Ten Popular Retail Shops In Australia
Last year around 16.5 million Australians shopped at one or more shopping centers in an average four week period. In a survey nearly half of all Australians agreed to the fact that they will go out of their way to search for a bargain. No wonder many big brand shopping centers have focused their marketing strategy around attracting more discount hungry clientele.
Below is the list of ten popular retail shops in Australia, however since not all shopping centers appeal to same crowd, the retail shops below are not listed in any particular order. Nevertheless you are going to see them a lot when in Australia.
Myer is an up-market Australian department store chain and is David Jones’s one of the biggest competitor. The store retails broad range of products across women’s, kid’s and men’s clothing and accessories.
This is not exactly a supermarket or departmental store, yet it sells plenty of stuffs including women’s clothing, children’s clothing, men’s clothing, toys, garden equipments, camping equipments, stationary, pharmaceuticals, kitchen appliances, car accessories and electrical goods. Visitors coming down from U.S. to Australia will find Kmart quite familiar.
Target appears as if slightly up-market versions of Kmart for as far as clothes are concerned. This reputation of being up-market also extends to Target’s nickname “Tar-jai”
4. Harvey Norman
This is a real big store, not just in terms of “square foot area” but also because of the fact that you can get almost everything from here including computers, electrical good, TV, garden furniture, furniture and bedding.
5. Terry White
Though Terry White may not be the biggest chemist in Australia, yet you are going to find them in most of the major shopping centers. They are doing extremely good in Australia, similar to how Boots is doing in U.K.
As the name suggests they are everything office store. You are sure to find almost everything you may possibly need for your office, in fact name it and you will find it here.
This is possibly the best place to shop for accessories if you are the kind of person who likes their pencil case to match their pencil sharpener and their eraser to compliment them both, and want everything to be in specific shade of pink.
8. The Good Guys
This is an electrical superstore, in case you are looking out for computers, TV, refrigerators, microwaves, portable heaters and air conditioners. The Good Guys have all the electrical appliances you may need for your home.
9. Dick Smith
This is also an electrical superstore just like The Good Guys, except that they don’t sell white goods. They are more kind of specialized in specialist stuffs such as electrical components like diodes, connectors and soldering irons.
10. JB Hi-Fi
JB Hi-Fi claim to have Australia’s biggest range of everything electronics such as Plasma LEDs, LCDs, computers, laptops, iPods, iPads, iPhones, MP3 Players, Home Theatres, Mobiles phones etc.