Retiring Warehouse Group chairman Graham Evans, the former Woolworths New Zealand managing director, details his career highs, his jitters over 24-hour trading and the biggest threat to New Zealand retailers.
"I could not see how I could ever keep up or surpass either of these men in my career with Woolworths. So I resigned!"
Bond + Bond brand to be merged into Noel Lemming.
The country's biggest listed retailer reiterates its forecast for this year's earnings to beat those in 2012 and sees signs of growth in consumer spending.
Group sales rise to $377.3 million in the three months ended October 28 from $370.4 million in the same period a year earlier.
Third quarter sales rise 3.3% for the Red Sheds, with gains across most goods, although apparel still lags.
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