If you go to department stores in Japan you'll sometimes be greeted by a friendly robot.
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At the beginning of this year Dick Smith went into voluntary administration. Today its receivers have announced that all 363 stores across Australia and New Zealand will be closed over the next eight weeks.
The humble JB Hi-Fi review. You’ve seen them in-stores, you’ve seen them go viral on social media. Sometimes they’re straight down the line, others are satirical or flat out hilarious. Every once in a while they absolutely hit the nail on the head.
We spoke to numerous JB Hi-Fi ‘reviewers’. The men and women making you laugh to figure out the rules, regulations and weird little secrets behind the infamous JB Hi-Fi review.
These are the confessions of JB Hi-Fi reviewers.
Amazon, a company that made its name undercutting brick-and-mortar retailers using cheap labour and UPS, opened the doors to its first real book store in Seattle at 9:30am today (4:30am Sydney time).
Well, this is awkward. Mere days after Hot Topic announced its plans to buy ThinkGeek for $US122 million, the nerdy online retailer called the deal off. What's the deal? Well, it turns out GameStop wanted to pay $US18 million more.
Amazon, the cyber store that sells everything, plans to open its first physical store at 7 W 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan just in time for the holiday season. The experimental store will work as a mini-warehouse for some same day deliveries in New York. It will surely serve as a nice little billboard, too.
Apple's been on a tear to protect the look of its retail experiences, trademarking the design of its stores and patenting its proprietary see-through staircases. Now its glass cube flagship store in Manhattan is officially a patented design in the US, with "Steve P. Jobs" listed as one of the inventors.