Wisconsins, Burger Fuel, Hell Pizza and a lot of these home grown challenger brands sit alongside the likes of Carles Jr and the strength of McDonalds and KFC," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Any business that was struggling or in subsistence mode beforehand is unlikely to weather this," External link

Stuff Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Any business that was struggling or in subsistence mode beforehand is unlikely to weather this," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "One of the challenges is that there is a global demand for some of these products at a time when a lot of the supply chains have disappeared. Companies just can't get access to some products quickly," "There has also been a prioritisation of some of the freight routes for emergency items" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Providing Oracle Cloud services and hardware products through DLT's GSA IT Schedule 70 contract streamlines the procurement process by increasing cost efficiencies and reducing time to acquire," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Providing Oracle Cloud services and hardware products through DLT's GSA IT Schedule 70 contract streamlines the procurement process by increasing cost efficiencies and reducing time to acquire," External link

4-traders Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "We may see it in metro stores where people aren't buying as much produce," "The technology is out there, and it's not hard to scale up. The supermarkets here will want a first-mover advantage," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then, by rights, Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," "This creates an unfair playing field for other businesses who are all trying to do the right thing" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then by rights Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then by rights Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Their American parent companies will be looking for a uniform strategy across the globe and will be driven by their more intense risk aversion because of the litigious nature of the market they come from," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Allbirds is a company that has a strong social founding and are in a niche that no body is touching them on so they can afford to do this quite easily," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The Smarsh Federal Archive solution can help federal agencies modernize, strengthen and streamline their processes for managing mobile messaging risks and record retention,” External link

businesswire Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

4-traders Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "DLT is focused on continually growing our portfolio in support of the U.S. public sector as it modernizes its IT infrastructure, applications and security posture," External link

prnewswire Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I am delighted with the pictures. When the drone went up it was pure white. " External link

nottinghampost Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's quite an interesting strategy that these kinds of companies use," "We know that brands like In-N-Out and Shake Shack are hugely aspirational in their markets, and [pop-ups] are a way of keeping the brand on radar with people and maintaining relevance in a market before they make the move" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's quite an interesting strategy that these kinds of companies use," "We know that brands like In-N-Out and Shake Shack are hugely aspirational in their markets, and [pop-ups] are a way of keeping the brand on radar with people and maintaining relevance in a market before they make the move" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson wrote : "And there was I thinking the world is going mad and then I see this. " External link

edp24 Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "be prepared to be caught, prosecuted and trespassed" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Have a look online to see which stores have the products you want, which will help save time and frustration, by mapping your most efficient shopping journey," External link

nzherald Monday, December 16, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Basing themselves in Asia, the siblings realised they needed to be global from the outset," External link

bbc Monday, December 16, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Texas Department ) : "With the addition of this TX-DIR contract to DLT's SLED contract portfolio, we are able to deliver increased value to state, local and education agencies and institutions in Texas ," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Texas Department ) : "With the addition of this TX-DIR contract to DLT's SLED contract portfolio, we are able to deliver increased value to state, local and education agencies and institutions in Texas ," External link

prnewswire Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "People who are going up to the [Pacific] Islands want to get [alcohol] because they know it's going to be expensive wherever they're going to stay. They want to get a couple of bottles to have in the room. That's typical," "People's moods and barriers change when they get through security and the compelling merchandising and luxurious products help 'rationalise' those purchases," External link

Stuff Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There are some deals [to be had], but there are a multiplicity of deals in this space. If you're with Vodafone then you get this [streaming service] for free, or you get something else that you pay a bit extra for, it's quite a complex market. Unless it is something unique [it will be hard to crack]," "The difference with Amazon Prime is it is their own product - it's completely different" External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson claimed ( about Robert Wilkinson ) : "My two brothers and I had arranged a get together for lunch only to be turned away. They informed us that their insurance did not cover mobility scooters in their premises," "My brother Robert is unable to talk or walk due to being in the advanced stages of both motor neurone disease and multiple-sclerosis. He chooses not to be in a wheelchair as he is able to be mobile in his scooter" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson added : "I have lived in the town centre for 15 years, We have never had any problems before," "I am sure there is a legal obligation to provide disability access. We haven't had any apology from the hotel, it's been upsetting," External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson claimed ( about Robert Wilkinson ) : "My two brothers and I had arranged a get together for lunch only to be turned away. They informed us that their insurance did not cover mobility scooters in their premises," "My brother Robert is unable to talk or walk due to being in the advanced stages of both motor neurone disease and multiple-sclerosis. He chooses not to be in a wheelchair as he is able to be mobile in his scooter" External link

icWales Friday, September 27, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson added : "I have lived in the town centre for 15 years, We have never had any problems before," "I am sure there is a legal obligation to provide disability access. We haven't had any apology from the hotel, it's been upsetting," External link

icWales Friday, September 27, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The cost of doing business in New Zealand is comparable to Australia" External link

Stuff Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's a real pity, but this is a familiar picture in this category," "Online, less formal working environments and the trend toward 'vertical' businesses strengthening position, such as Rembrandt who make and sell, have further challenged the older format stores trying to cater for very broad markets" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's a real pity, but this is a familiar picture in this category," "Online, less formal working environments and the trend toward 'vertical' businesses strengthening position, such as Rembrandt who make and sell, have further challenged the older format stores trying to cater for very broad markets" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Trade Me should be giving greater scrutiny to these offshore sellers that could be clearly identified through the categories they trade in, scale of listings and unverified commitments of managing tax on behalf of buyers. " External link

nzherald Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The city centre is becoming more and more populated," "There will be 10,000 people in the block where Commercial Bay is. Then, if you think further along the waterfront there is another 10,000 people in the Wyndham Quarter. You have an intense, highly paid and aspirational audience in that area to support the day time economy" External link

