Samsung has closed its flagship London retailer
Identical to that, Samsung has determined to shut its flagship ‘Expertise Retailer’ in London. Solely ten of those shiny shops exist throughout the UK, and the one in Westfield Stratford buying middle was Samsung’s crown jewel, enjoying host to quite a few early hen product launches such because the Galaxy Notice eight and Galaxy S III. The shop’s disassembly started final night time, whereas a discover knowledgeable clients of its instant closure. Samsung says it should do its upmost, “the place attainable,” to seek out staff at Westfield new jobs, and emphasised that it is “absolutely dedicated” to its remaining shops throughout the UK. It is a stark assertion — for therefore a few years, there’s been no expense spared for Samsung, with big advertising campaigns, numerous pop-up shops and even an airport takeover. However the firm’s income are in decline because it faces recent competitors from youthful smartphone makers reminiscent of Xiaomi. Samsung has already deserted its laptop computer enterprise in Europe, and with handset gross sales on the downward slide, it is no shock the agency is scaling again its retail ambitions.
– Najeeb Khan (@najeebster) December 23, 2014