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How-To Retail: Episode 2 – Rockshop

1 July 2021

Episode 2:

Thirty stores in thirty years, and still growing.

Brett Wells started doing things differently in 1986, and helped transform the business from an old boys’ club, to the iconic Rockshop we see across New Zealand today.

In this 15 minute episode, Brett discusses:

  • Pivoting from farming to music retailing.
  • Growing through good times, bad times.
  • Rockshop‘s diverse team of instore musicians.
  • Managing supply chain issues.
  • Their next steps, with technology and automation.
Brett Wells from the Rockshop, New Zealand

“It’s not what we do, it’s who we are. And that informs the sense of purpose that I have about everyday at work. I’m able to translate that passion to the people that work for us. When they come here, they understand that we are a retailer, we got things to sell, but we have a strong community function.”

Brett Wells, Rockshop

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