Our People

We have extensive experience and knowledge within our team, and we bring together the necessary specialists in order to provide a full turnkey service for our clients.

Mike Parkinson
Director

Mob: 0275 831 601
Email: mike@newyorkdeli.co.nz

Mike has extensive experience in large-scale operations within the retail sector, both as a consultant and as a direct employee.

Jack Meertens
Director

Mob: 021 704 541
Email: jack@newyorkdeli.co.nz

Jack has vast experience in large-scale development, operations and management in the restaurants, hotel and tourism and retail industries.

Retail Focus was established in 2009 to provide consultancy services to the retail and property industries, with a special interest in helping overseas companies set up infrastructure, and gain entry into the New Zealand market.

Our team at Retail Focus has the combined knowledge and experience to manage the whole process, from procuring and developing appropriate restaurant sites around the country, to designing and managing restaurant fitouts, and developing programmes for franchisee selection and coordination.

The Directors of Retail Focus worked with Burger King for a number of years establishing 75 restaurants nationwide. Subsequently were also involved in the introduction of Carl’s Jr into the New Zealand market and established 7 successful “drive thru” restaurants (including a world record opening week sales) before our client sold his business to another Carl’s Jr franchisee. The team also introduced the Miami Grill brand to New Zealand opening its first store in December 2014

In 2016 we established FOOD CONCEPTS Ltd to allow us to more appropriately focus our business in the retailing of food, be it QSR-fast casual-café’s-restaurants-food franchises, representing both local and overseas retailers.