Following the news about the Slumberzone-owned Forlongs, just today we heard that Guy Whittaker (right) would also be adopting the Applianceplus banner for his stores in Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.
The former 1OO% member (and 2016 Wares Awards Retailer of the Year Finalist) has confirmed that the decision was "strictly business" and about securing a "better bottom line", pure and simple.
He expects the stores to be wearing the new banner, possibly as early as the end of this month.
These additions to the stable boost Applianceplus to 15 storefronts.
Check out the origins of Applianceplus in our story from 2015.