Stuff Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "It's been really interesting to see how people have orientated to those retailers - people will often travel to them for those better prices," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Consider it an extension of the self-checkout and a response to increasing staffing costs," "We will definitely see more of this as retail continues to drive efficiency, remove variables - and encourage greater self-management of the transaction process" External link

nzherald Friday, August 9, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The retail market is itself experiencing epic disruption across many fronts including consumers shifting toward online purchasing, suppliers selling directly, discretionary spend shifting toward experiential purchases from products and continued creep in occupancy and operational costs and other dynamics that have potential to compromise future viability of retail as we know it," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are smart operators, their stores are typically large, and they deliver great retail theatre; they will be a welcomed addition to the New Zealand retail scene," External link

nzherald Monday, July 22, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It does need to transform its culture. Where a business is located can help with that," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Energy efficiency labelling you see on appliances, that has helped create awareness and interpretation by consumers and would have similar value in highlighting risks and benefits in the furniture category," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "What it is doing is maintaining relevance. They are wanting a share of the action in any way they possibly can, and that's not necessarily about using its own brands - it's essentially about being part of that wider retail market even though they haven't got strong representation in that themselves," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "He had a vision and idea of what he wanted to do with the place" "He sat me down and showed me a list of ten buildings and the station was one of them" External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Smiths stores are part of the fabric of many regional towns so we want them to survive and thrive. A local offer keeps spending in town. If they leave these areas the stores are unlikely to be replaced, so this would leave a big gap in these centres," "Given the increase in offshore retailers hitting our shores it would be a pity if our homegrown brands couldn't compete" External link

Stuff Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Warehouse has been navel-gazing for a long time," External link

Stuff Monday, June 17, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are disrupters on an epic scale," "It will be quite significant across a range of categories, not just groceries but right through to stationary, into commercial cleaning supplies. It's a store without boundaries" External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "When they liquidated times were very very different — online was nowhere near as strong as it is now. It was essentially a South Island company that had grown massively and was finding it hard to work out which way was up," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Like any town centre, we are facing increasing competition," External link

Stuff Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "At every stage of the process, Cambridge needs to be taking the pulse of its customers and adapting accordingly, because they are the ones that are going to drive our future success," External link

Stuff Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "More people are using public transport, disrupters like Uber are transforming the way people are moving and dining, Lime scooters are driving micro-connectivity, while online is continuing to challenge the way we shop," External link

nzherald Monday, April 15, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The future for shopping centres are very large shopping centres which command a presence," "These are the types of centres which will succeed in the future" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "be good for the consumers and good for the retail sector," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Many of these big brands are tapping out existing markets, they have got to maturity in Australia and in the United States, and New Zealand is the next natural progression," "If you consider for Sephora, they were likely to find that unless they did something, they were going to find Mecca Maxima was eating their lunch and dinner" External link

Stuff Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In many cases, they will have the tills located on the upper floor so it makes people trample through the store. People spend a long time in Sephora stores, typically longer than they would in a Mecca Maxima," "It's almost like theatre of retail" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In many cases, they will have the tools located on the upper floor so it makes people trample through the store. People spend a long time in Sephora stores, typically longer than they would in a Mecca Maxima," "It's almost like theatre of retail" External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says ( about On Thursday ) : "Les Shearman (C8) may be a little late with his suggestion of the name 'Rob' for the Coles delivery robot. On Thursday, as I walked up the street, there was a Coles home delivery truck parked opposite our house. It had the name 'Rob' painted on its side," External link

theage Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says ( about On Thursday ) : "Les Shearman (C8) may be a little late with his suggestion of the name 'Rob' for the Coles delivery robot. On Thursday, as I walked up the street, there was a Coles home delivery truck parked opposite our house. It had the name 'Rob' painted on its side," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : “We’re being very respectful of that process,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are the first to come to mind for customers, they get the first bite of the apple in terms of sales," "They also transcend demographics, they are not focussing on one group of people" External link

Stuff Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In terms of stores like The Warehouse and Kmart, they are moving away from established brands. So for consumers, there is some uncertainty around what they are buying," "Briscoe's, however, have brands people can validate. If you are buying a homebrand from other stores, well, you just don't know" External link

Stuff Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "For smaller businesses affected there is little they can do in the face of range and price advantage other than focus on improving their own store experiences and connecting closely with their communities," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I'm picking we'll probably see Sephora sooner [rather] than later," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Uniqlo is one there is a lot of demand for but what we also understand is that Uniqlo have other priorities before they come to New Zealand," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Aldi don't necessarily have the need for big car parks, there stores are small and they cost a lot less to put in than the big supermarkets, so the barriers for entry are a lot lower to come into New Zealand," "What's happening in Auckland is we're seeing big areas of regeneration and these are the types of places that Aldi can establish in really successfully" External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Zealand and Australia for many big brands are actually seen as one-of-the-same," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I'm picking we'll probably see Sephora sooner [rather] than later," External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Aldi don't necessarily have the need for big car parks, there stores are small and they cost a lot less to put in than the big supermarkets, so the barriers for entry are a lot lower to come into New Zealand," "What's happening in Auckland is we're seeing big areas of regeneration and these are the types of places that Aldi can establish in really successfully" External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Zealand and Australia for many big brands are actually seen as one-of-the-same," External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Online shopping in New Zealand, because of its scale, is both complex and expensive. Overseas supermarkets use what they call 'dark stores' - this is where products are picked [according to online orders] and in many cases packed automatically," "In New Zealand, we haven't seen that happen yet so there's a real challenge in terms of getting the cost model right, and it's likely that model is not right yet" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "A large format store would need to anchor their entry. And it won't necessarily need to be in a traditional location either," "There's been a lot of speculation that it will be in one centre because that area is already populated with retail but the reality is that IKEA overseas has been able to establish themselves pretty much anywhere there are good road connections" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Scale is what sets Ikea apart from other retailers. But nothing is off the table because New Zealand is an ideal trial market for international retailers to trial out concepts because of its concentrated audience and mixed demographic," External link

Stuff Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "The smaller stores are an edited version of the Ikea ranges, a curated selection specific to the market," "With smaller stores there's more emphasis on delivery to homes" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think it's a possibility that they might open a smaller-format store here, given this enables it to dip its toes in the water with less risk and exposure than a larger-format store would entail," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It definitely wasn't gardening or beach weather and that had a significant impact on on this year's Boxing Day sales," "It was clear to see people expected big bargains. For example, Mitre 10 had deals specially for Boxing Day and the car park was full compared to Bunnings" External link

