Industry News Events

LiTMUS LABS opens at Melbourne Central

Melbourne Centra

In an Australian retail first which opened last week on the 18 October, Melbourne Central shopping centre welcomed the launch of a new concept offering that will ‘bring the internet to life’ in a unique convergence of digital and physical retail.

LiTMUS LABS showcases the latest cutting edge consumer products from all over the world, and invites consumers to experience, rate, and be immersed in each product.

LiTMUS LABS will merge the digital, physical and personal retail experience, allowing customers to discover, touch, play, share and buy the latest innovations from around the world.

Featuring unique and exciting ideas – many of which may never have been seen outside of the internet – LiTMUS LABS will house exciting consumer trends such as smart home devices, 50km an hour electric bicycles, the world’s most portable woodfire pizza oven, and digital art for the home.

“Our partnership with LiTMUS LABS builds on GPT’s strong track record of introducing ‘first to market’ brands and retail concepts into its shopping centres,” said GPT Head of Leasing, Retail, Damien O’Connor.

“LiTMUS LABS is part of an emerging trend already seen overseas where online retailers and brands are seeking central locations with high foot traffic where people can test their products in a physical environment.”

“Attracting close to 60 million visitors a year, Melbourne Central is an ideal location for emerging online brands to showcase their products and we expect the trend for online retailers to seek physical shelf space to continue,” said O’Connor.

Co-founder and owner of LiTMUS LABS Dene Heath said: “Consumers are wanting to do more than shop. They are seeking out the latest ideas, comparing value and models, and continuously rating their experiences. LiTMUS has created a 360 degree shopping platform, where our customers can not just see and feel the latest, but share, comment, and be part of future innovations”.

Located at the front of the historic Coop’s Shot Tower inside Melbourne Central, LiTMUS LABS customers will see continual change, with regular innovation drops, and the latest technologies rapidly on offer.

An Australian retail first, LiTMUS LABS

About the author

Shopping Centre News

Shopping Centre News (SCN) is in the ‘information business’, and is perceived as such by its readers. Daily industry news makes a must-visit as part of the morning routine for those who want to keep right across the latest retail developments and events, while SCN's premium magazine is the leading publication for the shopping centre industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Known as the ‘industry bible’ SCN is printed five times a year with fascinating, in-depth features and important critical analysis written by known industry insiders as well as the popular ‘Guns’ reports, which ranks Australian shopping centre performances. Shopping Centre News is the only publication in the world that features centre statistics on Turnover, Turnover per square metre and Specialty Shop turnover per square metre for every major centre in Australia.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment