Ex­pand­ing, re­brand­ing

Havelock North Village Press - - Front Page -

El­marie and An­drew Reid have been in busi­ness in the hub of Have­lock North for al­most two years.

They took own­er­ship of their first re­tail store Take Note with en­thu­si­asm and pas­sion.

To­day those at­tributes have helped them with their ex­pan­sion and re-brand­ing as a Pa­per Plus Se­lect store.

An ad­join­ing wall has been knocked down giv­ing the store a fresh and open feel.

Cus­tomers can now en­joy great weekly deals along with Big Deal Club Mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits. Linda Hall asked them some ques­tions?

■ First of all tell us a bit about what your store of­fers?

We have per­sonal, house­hold, nov­elty, baby gifts, gifts for all oc­ca­sions, fash­ion sta­tion­ary (chil­dren’s and adults), of­fice sta­tion­ary, games, puz­zles, mag­a­zines, books and a range of chil­dren’s toys (siku toy ve­hi­cles and Lego), cards, giftwrap and Lotto.

■ Tell us about your staff.

El­marie and Andy are the direc­tors. Tina and Nikki and Ash­leigh are your friendly as­sis­tants who are al­ways happy to share their knowl­edge and have a bit of a chat with cus­tomers — our reg­u­lars ap­pre­ci­ate their wicked sense of hu­mour

■ What’s the best thing about be­ing in busi­ness in the vil­lage?

Friendly cus­tomers and a good vibe in a thriv­ing and ex­pand­ing vil­lage.

■ What will cus­tomers gain from the ex­pan­sion and re­brand­ing to Pa­per Plus Se­lect?

They will now have a one-stop­shop that of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of top qual­ity goods. Also be­cause we are Pa­per Plus Se­lect cus­tomers will have ac­cess to Big Deal Club ben­e­fits. We will be open on Sun­days to cater for cus­tomers who haven’t got time dur­ing week. Pa­per Plus has ex­clu­sive rights to the new Mind­food Cook­book and many more ex­cit­ing ti­tles.

We have iden­ti­fied very early on the need for a big­ger range in­clud­ing gifts and toys for our cus­tomers as they love to sup­port lo­cal busi­ness and we are ex­cited to be able to of­fer this to them.

■ As we head to­ward Christ­mas what is prov­ing pop­u­lar for chil­dren?

Lego, LOL dolls, Siku, puz­zles, soft toys, board games, car games — too many to name. This is just a few.

■ And adults?

Adults can choose from our huge gift range or a good book to read,

■ What are your open­ing hours over Christ­mas and New Year?

We know the fes­tive sea­son can be manic so we have ex­tended our open­ing hours from the De­cem­ber 10 to Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day, Fri­day — open 8.45am- 6pm, Wed­nes­day, Satur­day — 8.45am — 7pm and Sun­day — 10am to 2pm. On Sun­day 23rd we will be open from 9am-4pm to cater for last-minute shop­ping.

PHOTO/FILE

From left, Nikki Gilmour, Tina Gal­lacher, El­marie Reid.

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