Stuff Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Moving away from occasional promotions to the concept of everyday better pricing is definitely an aspiration — but not always achievable or sustainable, when competitors retain dynamic pricing models that are influenced by market-share, seasonality and other factors," "Fast food operators tend to use 'door-buster' deals to drive up traffic and sales when making a play for off-peak-spending or market share. A good example of this is the price promotion quick-service restaurants are doing around lunchtimes — which is becoming an increasingly crowded marketplace" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Stores will need to develop differentiated offers in terms of range, shopping experience and brand values - likely locating in strong 'clusters' and benefiting from 'daily connectors' such as cafes or a unique food and beverage offer that brings people past their doors regularly," "Malls and retailers that have strong, unique and defensible propositions will remain strong and likely gain ground - winning business from weaker competitors - that will be impacted and may fall" External link

nzherald Friday, November 24, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's often a misconception that businesses don't pay rates because they are paying rents instead, but in fact rents will include a component which is paying the rates," "The other impact on small businesses, particularly in the retail and hospitality sectors, is as rates are going up households have less money in their pockets to go out and spend, so again, what you are seeing is pressure on household spending that is ultimately flowing through to reduced spending in the retail sector as a result of domestic rate rises, which is pretty much lose lose as far as small businesses are concerned" External link

nzherald Monday, November 20, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Traditional pharmacies, to compete now they'll need to look to other areas where they can develop differentiation," "It'll be an opportunity now for traditional pharmacies to look at how they can change and adapt to better meet the market" External link

nzherald Friday, November 17, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The Summit was the first opportunity for New Zealand businesses to see the collective interest from across the retail and wholesale sector in participation," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's massive for the retail sector," "Traditional pharmacies, to compete now they'll need to look to other areas where they can develop differentiation. It'll be an opportunity now for traditional pharmacies to look at how they can change and adapt to better meet the market" External link

nzherald Monday, October 30, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I wouldn't think that they would stop at one [store]," "We imagine that they'll be looking at areas like Mount Wellington after - that would be a logical next move, but other areas such as Albany, Manukau, Howick" External link

nzherald Monday, October 30, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Big businesses are moving with pace and making the right moves, but too many mid to smaller retailers are putting their heads in the sand and looking for reasons why Amazon won't succeed," "The simple fact is that it will [succeed] - and have an impact across many different categories, with few immune" External link

nzherald Monday, October 16, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Our dream would have been for Uniqlo to come in and take both the Queen Street and the Lambton Quay stores as it would be quite transformational, but what's possibly more likely is other major brands may take it on a short-term basis," "The challenges at the moment is that retail across Australasia is on a bit of a hiatus. The Australian market is facing a lot of pressure and consumer spending is at a bit of an all-time low over there ... and because of that we know that a number of the big chains have paused" External link

nzherald Monday, October 16, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Some of the lines that weren't selling in the European market were coming to Australia and New Zealand, [because] the market is a season behind," External link

bbc Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Businesses that have unique and differentiated product, can develop aspiration around their brand and [also] deliver an outstanding online experience have an edge that can't be replicated," "There are a number of retailers in this area - the likes of Taylor Boutique, Augustine etc - that represent this well," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The good part is we didn't lose much of anything but we did expect it to be significantly better because of all those other aspects," "The most important thing was we didn't lose in a big way" External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 9:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If a vehicle's stolen, there's a high chance that further mischief is planned for that vehicle," External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "This has been a change that's happening across New Zealand, it's becoming more prolific," "They're going into these stores taking not one but 10 of these items, which is very, very concerning for retailers" External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It would have only been reasonable to expect this was going to come," "Realistically, they don't need to have such a high head count and resource at the back end for a business of that size" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "This would be a natural opportunity for Queensgate owners to reformulate the city overall, [but] whether a sub location is ideal for H&M in Wellington remains to be seen," "What we do know is that H&M are clearly on a fairly aggressive growth path throughout New Zealand, and there is certainly a lot of rumours throughout the country about some major sites" External link

Stuff Friday, January 27, 2017 8:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The key favourite consumers hanker over is IKEA, however the model they operate does rely on scale and multiplicity to achieve success," "The potential of just one store doesn't press the buttons for the decision makers back in Scandinavia, and for New Zealand, that's very much how it would look in terms of population and potential at this stage" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In [Aldi's] case the business relies on being able to successfully develop a cluster of stores and a fairly large back-end infrastructure to drive logistics and distribution," "That means they'll need to hit the ground with multiple stores which does become tricky when much of our prime supermarket-potential land is locked up by the incumbents" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Look and River Island are two more UK brands consumers have hankered after," "But [they] would probably only enter this market through a locally-owned model - as Topshop have done" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Primark is a hit with anyone who's shopped in the UK," "Delivering budget conscious fashion clothing at prices that have kept Cotton On at bay from entering this market - that's saying something" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Thomas Pink ) : "We think that local brand 3 Wise Men have covered this market well and there would be little opportunity for them to get a foothold," "Similarly, Thomas Pink was another brand mooted - however Working Style have this segment" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We would expect to see them consider sites in areas such as Ponsonby or Newmarket as they favour gentrified areas or hub locations near higher income suburbs," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Marking up to mark down is a big issue," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If these big players are hurting you can guarantee the effect is being felt across the wider market," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Amazon can be more agile in this market which is going to make a big difference," "I think there will be a lot of retailers that probably will look towards Amazon for fulfillment and will want to be part of that supply chain" External link

nzherald Monday, December 5, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It will be good for consumers coming up to Christmas," "I think people are in that buying mode now but many consumers would have realised this was where things were heading anyway and what we do know is that in these kinds of situations the stores do clean out fairly quickly, because people realise it's now or never," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I guess it's been a while coming," "They've been working away at trimming their store portfolio and I think we really feel for them because it's basically gone from hero to zero," External link

nzherald Friday, October 21, 2016 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Pumpkin Patch were always a bit of a darling," "They were one of the first businesses to go into the States and the UK but they took a bath in both markets," External link

nzherald Friday, October 21, 2016 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think the difference between the brands is Zara has a quiet confidence, and that's one of the things we have noticed," "They have got so many stores going in at the moment so while it's a big deal for us, for Zara it's probably one of three stores opening that week around the globe," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Without a doubt [they will look at] Wellington because of the population and the demographic," "The South Island will be more of a challenge, certainly the size and scale. Places like Hamilton may also be on the cards - growth there is exciting," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think the difference between the brands is Zara has a quiet confidence, and that's one of the things we have noticed," "They have got so many stores going in at the moment so while it's a big deal for us, for Zara it's probably one of three stores opening that week around the globe," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anyone behaving suspiciously in the Atlantic Avenue area between 12 noon and 1pm to contact detectives in Coleraine on 101 quoting reference number 560 of 27/09/16. "Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I don't think we can ignore the fact that we've got a fairly strong economy, buoyed by things like house prices and that's come through particularly in the strong categories home and leisure" External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Trade Me saw the writing on the wall," External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I don't think we can ignore the fact that we've got a fairly strong economy, buoyed by things like house prices and that's come through particularly in the strong categories home and leisure" External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Invercargill's mayoral candidates have been very quiet on CBD issues - instead been continually distracted by the Christmas light debacle and other other legacy issues," External link

