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Looking for retail franchise or shop franchise in New Zealand? Find bed franchises, video franchises, book shops, post & postal franchises, shoe shops, sports shoe franchises, liquor franchises, plastic goods franchises, grocery stores or home decorating franchises.

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Pack & Send New ZealandArrow | retail

Pack & Send move and handle freight through a network of retail stores with a professional custom packaging service. A one-stop shop for customers.

Investment required: from $210,000 + gst

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Cash ConvertersArrow | retail

Looking for an exceptional return on your investment? look no further than our new look Cash Converters and you will see we're not only New Zealand's favourite place to buy and sell, we're also the world's largest second-hand dealer and the market leader in short term credit services. Cash Converters has more than 700 stores internationally so you'll be buying a tried and tested, well respected brand.

Investment required: from $650,000

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Swimart Pool & Spa ServicesArrow | retail

Australasia's largest chain of pool & spa stores. Swimart commenced business in Sydney during 1983 and since that time has grown through the provision of expert friendly advice and superior customer service to be the market leader in the pool and spa service sector.

Investment required: from $175,000

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Stirling SportsArrow | retail

We play to win by delivering world-class retail experiences, inspired by sport, executed with style. Stirling Sports will provide all the training and support to build and sustain your business. Opportunities available throughout New Zealand. Retail experience is an advantage but not essential.

Investment required: from $340,000

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Para RubberArrow | retail

Iconic New Zealand retailer dominating the market in sales of foam, foam mattresses, rubber, including mats, and the iconic Para pools. Looking for energetic people serious about customer service and looking to build a successful business through determination.

Investment required: from $150,000 - $250,000

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Basic Listings

OPSMArrow | retail

You don't need to be an optometrist to enjoy the amazing financial and professional rewards of running your own optical business, you just need strong business acumen and the ability to motivate and manage a sales team.

Investment required: from

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PostShop KiwibankArrow | retail

One of NZ's largest retail networks. We offer our communities a wide range of postal and financial services for personal and business needs.

Investment required: from P.O.A.

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Harrisons Curtains & BlindsArrow | retail

Own your own interior design business. Fully supported franchise opportunity available from Harrisons Curtains & Blinds. We are now looking for individuals with a natural sense of flair and style who are considering owning their own business, backed by an iconic Kiwi owned brand.

Investment required: from $70,000

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Smith's Sports ShoesArrow | retail

Smith’s Sports Shoes’ biggest strength is the relationship between franchisor, franchisee and suppliers. What you can expect from the Smith’s team includes integrity, fun, and profitability. We focus on team building and provide support and training. Seeking people with vision, great attitude and communication skills.

Investment required: from $200,000

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Specsavers New ZealandArrow | retail

Specsavers New Zealand are leading optometrists and eye-care specialists.

Investment required: from $10,000 - $400,000

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Paper PlusArrow | retail

The largest stationery and books franchise system in Australasia. Committed to remaining a vibrant and integral part of the New Zealand retail scene. Grown to over 120 member stores nationwide with a combined sales turnover approaching $150 million a year and it’s still growing.

Investment required: from from $400,000

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BedpostArrow | retail

New Zealand’s premium specialist bedding and bedroom furniture retailer with a focus on superior customer service, top brands and expert advice. Looking for motivated owner operators passionate about selling and providing a high level of customer service.

Investment required: from from $50,000

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Night 'n Day FoodstoresArrow | retail

The Night ‘n Day Foodstore franchise, New Zealand’s leading convenience store chain offers group buying, uniformed image, full staff training, assistance in shop layouts and designs, profit reports, assistance with staff rosters, group advertising and full accounting facilities. New sites and conversion of existing businesses welcomed.

Investment required: from $400,000

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ColourplusArrow | retail

At Colourplus, we've got your style. Your local store offers all the inspiration, expertise and advice you need to turn your decorating dreams into reality. With 30 stores nationwide, offering a range of top quality paint, wallpaper, curtains, blinds, giftware and decorating accessories.

Investment required: from from $200,000

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Guthrie BowronArrow | retail

The number one home decorating franchise in New Zealand, specialising in paint, wallpaper, custom-made curtains and blinds, flooring and decorating tools. Franchisees benefit from an established name, a strong support system, central purchasing negotiation and active national advertising campaigns.

Investment required: from from $250,000

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Mister Minit Arrow | retail

Mister Minit is a shoe repair, key cutting and engraving business franchise specialising in corporate giftware solutions. Franchises are currently open to existing Mister Minit team members who are fully trained in the business. Franchise opportunities will be available in the future for outside recruitment.

Investment required: from

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Super LiquorArrow | retail

New Zealand's largest liquor retail group offering convenience, value and exceptional service. This is an expanding franchise that generates high returns for its individual owners. Would suit someone in the industry or who has previous business experience.

Investment required: from $250,000+

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Think WaterArrow | retail

Think Water is Australasia’s leading water solutions network with over 40 member businesses.

Investment required: from P.O.A

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Master Licences

By NatureArrow

By Nature was founded in 2008 to market natural cosmetics, wooden toys and handcrafted products. The company’s philosophy is based on the contribution to environmental improvement and raising awareness by promoting ecological consciousness.
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Lolita S.A.Arrow

Fashion franchise system. Most successful Latin American chain of ladies’ fashion stores already operating in 12 countries.
More info on Lolita S.A.


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Advice for New Residents in NZ (in 5 languages)

Protect your own interests as you assess any franchise business opportunity. Translated versions of this article are available in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

Why Use A Lawyer?

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