Share on Reddit reddit One of New Zealand's best known retail chains is marching ever closer to oblivion, with all of Dick Smith's local outlets set to be closed by April Receivers Ferrier Hodgson, who took control of the business after it collapsed in January, released the final store closure dates this afternoon. According to the statement, Dick Smith has 55 outlets still trading in New Zealand and Pukekohe will be the first of those to close today. The remaining outlets will close by the end of next week. Dick Smith's central Auckland and Newmarket stores will be some of the last to close on April 29, while the last of the Aussie stores will stop trading on May 3.
Initially, the business focused on installing and servicing car radios. In , the business's success required it to move to bigger premises, first Atkinson Street, St Leonards , later Carlotta Street, Artarmon with flagship store nearby, on the Pacific Highway, Gore Hill. Alongside the car radio business, he opened "Dick Smith Wholesale". The business catered to electronics hobbyists, meeting a need Smith had felt.
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What you should know about Dick Smith Electronics, Te Rapa Tablet in Hamilton, Computer Tables in Hamilton, Laptop in Hamilton, Electronics in Hamilton In , as a young electronics technician with a love for anything with wires, Dick Smith took a leap of faith with a investment to found the Dick Smith brand we know and love today. In the beginning, Dick focused his energy towards installing and servicing car radios. It was built to be a playground for electronics hobbyists like Dick himself, and sold a huge array of electronics components to professionals and weekend hobbyists alike. By , the company had grown to 20 stores and Dick had sold 60 of the company's working share to Woolworths Limited. There is a strong history of passion in the Dick Smith community for how technology can improve our lives, and we look forward to helping make it more affordable and accessible for all.