About Us

Established in 1968 Composite is a purchasing and retail service cooperative whose members are businesses that join to improve their competitiveness in the market place and create additional wealth.

Composite exists to meet its members’ needs, allowing independent retailers to compete with ‘large chain’ businesses by pooling purchasing power for goods and services, and lowering members’ operating costs.
Being a member with non-competing like-retailers you retain your independence but you are never alone.


Our Vision To be the most rewarding retail buying and support group 


Our MissionCreating wealth for the independent retailer 


Our Values   


Composite is governed by a Board of Directors.  The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to represent the shareholder members.  The Board of directors is the highest governing authority of Composite and will protect and enhance members’ assets. Our current directors are:

Chairman (Menswear)

Darrell Smith, Andersons, Wanganui

Deputy Chairman (Furniture)

Bryan Stott, Bryan's Furniture, Masterton


Craig Taylor, TAYLORS….we love shoes, Richmond


Lyn Harvey, H & J Smith Ltd, Invercargill


Wendy Kennard-Gooch, Sassys, Christchurch


Hendon Shea, Flooring First Thames Coromandel


Roy Clements, Christchurch



To find out more about us, please contact us at admin@compositeretail.coop.