South Australia became the last state to be exposed to the Harvey Norman retailing phenomenon when it opened a new computers and communications super store in the south-western Adelaide suburb of Marion.
According to Tony Gattari, general manager, Harvey Norman, computers and communications, the store is as big as three and a half basketball courts and will be the biggest and best yet.
"With each new store opening we improve on previous models," said Gattari. "The Marion store will have the best of the best when it comes to shop fittings and floor layout as well as the latest in technology and products."
The new Marion store brings the total number of Harvey Norman computers and communications stores in Australia to 83 with a further 10 planned for the near future. The retailing giant is expecting to turn over in excess of $14 million in the first year at the new location.
These include two more in South Australia (Enfield and Adelaide city), four in Western Australia (Joondalup, Guildford, Port Kennedy and O'Connor), two in NSW (Liverpool and Tweed Heads) and one each in Queensland (Noosa) and the Northern Territory (Darwin).