The Good Guys Mile End celebrates its 10th anniversary this month having established itself as a premier near-city shopping destination and community champion.
The store, on Railway Terrace, opened in December 2004 as part of the first phase of the then newly-established Mile End Homemaker Centre.
The Good Guys Mile End Store Proprietor David Brooks has been there from day one and is proud his store has achieved the milestone despite tough economic times and a changing retail landscape.
“It’s been a real honour to watch not only the retail landscape grow and change, but to be a part of the Adelaide community for the past 10 years,” David said.
“The customer now has an increased power and a wider range of choices.”
“Some of the biggest changes I’ve witnessed first-hand have been the much wider range of products, the growing expectations placed on staff and the introduction of value-add services, such as appliance installation.”
Mr Brooks, a former marketing manager in the retail and telecommunications sector, said plans for the future include a third major refurbishment and continuing to support the local community. This includes through the store’s cause partner, Cara.
The Good Guys Mile End has donated thousands to the disability support service and also helped support its programs, events and fundraisers.
Mr Brooks expects this year’s biggest Christmas sellers to include activity monitors such as Fit Bit, Jamie Oliver merchandise, healthy food appliances such as slow juicers, iPhones and iPads, Go Pros and Smart TVs.