Michael Hill Plans to Expand Bevilles Throughout Australia
Michael Hill expects to open new Bevilles stores across Australia following its acquisition of the jeweler, with some locations to launch before the holidays.
“I am excited by the addition of Bevilles to the Michael Hill portfolio of brands, and our early insights only reinforce its complementary strategic fit and reaffirms the opportunity to grow the Bevilles brand and take its offering nationally,” Michael Hill CEO Daniel Bracken said last week. “Discussions are already well advanced to secure new store locations to open prior to Christmas and for entry into a new state market in the new year.”
The Australia-based retailer bought the 26-branch Bevilles in April for AUD 45.1 million ($30 million). It plans to take the jewelry chain international, with the hopes of achieving 80 shops across Australia, New Zealand and Canada by 2028.
Group revenue increased 6% to AUD 628.1 million ($423.7 million) for the full fiscal year that ended July 2. Sales in Australia grew 9% to AUD 331 million ($222.9 million) and were up 6% in New Zealand to NZD 132.4 million ($82 million). In Canada, revenue rose 0.4% to CAD 158.1 million ($119.7 million).
Michael Hill currently operates 172 stores in Australia, including Bevilles; 46 in New Zealand; and 86 in Canada.
Image: A Michael Hill store in Queensland, Australia. (Shutterstock)