After once consisting of almost 300 stores across Australia, the Retravision network will now be made up of just 24 stores — predominantly based in Western Australia — according to a new list published on the Retravision website.
The 24 stores represent the new-look Retravision franchise, following the acquisition of the brand by Narta which was effective on 1 April 2013.
According to figures from a Appliance Retailer audit, there were 265 stores operating under a Retravision shingle in May 2012. This included stores in New South Wales (56), Queensland (64), Victoria (67), Tasmania (11), South Australia (18), the Northern Territory (4) and Western Australia (44).
In less than a year, those numbers have dropped by more than 90 per cent to just 24 — consisting of 21 stores in Western Australia, two stores in South Australia and one in Queensland.
In that time, Retravision went from talks of being a “fully unified organisation” to a retail group in disarray as Retravision Southern collapsed and a vast number of retailers were forced to close or find new homes in competing buying groups.
At the end of last year, 180 old Retravision stores were told to find a new home as Retravision Western announced it was winding up its business and joining the Narta group as of 1 April 2013, saying it was “no longer able to support a stand-alone national or state business model for the Retravision brand”. Many of these stores moved to the new Leading Appliances group and Betta Home Living, or to smaller groups such as Bi-Rite and Kambo’s.
Retravision will no doubt remain a well-known name in Western Australia, with a large concentration of stores around Perth and the south-west coast (see map below). But the shift marks the end of an era for the electrical retail industry on the east coast, with just one store remaining in Queensland.
A map of Retravision’s new store network, showing state and territory capitals in red and Retravision stores in blue (click image above for a larger view).
A map of Perth and surrounds showing Retravision stores in Green.
The full list of stores in the new-look Retravision network (as published on Retravision’s website on 8 April 2013):
Albany Retravision: Shop 6, 35-37 Campbell Road, Albany 6330
Belmont Retravision: Shop 19, Belmont Shopping Centre, 277 Belmont Avenue, Belmont 6104
Bridgetown Retravision: 23 Steere Street, Bridgetown 6255
Broome Retravision: Unit 1, 32 Pembroke Street, Broome 6725
Bunbury Retravision: 59 Forrest Ave, Bunbury 6230
Busselton Retravision: 44 Bussell Highway, Busselton 6280
Cannington Retravision: 1490 Albany Highway, Cannington 6107
City Retravision: 445 Hay Street, Perth 6000
Esperance Appliance Centre: 106 Dempster Street, Esperance 6450
Joondalup Retravision: 7 Winton Road, Joondalup 6027
Kalgoorlie Retravision: 10 Federal Road, Kalgoorlie 6430
Kununurra Retravision: Whitegum Street, Kununurra 6743
Lil’s Karratha Retravision: Karratha City Shopping Centre, Karratha 6714
Lil’s Retravision: Lot 14 Throssel St, South Hedland 6722
Margaret River Retravision: 32 Station Road, Margaret River 6285
McCays Retravision: 7 Giblett Street, Manjimup 6258
Narrogin Retravision: 88 Federal Street, Narrogin 6312
Newman Retravision: Boulevard Shopping Centre, Newman 6753
Northam Retravision: 67 Fitzgerald Street, Northam 6401
O’Connor Retravision: 382 South Street, O’Connor 6163
Rockingham Retravision: 11 Enterprise Way, Rockingham 6168
Webbers Retravision: 1 Aquatic Place, North Rockhampton 4700
Dunstan’s Electrical: 255 Main Street, Clare 5453
Kadina Electrical: 38 Graves Street, Kadina 5554