In Manila last week I took a good look at this magazine store within a store at the Landmark department store at Makati. It offered more titles than your average newsagency – 1,000 I would say. Most were older issues, making me wonder if they purchased returns in bulk. All titles were bagged, blocking browsing.
I like how they displayed the magazine titles. Someone with a special interest could browse these racks, meaning the vendor could drive a space efficiency level far greater than Australian newsagents get with traditional and even the more recent magazine fixturing. With floorspace our largest single cost we need to be looking at all display options – including what I saw last week.
Click on the image for a large version. be sure to look at the counter at the front – it’s like the operator built a fortress for themselves.