Stuff Monday, September 12, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "When he stepped away, it was interesting to see how things faltered," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Where a business like Nosh will succeed is where it can achieve differentiation. Because Nosh has so few skews (different items) it's very easy for large supermarket group like Progressive or Foodstuffs to pick them off," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "These guys, they need to keep sustaining growth," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "These guys, they need to keep sustaining growth," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "I would say [a second store] is already under planning now - I could almost certainly guarantee that they would be in close negotiations on a second site," "Without a doubt their focus would be on Auckland because it's such a cosmopolitan market and there is a huge spending capacity there" External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Kirks' goodwill was possibly gone even before it closed amongst the majority of consumers," External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Smith and Caughey's does hold a lot of goodwill, but it's no longer the contemporary shopping destination that it was," External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They've had the benefit of Kirk's sales information, insight from suppliers and developed a close connection with the Wellington marketplace since the store was announced," "We know their retail and buying teams have been working to interpret the Capital's 'DNA' - particularly around the fashion offer - and the resulting range represents this well" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Overall the range will appeal to a broad cross section of consumers, but is edgy enough to woo the younger, design-led customers - which represents a huge part of the disposable income retailers are chasing now," "This is the market that's helped TopShop's local success, but will also be actively shopping online with brands like ASOS. Getting them back into retail and experiencing products, styling fit and service is what the retail sector needs to do to best re-engage its market," External link

nzherald Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Research we've seen recently is that consumers are increasingly concerned with being pinged with GST on imported good and concerned because leading brands are geo-restricting their sales to overseas customers," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Online stores such as ASOS are increasingly shifting to their own brands where there is more margin," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's been constant awareness of the effects of weather but what's happening now is increasingly the smart and savvy retailers are looking at long-term weather predictions," "They're using weather intelligence provided by a number of agencies, but they're using this information and overlaying things like the geographic information system technology to look at, in the long-term, how they will order product and the kinds of product they will have in different areas" External link

nzherald Friday, June 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Overseas you'll see there's a lot more layering that goes on in fashion," "New Zealand hasn't really been into that in a big way but layering means you can layer up or layer down according to the season or even how the day is" External link

nzherald Friday, June 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT



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Chris Wilkinson said : “I think the Golden Mile has evolved in the last decade, it is predominantly a local service and visitor service destination now,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “With seemingly no end to the increasing cyber threat to the public sector, adding Telos solutions to DLT’s technology portfolio gives government and education organizations, and our channel partners, solutions that reduce risk, satisfy critical compliance requirements and improve the government’s ability to protect our nation’s technology infrastructures,” External link

4-traders Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : ”It is also about the wow factor. You can spend a huge amount of money on local advertising but doing these kinds of specials creates consumer conversations. It’s something people don’t expect to see,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We've got a natural resilience built into our economy and we're an optimistic city" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The reason why Foodstuffs are likely to be selling now is the fact that the Warehouse has bounced back from where it was [financially]," "They will be mindful that the Warehouse continues to face challenges across many of their categories" External link

nzherald Friday, May 21, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “What we saw in 2020 is, in many cases, people who had never shopped online before were forced online through groceries,” “They became familiar with the platform, and they have, in many cases, stayed loyal to the businesses they discovered online after lockdown ended” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's not something he would ever have done had he been in a right and fit state of mind" External link

andoveradvertiser Monday, February 8, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's not something he would ever have done had he been in a right and fit state of mind" External link

andoveradvertiser Friday, January 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It was a great opportunity to get up there and get some magical shots" External link

nottinghampost Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Jill was an example to us all, a real public servant who took pride in her birthplace and put her heart and soul into serving that community. "She was dedicated, hardworking and a joy to be around. Jill’s 30 years as a town councillor have left a lasting legacy from the town guide to the Christmas markets and reindeer parade and most of all our memories of a lovely lady who was a true friend and supportive colleague. Jill will be greatly missed by her family and many friends” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "This reflects where a lot of retailers are sitting at the moment, particularly the larger retailers; they have all benefited from strong consumer confidence and that has translated into sales and [increased] profitability," External link

nzherald Friday, January 8, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We’ve had such a good run. Christmas Eve was strong and Boxing Day has started off very strong,” External link

Stuff Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : ''He's been working at this for a couple of decades,'' External link

Stuff Saturday, December 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "As the public sector continues its digital transformation to modernize aging systems and infrastructure, new network security considerations and risks are introduced," External link

businesswire Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We need to be delivering new shopping experiences for people, especially during these key times,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The reality is that through Covid, many consumers were forced online, and they have now got past that initial barrier that may have been there, their trepidation or concern, and now they have a degree of comfort with the process,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It was a very close call and scared the life out of me," External link

hulldailymail Monday, November 9, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The addition of this contract vehicle to DLT's portfolio increases our channel partners' ability to supply the U.S. Army and other federal agencies with the solutions they need to enable their technology modernization roadmaps and build out their enterprises," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “A lot of people coming in this year that are new to growing at home or have been inspired through lockdown by home improvement shows and want to create the same looks themselves,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “If you look at the United Kingdom, the large shopping centres were built around transport interchanges. This is one of the first that we have seen in New Zealand with that long-term view, recognising that to get a shopping centre of scale, connectivity is everything,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Sylvia Park is becoming almost a town centre in its own right,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “This is on the scale of shopping centres that we have seen overseas,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : “It’s a very uncertain time,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : “It’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain vibrancy,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The stores have always been more adjunct to the main business," "I think the writing has been on the wall for some time" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “We are seeing a lot more of these collaborative solutions going on which is much better for them (retailers) than just a flat ‘no’ or an evasion of a response,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “I think it’s fair and this is the solution for a lot of the businesses that we’ve been working with, and the property owners that we’ve been working with, and it really just reflects this shared response,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “But probably one of the biggest aspects is that we have had extraordinary demand in some of these categories post-Covid,” “The demand has taken the market by surprise in many cases. These orders are made well ahead of time, and we are not the only country facing this greater demand either” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Adding SteelCloud and ConfigOS to our cybersecurity portfolio broadens DLT's channel partner and government customer access to leading security compliance automation software," External link

