About Farmers


At Farmers we value our people and the experiences we deliver to our customers. Key to customer experiences are our people as it's their efforts that have kept customers coming back for 100 years.

To ensure our customers continue to be delivered amazing experiences, we strive to make Farmers:

  1. An environment for personal growth and career development
  2. A workplace which gives you a sense of belonging
  3. A strong supporter of the Community
  4. A workplace with perks
  5. An iconic retail brand

Creating an environment for your personal growth and development

No matter what your career path, you will find support, training and encouragement along the way. When you work for Farmers, you receive training and support even before your first day.

Farmers appreciates and values employee knowledge and experience, and is why promoting from within is common. There are always opportunities to develop into more senior roles and be rewarded accordingly.


A Sense of Belonging

To make sure you immediately feel like your part of the store team, on your first day you are provided a "Buddy". A "Buddy is your guide and mentor, supporting you and answering your questions". You are never alone.

At Farmers, you not only belong to the Farmers family, you belong to the community.

Farmers and Your Community

In 2015, Farmers contributed $2.1 million to charities throughout New Zealand. Farmers contribute both money and hundreds of hours each year of employee time to support and drive great causes.

A recent example of Farmers efforts was in December 2015 where $678,115 was raised for Hospice.

We believe by focussing our effort on these selected charities we can impact the largest amount of people within New Zealand.

We are committed to supporting the community that supports us. With 59 stores nationwide we are proud to assist with the wellbeing of the New Zealand community, and have done for over 100 years.




Enjoy the perks

Other than working for a retail institution with over 100 years of history, you have the opportunity to enjoy many perks:

  1. Staff discounts
  2. Group discount schemes
  3. Market competitive remuneration packages
  4. A culture of promoting from within

Head to our Vacancies page now and become part of the Farmers family.


The 100 Year History of an Iconic Retail Brand

Farmers is a Kiwi icon, a much loved NZ retailer since 1909. What started as a mail order company quickly grew to become NZ's leading department store renowned for quality, customer service and value for money. While we have come along way since 1909, our values remain the same.


Farmers Today

Farmers today is a thriving, modern department store, with a large range of contemporary home and fashion merchandise. Proudly Kiwi owned Farmers operates in 59 department stores in rural and city locations around the country.

We position ourselves as "Your Department Store" because our stores and product ranges are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of our customers ensuring the very best range of on-trend home and fashion merchandise.

Have a look at our retail site to learn more about or amazing product ranges designed for the Kiwi consumer.

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