Farmers is a chain of 56 department stores operating across New Zealand. We specialise in family fashion, beauty, homewares, furniture, electronics and large appliances/whiteware. At Farmers, we are committed to supporting the community that supports us. Below is the Farmers information like contact number, store locations, hours, email, address and near me locations of Farmers.
A company founded by Robert Laidlaw in 1909 as “Laidlaw Leeds” sold agricultural related goods through mail order catalogues, following a successful American model. It was bought by Farmers Union members in 1910. For example the Clevedon branch approved formation of a farmers union indenting and trading association at its 1910 meeting.
The centre of operations was a high rise warehouse and office complex in Auckland’s Hobson Street. In 1920 a retail space was opened to the public in the building. The coop also bought many local stores in the Auckland province in 1920, by which time it had 32 store.