Huh? Are you joking??!!
Originally Posted by duncan-clan
I would never say never to any Uk retailer coming over, with the poor economy in the UK at the moment if any retailer wants to expand it will have to go overseas, and if it wants to take their brand with them then Canada / Australia / France / Spain are the obvious choices with so many ex pats....
Specsavers have just arrived in practically every shopping centre in Adelaide within the last couple of months, so what's to stop the others...
Everything is all down to supply and demand, if the demand exists then the supply will follow, and as for shipping of stock etc... It's all made in China and Asia, so the shipping will be cheaper into Oz... they would use a 3PL and franchise out the brand to save set up costs....
M&S is very image conscious and still see franchising very unlikely- but hey ho- hopefully they might agree with you :)
Originally Posted by Rob and Clare
I can understand missing the familiarity of shops in the UK, I missed them too when I first got here and it took a while to get used to Aussie style shopping. But then I came here to be an Aussie and live in Aussie shops, buy Aussie food, and live an Aussie life. I doubt I will ever be a surfer chick as my a*se wouldn't fit on a surfboard to be honest but once I take my glasses off I can't see anything anyway, much less a moving expanse of blue haze!!!!!
Personally I came here to get away from overpriced cr*p made in China.
I do not think it likely that there will be a Next here any time soon or an M&S. To be honest, it isn't financially viable. Hell if Tescos won't/ can't open a shop here what chance do Next or M&S have.
For those struggling to cope with Aussie shops, I feel for you, I really do but feel you may just have to get used to it.