Garmin to Open Retail Outlet in Chicago
Garmin International Inc. announced plans Monday to open a retail store on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” on Michigan Avenue, home to 3.3 million square feet of retail space. The store, which should be open in time for the 2006 holiday season, will showcase Garmin GPS navigation tools and give customers access to product demonstrations, interactive kiosks, training, seminars and product support. The Garmin retail network will also use this space for meetings and training. Dr. Min Kao, Garmin’s chairman and CEO, explains, “We want to use this location as a destination to excite and energize our customers, generate buzz, and further propel sales among all of our retailers.”
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