By Claire Reilly
Myer has joined its fierce department store rival David Jones as a member of the Narta buying group. Other members of Narta include Winning Appliances, JB Hi-Fi, Betta Home Living and Bing Lee.
Having systematically divested itself from major appliances and some of its electrical categories over the last 24 months, Myer’s new membership of Narta appears to strengthen its competiveness in the important small appliance categories.
“I can confirm that Myer joined Narta buying group effective 1 January 2013,” said Myer GM, corporate affairs, Jo Lynch.
“Being part of Narta gives us greater access to stock and a broader range of products, delivers better availability of products…as well as providing access to special deals and offers, which ultimately brings greater benefits to our customers.
“We have very strong relationships with our suppliers and this continues — there is no change to current arrangements with our suppliers.”
Additional reporting by Patrick Avenell