Samsung Reportedly Hires Senior Apple Store Designer

Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:33am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4589 views

Samsung has reportedly hired a senior Apple Store designer as it considers a larger push into U.S. retail, according to The Information.

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. Earlier in his career he worked for Gehry Partners, the firm of famed architect Frank Gehry.

Back in April, Samsung announced that it will would 'Samsung Experience Shops' in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. However, the company has yet to open a company-owned retail store in the United States.

Gudgel's hiring may indicate that Samsung is planning to follow Microsoft's lead in launching a direct rival to Apple's popular retail stores. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for more details as they become available.

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Ken - December 18, 2013 at 8:42am
Samsung thinks it's becoming aspirational; it's like people lusting after a Kia.
K - December 18, 2013 at 2:39am
I heard enough of their plan to spy on him.
2600Sam - December 18, 2013 at 1:20am
yet another attempt of samsuck to copy Apple
Keith - December 18, 2013 at 1:20am
At least you wouldn't have to wait in lines at the Samsung Store. Lol It would be like a Car dealership, where the "sales people" are waiting around for customers to come in. Boooooo
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