prnewswire Friday, July 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The markets are pretty similar in terms of consumer behaviour and taste. There is a huge synergy between the countries,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There are currently no immediate issues around the paramedic care on attendance" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The other mainstay, apparel, has been impacted by online and dominant fashion-fashion brands, such as Cotton On and Postie, which have strong value propositions and representation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The other mainstay, apparel, has been impacted by online and dominant fashion-fashion brands, such as Cotton On and Postie, which have strong value propositions and representation,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Michael Hill ) : “We have seen this happening with retailers like Michael Hill. They closed Johnsonville in deference to Porirua and closed Upper Hutt to focus on the Lower Hutt store,” “Businesses are rationalising their representation and then concentrating customers into areas where they know they can create regional appeal,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's pretty damn amazing, that's the best way to describe it," External link

Stuff Monday, June 29, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's likelihood we will see more dark stores happen," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Everyone is thinking about resilience right now. It doesn't take much to lose goodwill," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Things are playing out as we expected. Since level 2 started we've seen purposeful shopping, people getting the necessities. Getting haircuts, food, buying for their homes and gardens rather than shopping to treat themselves," External link

Stuff Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They've been busy evolving their model into a contemporary shopping experience ... so they had greater appeal to more aspirational consumers, and because they've moved into parts of the North Island there's a lot of growth," External link

Stuff Friday, May 15, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The malls will be a challenging environment going forward as there will be trepidation over areas where different people can congregate, there will be general caution,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “Any retail sector where there is a high degree of discretionary spending, spending that can be parked, is susceptible to cuts at the moment,” “Over the last four years, globally retailers like Farmers and these big box stores, have been looking at their head office and the costs of these operations and right-sizing them” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Managing and securing applications has never been more critical for government agencies and educational institutions," External link

4-traders Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Managing and securing applications has never been more critical for government agencies and educational institutions," External link

prnewswire Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We have the likes of the Burger Wisconsins, Burger Fuel, Hell Pizza and a lot of these home grown challenger brands sit alongside the likes of Carles Jr and the strength of McDonalds and KFC," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Any business that was struggling or in subsistence mode beforehand is unlikely to weather this," External link

Stuff Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Any business that was struggling or in subsistence mode beforehand is unlikely to weather this," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "One of the challenges is that there is a global demand for some of these products at a time when a lot of the supply chains have disappeared. Companies just can't get access to some products quickly," "There has also been a prioritisation of some of the freight routes for emergency items" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Providing Oracle Cloud services and hardware products through DLT's GSA IT Schedule 70 contract streamlines the procurement process by increasing cost efficiencies and reducing time to acquire," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Providing Oracle Cloud services and hardware products through DLT's GSA IT Schedule 70 contract streamlines the procurement process by increasing cost efficiencies and reducing time to acquire," External link

4-traders Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "We may see it in metro stores where people aren't buying as much produce," "The technology is out there, and it's not hard to scale up. The supermarkets here will want a first-mover advantage," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then, by rights, Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," "This creates an unfair playing field for other businesses who are all trying to do the right thing" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then by rights Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "If The Warehouse is [able to] open then by rights Briscoes almost certainly should be open, and if Briscoes is open, where does that place the likes of Mitre 10 Mega and Bunnings who are also very strong [sellers] of resilience products," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Their American parent companies will be looking for a uniform strategy across the globe and will be driven by their more intense risk aversion because of the litigious nature of the market they come from," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Allbirds is a company that has a strong social founding and are in a niche that no body is touching them on so they can afford to do this quite easily," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “The Smarsh Federal Archive solution can help federal agencies modernize, strengthen and streamline their processes for managing mobile messaging risks and record retention,” External link

businesswire Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The SSF helps federal, state and local agencies and education (SLED) organizations accelerate their software delivery by creating, deploying and operating applications in a compatible, flexible and secure manner," External link

4-traders Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "DLT is focused on continually growing our portfolio in support of the U.S. public sector as it modernizes its IT infrastructure, applications and security posture," External link

prnewswire Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I am delighted with the pictures. When the drone went up it was pure white. " External link

nottinghampost Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's quite an interesting strategy that these kinds of companies use," "We know that brands like In-N-Out and Shake Shack are hugely aspirational in their markets, and [pop-ups] are a way of keeping the brand on radar with people and maintaining relevance in a market before they make the move" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's quite an interesting strategy that these kinds of companies use," "We know that brands like In-N-Out and Shake Shack are hugely aspirational in their markets, and [pop-ups] are a way of keeping the brand on radar with people and maintaining relevance in a market before they make the move" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson wrote : "And there was I thinking the world is going mad and then I see this. " External link

edp24 Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "be prepared to be caught, prosecuted and trespassed" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Have a look online to see which stores have the products you want, which will help save time and frustration, by mapping your most efficient shopping journey," External link

nzherald Monday, December 16, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Basing themselves in Asia, the siblings realised they needed to be global from the outset," External link

bbc Monday, December 16, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Texas Department ) : "With the addition of this TX-DIR contract to DLT's SLED contract portfolio, we are able to deliver increased value to state, local and education agencies and institutions in Texas ," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Texas Department ) : "With the addition of this TX-DIR contract to DLT's SLED contract portfolio, we are able to deliver increased value to state, local and education agencies and institutions in Texas ," External link

prnewswire Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "People who are going up to the [Pacific] Islands want to get [alcohol] because they know it's going to be expensive wherever they're going to stay. They want to get a couple of bottles to have in the room. That's typical," "People's moods and barriers change when they get through security and the compelling merchandising and luxurious products help 'rationalise' those purchases," External link

