Retail archive

  • New Apple Store in San Francisco to be 'more iconic' than Fifth Avenue's glass cube‏‏
    Gadgets

    New Apple Store in San Francisco to be 'more iconic' than Fifth Avenue's glass cube‏‏

    By 6 February 2014

    Apple's new flagship store planned for Union Square in San Francisco will be "more iconic" than the company's glass cube on New York's Fifth Avenue, an Apple representative said on Thursday. The new building will be built with a wall of glass, Apple and...

  • Samsung hires former Apple Store designer, are retail stores coming?
    Phones

    Samsung hires former Apple Store designer, are retail stores coming?

    By 17 December 2013

    Samsung has snatched up former Apple Store designer Tim Gudgel for a retail expansion for the company, according to The Information. Samsung is considering opening brick and mortar stores in the US, and potentially other areas worldwide, much like Apple...

  • HMV saved, will ditch tablets, docks and devices in favour of more CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
    Online

    HMV saved, will ditch tablets, docks and devices in favour of more CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays

    By 5 April 2013

    Troubled UK entertainment retailer HMV has exited administration after being rescued by restructuring firm Hilco. A deal has been struck with administrator Deloitte that will ensure all 141 remaining stores will continue to open for business, including...

  • Apple VP of Retail Jerry McDougal leaves company, as head of retail search continues
    Online

    Apple VP of Retail Jerry McDougal leaves company, as head of retail search continues

    By 15 January 2013

    Apple vice-president of retail Jerry McDougal has left the company, according to a report. IfoAppleStore reports McDougal left to spend more time with family and that his departure was not work related. He joined the company in 2000 when he was hired...

  • Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'
    Online

    Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'

    By 14 November 2012

    Comet, the UK consumer electronics retailer that was placed in administration just over a week ago, has now started its expected fire sale, with every single item in store reduced. Administrator Deloitte has posted a large notice on the brand's webpage...

  • Comet administrator accepts gift cards after all
    Online

    Comet administrator accepts gift cards after all

    By 7 November 2012

    Deloitte, the administrator handling Comet's recent woes, has announced that the chain will accept Comet gift cards still held by members of the public. In addition, gift cards issued on behalf of the charity Family Fund will also be accepted. It is perhaps...

  • Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer
    Online

    Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer

    By 1 November 2012

    GAME owner OpCapita is facing similar troubles with its Comet retail chain that led to its own buy-out of the videogames high street brand. Reports today claim that the electronics retailer is on the brink of entering administration. Like with GAME since OpCapita...

  • Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?
    Online

    Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?

    By 23 February 2012

    The rumoured Harrods Apple Store in central London could open its doors in time for the iPad 3 launch, that's according to a report from 9to5mac. Its says Harrods and Apple plan to open the new store in mid-March and - with the iPad 3 touted for an official...

  • Harrods to get own Apple Store
    Online

    Harrods to get own Apple Store

    By 20 January 2012

    Harrods, the London superstore for the super rich and/or super swanky, is to get its own Apple Store. According to sources at Harrods Company, the new concession will be situated inside the world famous department store and feature pretty much everything...

  • Asda sells digital camera for £14
    Cameras

    Asda sells digital camera for £14

    By 4 January 2012

    Asda is selling what it claims to be Britain's cheapest digital camera. At £14, it certainly sounds like a bargain, but we doubt you'll want to go on holiday with one... Unless you're a kiddie, that is. The cameras on offer are from a Disney range of...

  • Google Chrome Zone: First Google shop opens in London
    Laptops

    Google Chrome Zone: First Google shop opens in London

    By 1 October 2011

    Google has opened its first retail store within a store on London’s gadget street, Tottenham Court Road. The new store within a store, first pioneered by Apple before it started opening shops of its own, has opened in the PC World/Currys superstore...

  • Has the web finally killed the High Street?
    Online

    Has the web finally killed the High Street?

    By 16 May 2011

    Has online retail destroyed your High Street? Are there boarded up premises that used to house your local shops? And when was the last time you carried a big purchase home rather than having it sent direct to your door? These are the sorts of questions...

  • Online Christmas shopping to hit £537 million in a day
    Online

    Online Christmas shopping to hit £537 million in a day

    By 29 November 2010

    Forget about Black Friday, it's time for Manic Monday - the busiest online shopping day of the year, in which £537 million is expected to be spent online. Visa Europe has stated that more money is forked out on e-retail stores on the Monday closest to...

  • TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"
    Online

    TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

    By 19 April 2010

    TalkTalk has taken the unusual step of buying up some real estate in London and turning it into what the company is calling a "Customer Experience Centre". In plain English, that translates to a free Wi-Fi equipped lounge that only customers have access...

  • Microsoft stores will have resident geeks
    Online

    Microsoft stores will have resident geeks

    By 12 August 2009

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will have resident geeks in its retail stores following a job posting on a Microsoft personnel site. Although the company has yet to give the Retail Technical Advisor a funky name like Apple with its Geniuses, the software...

  • New Microsoft retail logo one for square fans
    Online

    New Microsoft retail logo one for square fans

    By 10 August 2009

    Microsoft has filed a trademark for a new logo it plans to spread across the world with its retail stores. Designed on the theme of the Windows flag, the new square logo will feature the familiar four colours; red, green, blue and yellow and be used on...

  • Microsoft starts work on Windows retail stores
    Online

    Microsoft starts work on Windows retail stores

    By 7 August 2009

    Microsoft has started building its first retail stores in the US Scottsdale Arizona and Mission Viejo, California. The two Microsoft retail stores will be the first of a promised many as the company tries to emulate Apple's success with the Apple Store....

  • Orange opens "Community Store" in Wales
    Online

    Orange opens "Community Store" in Wales

    By 23 July 2009

    Orange has announced the launch of three new retail formats that it says could "change Orange’s retail presence on the high street". As the first Orange HMV concessions opened up across the country, the new store formats include a "Community Store"...