Officeworks stores in Australia – already pretty big – are likely to get even bigger as the Wesfarmers-owned chain plans to add new product lines, including drones and 3D printing. The moves comes as Officeworks already dominates the office supplies business in Australia and continues to show growth.
“We’re a $1,8-billion business in a $55-billion market with plenty of room to grow,” Officeworks MD Mark Ward told Fairfax Media.
He says Officeworks is now considering opening larger stores to accommodate its expanding offering – including drones. New stores could be between 3 000 and 4 000 square metres, compared with the stores’ current average size of 1 200 square metres.