Stuff Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There are some deals [to be had], but there are a multiplicity of deals in this space. If you're with Vodafone then you get this [streaming service] for free, or you get something else that you pay a bit extra for, it's quite a complex market. Unless it is something unique [it will be hard to crack]," "The difference with Amazon Prime is it is their own product - it's completely different" External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson claimed ( about Robert Wilkinson ) : "My two brothers and I had arranged a get together for lunch only to be turned away. They informed us that their insurance did not cover mobility scooters in their premises," "My brother Robert is unable to talk or walk due to being in the advanced stages of both motor neurone disease and multiple-sclerosis. He chooses not to be in a wheelchair as he is able to be mobile in his scooter" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson added : "I have lived in the town centre for 15 years, We have never had any problems before," "I am sure there is a legal obligation to provide disability access. We haven't had any apology from the hotel, it's been upsetting," External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, September 27, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson claimed ( about Robert Wilkinson ) : "My two brothers and I had arranged a get together for lunch only to be turned away. They informed us that their insurance did not cover mobility scooters in their premises," "My brother Robert is unable to talk or walk due to being in the advanced stages of both motor neurone disease and multiple-sclerosis. He chooses not to be in a wheelchair as he is able to be mobile in his scooter" External link

icWales Friday, September 27, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson added : "I have lived in the town centre for 15 years, We have never had any problems before," "I am sure there is a legal obligation to provide disability access. We haven't had any apology from the hotel, it's been upsetting," External link

icWales Friday, September 27, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The cost of doing business in New Zealand is comparable to Australia" External link

Stuff Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's a real pity, but this is a familiar picture in this category," "Online, less formal working environments and the trend toward 'vertical' businesses strengthening position, such as Rembrandt who make and sell, have further challenged the older format stores trying to cater for very broad markets" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's a real pity, but this is a familiar picture in this category," "Online, less formal working environments and the trend toward 'vertical' businesses strengthening position, such as Rembrandt who make and sell, have further challenged the older format stores trying to cater for very broad markets" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Trade Me should be giving greater scrutiny to these offshore sellers that could be clearly identified through the categories they trade in, scale of listings and unverified commitments of managing tax on behalf of buyers. " External link

nzherald Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The city centre is becoming more and more populated," "There will be 10,000 people in the block where Commercial Bay is. Then, if you think further along the waterfront there is another 10,000 people in the Wyndham Quarter. You have an intense, highly paid and aspirational audience in that area to support the day time economy" External link

Stuff Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : "It's been really interesting to see how people have orientated to those retailers - people will often travel to them for those better prices," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Consider it an extension of the self-checkout and a response to increasing staffing costs," "We will definitely see more of this as retail continues to drive efficiency, remove variables - and encourage greater self-management of the transaction process" External link

nzherald Friday, August 9, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The retail market is itself experiencing epic disruption across many fronts including consumers shifting toward online purchasing, suppliers selling directly, discretionary spend shifting toward experiential purchases from products and continued creep in occupancy and operational costs and other dynamics that have potential to compromise future viability of retail as we know it," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are smart operators, their stores are typically large, and they deliver great retail theatre; they will be a welcomed addition to the New Zealand retail scene," External link

nzherald Monday, July 22, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It does need to transform its culture. Where a business is located can help with that," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Energy efficiency labelling you see on appliances, that has helped create awareness and interpretation by consumers and would have similar value in highlighting risks and benefits in the furniture category," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "What it is doing is maintaining relevance. They are wanting a share of the action in any way they possibly can, and that's not necessarily about using its own brands - it's essentially about being part of that wider retail market even though they haven't got strong representation in that themselves," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "He had a vision and idea of what he wanted to do with the place" "He sat me down and showed me a list of ten buildings and the station was one of them" External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Smiths stores are part of the fabric of many regional towns so we want them to survive and thrive. A local offer keeps spending in town. If they leave these areas the stores are unlikely to be replaced, so this would leave a big gap in these centres," "Given the increase in offshore retailers hitting our shores it would be a pity if our homegrown brands couldn't compete" External link

Stuff Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Warehouse has been navel-gazing for a long time," External link

Stuff Monday, June 17, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are disrupters on an epic scale," "It will be quite significant across a range of categories, not just groceries but right through to stationary, into commercial cleaning supplies. It's a store without boundaries" External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "When they liquidated times were very very different — online was nowhere near as strong as it is now. It was essentially a South Island company that had grown massively and was finding it hard to work out which way was up," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Like any town centre, we are facing increasing competition," External link

Stuff Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "At every stage of the process, Cambridge needs to be taking the pulse of its customers and adapting accordingly, because they are the ones that are going to drive our future success," External link

Stuff Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "More people are using public transport, disrupters like Uber are transforming the way people are moving and dining, Lime scooters are driving micro-connectivity, while online is continuing to challenge the way we shop," External link

nzherald Monday, April 15, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The future for shopping centres are very large shopping centres which command a presence," "These are the types of centres which will succeed in the future" External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "be good for the consumers and good for the retail sector," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Many of these big brands are tapping out existing markets, they have got to maturity in Australia and in the United States, and New Zealand is the next natural progression," "If you consider for Sephora, they were likely to find that unless they did something, they were going to find Mecca Maxima was eating their lunch and dinner" External link

Stuff Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In many cases, they will have the tills located on the upper floor so it makes people trample through the store. People spend a long time in Sephora stores, typically longer than they would in a Mecca Maxima," "It's almost like theatre of retail" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In many cases, they will have the tools located on the upper floor so it makes people trample through the store. People spend a long time in Sephora stores, typically longer than they would in a Mecca Maxima," "It's almost like theatre of retail" External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says ( about On Thursday ) : "Les Shearman (C8) may be a little late with his suggestion of the name 'Rob' for the Coles delivery robot. On Thursday, as I walked up the street, there was a Coles home delivery truck parked opposite our house. It had the name 'Rob' painted on its side," External link

theage Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says ( about On Thursday ) : "Les Shearman (C8) may be a little late with his suggestion of the name 'Rob' for the Coles delivery robot. On Thursday, as I walked up the street, there was a Coles home delivery truck parked opposite our house. It had the name 'Rob' painted on its side," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson told : “We’re being very respectful of that process,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They are the first to come to mind for customers, they get the first bite of the apple in terms of sales," "They also transcend demographics, they are not focussing on one group of people" External link

Stuff Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In terms of stores like The Warehouse and Kmart, they are moving away from established brands. So for consumers, there is some uncertainty around what they are buying," "Briscoe's, however, have brands people can validate. If you are buying a homebrand from other stores, well, you just don't know" External link

