Forget “Flagships”, Here Come “Significant Stores”

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In the late 1990’s, a struggling US electronics manufacturer decided it had had enough of being squeezed by retailers for margin, and being undercut by private label brands. So a plan was hatched to “go vertical”; take the brand direct to customers through its own retail stores. Commentators at the time were damning. “I give […]

What’s In Store With Apple

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The first Apple Store in the Southern Hemisphere is set to open in Sydney at 5pm next Thursday June 19th, an event eagerly awaited by geeks around the world. “So what,” you might say, “you can already buy Apple gear in other retailers.” Very true, but the genius of retailing through The Apple Store is […]