Nick Grayston

AuthorNick Grayston

Nick was appointed Chief Executive of The Warehouse Group in January, 2016. He moved to New Zealand from Chicago where he held leadership roles with Sears Holdings, including president of footwear, home, fine jewellery and apparel. At Sears, Nick was responsible for leading change from traditional retail into omnichannel and integrated retail, building profitable businesses, driving operational turnarounds, changing business models and leading high-performance teams. Prior to Sears, Nick held senior executive positions with Foot Locker Inc companies including president and chief executive of Foot Locker, Footaction and Kid’s Foot Locker in New York and other leadership roles in Canada and Europe. He has also held planning, allocation and merchandising roles at a number of leading retailers in the United Kingdom including Laura Ashley, Woolworths, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.

The Net Zero Path in the Retail Sector

The Warehouse Group is one of New Zealand’s largest retailers. It has numerous properties, a significant vehicle fleet, a comprehensive technology network and is founded on the ability to source affordable products from all over the world, which of course requires transportation. The business has for years been aware of its environmental footprint and subsequently had already started down the...

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