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JB Hi-Fi driving strong gains with surging Aussie growth, despite NZ decline
The company reported a $1.1 billion rise in total sales revenue in its half-year 2018 results.
12 Feb 18
Oppo signs PB Tech deal as it ramps up NZ presence
PB Tech has inked a deal to provide Oppo phones in New Zealand as the Chinese smartphone vendor extends its local footprint.
11 Sep 17
'Disappointing' Kiwi results lead to improvement strategy for JB Hi-Fi
JB HiFi says it is finalising a two year strategy to improve its performance in the NZ market following ‘disappointing’ financial performance here.
14 Aug 17
JB Hi-Fi posts record sales and earnings for H1 despite NZ sales decline
JB Hi-Fi has reported record sales and earnings results for the first half of 2015, clocking a 23.6% increase in revenue which hit $2.6 billion.
13 Feb 17
JB Hi-Fi NZ profit slumps despite revenue growth
JB Hi-Fi NZ has seen its final profit for last financial year almost halved, despite an 11% rise in revenue and a jump of nearly 13% in gross profit.
23 Jan 17
JB Hi-Fi sales up; new chief executive takes over reins
JB Hi-Fi's sales continue to climb as it heads into the Christmas period with new products, technologies and stores on the cards.
31 Oct 16
JB Hi-Fi buys The Good Guys for cool $870 million
“The acquisition is a very attractive strategic opportunity for JB Hi-Fi and significantly enhances our offering in the $4.6B home appliances market."
13 Sep 16
JB Hi-Fi profit climbs on back of Dick Smith departure
Dick Smith Electronics' failure has had a golden lining for JB Hi-Fi, which has seen its profit and sales climb since DSE's exit from the market.
18 Aug 16
The Good Guys appoints managers for IPO, ASX listing
The Good Guys is stepping up its plans for an IPO and ASX listing appointing managers for the process - but is still open to 'alternate proposals'.
24 May 16
JB Hi-Fi Kiwi sales, profit up
JB Hi-Fi's fortunes are in sharp contrast to its competitor Dick Smith, with sales and profit up for JB Hi-Fi's New Zealand business.
10 Feb 16
Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi to sell Microsoft laptop
Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi steal the march as the first retailers to win the rights to sell Microsoft's Surface Book.
11 Jan 16
Big name tech retailers fail to win customer support in Consumer survey
New Zealand’s big name electronics stores have been slammed in a new Consumer NZ survey, with only 40% of some store’s customers recommending them.
11 Nov 15
Which Kiwi electronics retailers are winning with consumers?
A new Canstar Blue survey shows which Kiwi electronics retailers are tops in their customers' eyes - and also reveals Kiwis love of 'showrooming'.
05 Nov 15
JB Hi-Fi NZ earnings drop 50% on skinnier margins, flat sales
JB Hi-Fi's New Zealand earnings halved in the latest financial year as the Australian retailer's margins shrank and sales were little changed.
10 Aug 15
EXCLUSIVE: JB Hi-Fi Kiwi manager gone, no replacement planned
JB Hi-Fi's NZ general manager has exited the company, but the retailer has reconfirmed its commitment to the market with $15+ million in investment.
10 Jul 15
Samsung aiming high with Galaxy launch
Samsung is gearing up for a big Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch on Saturday - with the lure of a wealth of accessories to bolster retailer sales.
09 Apr 15
Tech gifts for your partner on Valentine's Day
If you are lucky enough not to be single, Valentine's Day this weekend is the perfect time to celebrate the love you have for your significant other.
12 Feb 15
JB Hi-Fi NZ earnings slump, while Australian market lifts
JB Hi-Fi's NZ sales and earnings fell in the first half of the financial year in what the discount consumer electronics chain says is a "very competit
02 Feb 15
The Warehouse and Noel Leeming praised for 'family friendly values'
Family First NZ is congratulating The Warehouse and Noel Leeming for removing R18 games and DVDs from its shelves, and is calling on other retailers to do likewise.
25 Nov 14
JB Hi-Fi NZ sales edge up despite market-wide tablet sales decline
"Sales in the last quarter were impacted primarily by the market-wide decline in tablet sales and weaker consumer sentiment since May."
12 Aug 14
JB Hi-Fi CEO retires... CFO takes over
"JB Hi-Fi has been an incredibly important part of my life, having been involved in the growth of the company from 10 stores to the 182 stores we have today."
24 Apr 14
JB Hi-Fi to partner with Telecom and Skinny Mobile exclusively
Telecom has today announced an exclusive partnership with JB Hi-Fi, offering customers Telecom and Skinny Mobile in store.
02 Apr 14
JB Hi-Fi bucks the trend with sales boost
Electronics retailer enjoys an earnings increase of 11% and expects more of the same through the remainder of this year and the next.
13 Aug 13
JB Hi-Fi sees first-half NZ sales fall 6%
New Zealand sales fell 6 percent in the first half from a year-earlier result boosted by the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
12 Feb 13