Stuff Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "For smaller businesses affected there is little they can do in the face of range and price advantage other than focus on improving their own store experiences and connecting closely with their communities," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I'm picking we'll probably see Sephora sooner [rather] than later," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Uniqlo is one there is a lot of demand for but what we also understand is that Uniqlo have other priorities before they come to New Zealand," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Aldi don't necessarily have the need for big car parks, there stores are small and they cost a lot less to put in than the big supermarkets, so the barriers for entry are a lot lower to come into New Zealand," "What's happening in Auckland is we're seeing big areas of regeneration and these are the types of places that Aldi can establish in really successfully" External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Zealand and Australia for many big brands are actually seen as one-of-the-same," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 28, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I'm picking we'll probably see Sephora sooner [rather] than later," External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Aldi don't necessarily have the need for big car parks, there stores are small and they cost a lot less to put in than the big supermarkets, so the barriers for entry are a lot lower to come into New Zealand," "What's happening in Auckland is we're seeing big areas of regeneration and these are the types of places that Aldi can establish in really successfully" External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Zealand and Australia for many big brands are actually seen as one-of-the-same," External link

nzherald Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Online shopping in New Zealand, because of its scale, is both complex and expensive. Overseas supermarkets use what they call 'dark stores' - this is where products are picked [according to online orders] and in many cases packed automatically," "In New Zealand, we haven't seen that happen yet so there's a real challenge in terms of getting the cost model right, and it's likely that model is not right yet" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "A large format store would need to anchor their entry. And it won't necessarily need to be in a traditional location either," "There's been a lot of speculation that it will be in one centre because that area is already populated with retail but the reality is that IKEA overseas has been able to establish themselves pretty much anywhere there are good road connections" External link

nzherald Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Scale is what sets Ikea apart from other retailers. But nothing is off the table because New Zealand is an ideal trial market for international retailers to trial out concepts because of its concentrated audience and mixed demographic," External link

Stuff Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "The smaller stores are an edited version of the Ikea ranges, a curated selection specific to the market," "With smaller stores there's more emphasis on delivery to homes" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think it's a possibility that they might open a smaller-format store here, given this enables it to dip its toes in the water with less risk and exposure than a larger-format store would entail," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It definitely wasn't gardening or beach weather and that had a significant impact on on this year's Boxing Day sales," "It was clear to see people expected big bargains. For example, Mitre 10 had deals specially for Boxing Day and the car park was full compared to Bunnings" External link

Stuff Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Moving away from occasional promotions to the concept of everyday better pricing is definitely an aspiration — but not always achievable or sustainable, when competitors retain dynamic pricing models that are influenced by market-share, seasonality and other factors," "Fast food operators tend to use 'door-buster' deals to drive up traffic and sales when making a play for off-peak-spending or market share. A good example of this is the price promotion quick-service restaurants are doing around lunchtimes — which is becoming an increasingly crowded marketplace" External link

nzherald Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Stores will need to develop differentiated offers in terms of range, shopping experience and brand values - likely locating in strong 'clusters' and benefiting from 'daily connectors' such as cafes or a unique food and beverage offer that brings people past their doors regularly," "Malls and retailers that have strong, unique and defensible propositions will remain strong and likely gain ground - winning business from weaker competitors - that will be impacted and may fall" External link

nzherald Friday, November 24, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's often a misconception that businesses don't pay rates because they are paying rents instead, but in fact rents will include a component which is paying the rates," "The other impact on small businesses, particularly in the retail and hospitality sectors, is as rates are going up households have less money in their pockets to go out and spend, so again, what you are seeing is pressure on household spending that is ultimately flowing through to reduced spending in the retail sector as a result of domestic rate rises, which is pretty much lose lose as far as small businesses are concerned" External link

nzherald Monday, November 20, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Traditional pharmacies, to compete now they'll need to look to other areas where they can develop differentiation," "It'll be an opportunity now for traditional pharmacies to look at how they can change and adapt to better meet the market" External link

nzherald Friday, November 17, 2017 8:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The Summit was the first opportunity for New Zealand businesses to see the collective interest from across the retail and wholesale sector in participation," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It's massive for the retail sector," "Traditional pharmacies, to compete now they'll need to look to other areas where they can develop differentiation. It'll be an opportunity now for traditional pharmacies to look at how they can change and adapt to better meet the market" External link

nzherald Monday, October 30, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I wouldn't think that they would stop at one [store]," "We imagine that they'll be looking at areas like Mount Wellington after - that would be a logical next move, but other areas such as Albany, Manukau, Howick" External link

nzherald Monday, October 30, 2017 6:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Big businesses are moving with pace and making the right moves, but too many mid to smaller retailers are putting their heads in the sand and looking for reasons why Amazon won't succeed," "The simple fact is that it will [succeed] - and have an impact across many different categories, with few immune" External link

nzherald Monday, October 16, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Our dream would have been for Uniqlo to come in and take both the Queen Street and the Lambton Quay stores as it would be quite transformational, but what's possibly more likely is other major brands may take it on a short-term basis," "The challenges at the moment is that retail across Australasia is on a bit of a hiatus. The Australian market is facing a lot of pressure and consumer spending is at a bit of an all-time low over there ... and because of that we know that a number of the big chains have paused" External link

nzherald Monday, October 16, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Some of the lines that weren't selling in the European market were coming to Australia and New Zealand, [because] the market is a season behind," External link

bbc Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Businesses that have unique and differentiated product, can develop aspiration around their brand and [also] deliver an outstanding online experience have an edge that can't be replicated," "There are a number of retailers in this area - the likes of Taylor Boutique, Augustine etc - that represent this well," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:16:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The good part is we didn't lose much of anything but we did expect it to be significantly better because of all those other aspects," "The most important thing was we didn't lose in a big way" External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 9:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If a vehicle's stolen, there's a high chance that further mischief is planned for that vehicle," External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "This has been a change that's happening across New Zealand, it's becoming more prolific," "They're going into these stores taking not one but 10 of these items, which is very, very concerning for retailers" External link

nzherald Friday, February 17, 2017 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It would have only been reasonable to expect this was going to come," "Realistically, they don't need to have such a high head count and resource at the back end for a business of that size" External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "This would be a natural opportunity for Queensgate owners to reformulate the city overall, [but] whether a sub location is ideal for H&M in Wellington remains to be seen," "What we do know is that H&M are clearly on a fairly aggressive growth path throughout New Zealand, and there is certainly a lot of rumours throughout the country about some major sites" External link

