Story: Shops

Parallel Imported Ltd

Parallel Imported Ltd

Parallel Imported is a chain of four stores in Auckland, and also sells goods over the internet. Parallel importers compete with traditional retailers by importing items directly from overseas. These are the same goods that are sold by authorised agents for particular brands. By not dealing with local suppliers, licensees or agents, goods can often be sold more cheaply. Parallel importing has been allowed in New Zealand since 1998.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Contemporary retailing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 March 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016