November 24, 2005
South Island expansion for Dick Smith
Queenstown store opens tomorrow
Electronics has arrived in Queenstown, bringing the number
of the company’s South Island stores to 12.
Queenstown store will be officially opened tomorrow (subs
Friday), although it has been trading all week.
Electronics New Zealand general manager Stu Meadows said
that the store had been well received.
“This store covers
a big catchment, and we’re delighted with the response so
far,” he said.
The store, in the new Remarkables Park
Shopping Centre, stocks the full Dick Smith Electronics
store range. The next closest full stores are in Dunedin and
Invercargill, and the company has a distribution arrangement
with a store in Alexandra.
The opening of the Queenstown
store will bring the number of Dick Smith Electronics New
Zealand stores to 59. A new store also opened in Warkworth
this week, and in the past four months the company has
opened new stores in Masterton, Westgate (Waitakere), Napier
and Upper Hutt. It has also doubled the size of its Hamilton
Dick Smith Electronics PowerHouse store, and will open new
stores in Whakatane and at Wellington airport before
Opening specials include 20 desktop computers
at $697 each, and 50 DVD playe