The Warehouse

PHOTO:CHERIE SIVIGNON/STUFF The Warehouse Group has confirmed the closure of three stores. A fourth, in Dunedin, will become an online fulfilment centre or “dark” store.

Dunedin’s central city The Warehouse is to close to the public and become a “dark store”, used only for online order fulfilment.

The retail giant is working through consultation with its staff on a restructure that would result in the loss of more than 900 jobs.


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In June, the company said it was starting a consultation process looking at the closures of the Noel Leeming Henderson Clearance Centre and Tokoroa store, The Warehouse Whangaparāoa, Johnsonville (Wellington) and Dunedin central stores and Warehouse Stationery Te Awamutu.

It is understood the Whangaparāoa store will close in January, the Johnsonville at the end of August, the Warehouse Stationery in Te Awamutu will close in mid-October and the Dunedin The Warehouse store will close to the public in August.