Inside JB Hi-Fi's new concept store: photos

Inside JB Hi-Fi's new concept store: photos

Summary: Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi today opened its latest concept store in the new Westfield complex in Sydney CBD and company CEO Terry Smart spoke to ZDNet Australia about how the store came to be.

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  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    The massive JB Hi-Fi logo adorning the front door is displayed on a large screen, complete with a specials-ticker that surrounds the store.

    The concept store spent six months in the design phase before a six week roll-out.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Inside the concept store, each vendor is given its own space to fill with its gadgets and wares, as opposed to the traditional approach of organising goods by section.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Terry Smart, CEO of JB Hi-Fi, spoke to ZDNet Australia about the concept, saying that the company looked to Japanese department stores for inspiration on how to build "dense retail spaces".

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    gikku-2ce6c
    • Yes, I did, thank you. :)
      anonymous
  • I like that they have headphones available to try, if there is one thing that annoys me to no end it's the amazing differences between 2 similar headphones, and usually you've got no way to tell what's good and what's bad.
    m00nh34d
  • It's like a scruffy kid dressed up for church. Looks prettier but same ratbag kid.
    xBeanie
  • I like how everything looks slick, hi-tech and stylish yet they still have their tacky, scrappy looking hand written price cards that look like they are from a dodgy $2 shop.
    grogboy