Stuff Friday, January 27, 2017 8:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "The key favourite consumers hanker over is IKEA, however the model they operate does rely on scale and multiplicity to achieve success," "The potential of just one store doesn't press the buttons for the decision makers back in Scandinavia, and for New Zealand, that's very much how it would look in terms of population and potential at this stage" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "In [Aldi's] case the business relies on being able to successfully develop a cluster of stores and a fairly large back-end infrastructure to drive logistics and distribution," "That means they'll need to hit the ground with multiple stores which does become tricky when much of our prime supermarket-potential land is locked up by the incumbents" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "New Look and River Island are two more UK brands consumers have hankered after," "But [they] would probably only enter this market through a locally-owned model - as Topshop have done" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Primark is a hit with anyone who's shopped in the UK," "Delivering budget conscious fashion clothing at prices that have kept Cotton On at bay from entering this market - that's saying something" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said ( about Thomas Pink ) : "We think that local brand 3 Wise Men have covered this market well and there would be little opportunity for them to get a foothold," "Similarly, Thomas Pink was another brand mooted - however Working Style have this segment" External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "We would expect to see them consider sites in areas such as Ponsonby or Newmarket as they favour gentrified areas or hub locations near higher income suburbs," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Marking up to mark down is a big issue," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "If these big players are hurting you can guarantee the effect is being felt across the wider market," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Amazon can be more agile in this market which is going to make a big difference," "I think there will be a lot of retailers that probably will look towards Amazon for fulfillment and will want to be part of that supply chain" External link

nzherald Monday, December 5, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "It will be good for consumers coming up to Christmas," "I think people are in that buying mode now but many consumers would have realised this was where things were heading anyway and what we do know is that in these kinds of situations the stores do clean out fairly quickly, because people realise it's now or never," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I guess it's been a while coming," "They've been working away at trimming their store portfolio and I think we really feel for them because it's basically gone from hero to zero," External link

nzherald Friday, October 21, 2016 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Pumpkin Patch were always a bit of a darling," "They were one of the first businesses to go into the States and the UK but they took a bath in both markets," External link

nzherald Friday, October 21, 2016 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think the difference between the brands is Zara has a quiet confidence, and that's one of the things we have noticed," "They have got so many stores going in at the moment so while it's a big deal for us, for Zara it's probably one of three stores opening that week around the globe," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Without a doubt [they will look at] Wellington because of the population and the demographic," "The South Island will be more of a challenge, certainly the size and scale. Places like Hamilton may also be on the cards - growth there is exciting," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I think the difference between the brands is Zara has a quiet confidence, and that's one of the things we have noticed," "They have got so many stores going in at the moment so while it's a big deal for us, for Zara it's probably one of three stores opening that week around the globe," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anyone behaving suspiciously in the Atlantic Avenue area between 12 noon and 1pm to contact detectives in Coleraine on 101 quoting reference number 560 of 27/09/16. "Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I don't think we can ignore the fact that we've got a fairly strong economy, buoyed by things like house prices and that's come through particularly in the strong categories home and leisure" External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Trade Me saw the writing on the wall," External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "I don't think we can ignore the fact that we've got a fairly strong economy, buoyed by things like house prices and that's come through particularly in the strong categories home and leisure" External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Invercargill's mayoral candidates have been very quiet on CBD issues - instead been continually distracted by the Christmas light debacle and other other legacy issues," External link

Stuff Monday, September 12, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "When he stepped away, it was interesting to see how things faltered," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Where a business like Nosh will succeed is where it can achieve differentiation. Because Nosh has so few skews (different items) it's very easy for large supermarket group like Progressive or Foodstuffs to pick them off," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "These guys, they need to keep sustaining growth," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "These guys, they need to keep sustaining growth," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "I would say [a second store] is already under planning now - I could almost certainly guarantee that they would be in close negotiations on a second site," "Without a doubt their focus would be on Auckland because it's such a cosmopolitan market and there is a huge spending capacity there" External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Kirks' goodwill was possibly gone even before it closed amongst the majority of consumers," External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson says : "Smith and Caughey's does hold a lot of goodwill, but it's no longer the contemporary shopping destination that it was," External link

nzherald Friday, July 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "They've had the benefit of Kirk's sales information, insight from suppliers and developed a close connection with the Wellington marketplace since the store was announced," "We know their retail and buying teams have been working to interpret the Capital's 'DNA' - particularly around the fashion offer - and the resulting range represents this well" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Overall the range will appeal to a broad cross section of consumers, but is edgy enough to woo the younger, design-led customers - which represents a huge part of the disposable income retailers are chasing now," "This is the market that's helped TopShop's local success, but will also be actively shopping online with brands like ASOS. Getting them back into retail and experiencing products, styling fit and service is what the retail sector needs to do to best re-engage its market," External link

nzherald Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Research we've seen recently is that consumers are increasingly concerned with being pinged with GST on imported good and concerned because leading brands are geo-restricting their sales to overseas customers," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Online stores such as ASOS are increasingly shifting to their own brands where there is more margin," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "There's been constant awareness of the effects of weather but what's happening now is increasingly the smart and savvy retailers are looking at long-term weather predictions," "They're using weather intelligence provided by a number of agencies, but they're using this information and overlaying things like the geographic information system technology to look at, in the long-term, how they will order product and the kinds of product they will have in different areas" External link

nzherald Friday, June 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Chris Wilkinson said : "Overseas you'll see there's a lot more layering that goes on in fashion," "New Zealand hasn't really been into that in a big way but layering means you can layer up or layer down according to the season or even how the day is" External link

nzherald Friday, June 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
managing director40.38%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
director28.63%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
retail group managing director21.79%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
consultant2.56%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
analyst0.85%EN03/17/201717/03/2017
commentator0.85%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
expert2.14%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
retail group director0.43%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
strategist0.21%EN01/24/201724/01/2017
nz group managing director0.43%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
detective constable0.21%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
constable0.21%EN09/27/201627/09/2016
orthopedic surgeon0.64%EN08/28/201628/08/2016
managing director of auckland0.43%EN06/29/201629/06/2016
chief executive0.21%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Chris WilkinsonEN100.00%


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