Samsung has hired former Apple retail store designer, Tim Gudgel, who was a senior retail store designer at Apple for the past five years, this is the second retail executive that Samsung have hired from Apple.
Apple’s retail stores are extremely successful, the company makes large profits from the store, and now it looks like Samsung intends to do something similar.
Forget the floating Google showrooms. When it comes to retail, Samsung Electronics is contemplating a bigger plunge.
The South Korean company’s U.S. telecom unit recently hired a senior Apple store designer, Tim Gudgel, as it ponders a deeper investment in U.S. retail, according to two people close to the company. Mr. Gudgel specializes in store design and planning.
Apple has over 400 retail stores around the world, and Samsung is obviously looking to increase sales of its devices and brand awareness with the launch of its own retail stores.
As yet there are no details on how many stores Samsung plans to launch, the certainly have plenty of cash from all of their smartphone and tablet sales.