Word on the streets is that Samsung has big plans for its retail side of the business, Samsung Electronics recently hired former Apple retail store designer, Tim Gudgel, who was a senior retail store designer at Apple for the past five years. Gudgel is the second retail executive that Samsung has snatched up from Apple..
Apple’s retail store are currently a cash cow for the company, Apple makes large profits from its retail stores and it seems that Samsung Electronics has a similar idea for the brand. Apple currently have over 400 retail stores around the world, and Samsung appears to be planning something similar to increase brand awareness and increase sales.
“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.“