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Retail

Adelaide's retail precincts are constantly evolving to provide residents and visitors with a multitude of options from major brands to boutique offerings. Spread throughout the city from east to west, north and south, retail dominates several of the main thoroughfares.

At Adelaide's heart is Rundle Mall, the State's premier shopping precinct.  A recently-completed $30m upgrade and significant improvements to the David Jones and Myer department stores have positioned the Mall as a compelling destination.  Apple, Ted Baker, Tiffany & Co, KoKo Black and Jamie Oliver have recently established stores in the precinct.  New flagship brands an fashion labels are expected to join more than 700 specialty retailers located in the Mall and adjacent arcades.

Cafes and pop-up outlets now punctuate the east-west pathway that links two other important retail precincts, Adelaide's East and West ends.

Adelaide's East End, centred on Rundle Street, draws on some of the city's oldest architecture to set the scene; a blend of hospitality and boutique retail shopfronts. The West End hosts a more eclectic mix with vintage shops smattered among a thriving collection of Adelaide's newest small bars and restaurants.

The City of Adelaide offers many diverse opportunities for new retailers wanting to establish near thousands of City workers, tourists, students and shoppers. There are many exciting clusters of retailers, cafes and restaurants along main streets such as Hutt Street, Gouger Street, O'Connell Street and Waymouth Street.  King William Street is home to Jamie's Italian restaurant, 2KW rooftop bar and the top class Mayfair Hotel.

The success of the Adelaide Oval precinct continues to attracts crowds of more than 40,000 patrons from all over Adelaide to attend football, cricket and events close to the new Riverbank Precinct.  Major developments in the City including Rundle Mall, the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute medical centre and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital have lifted the profile of the City as a destination.

Over 700,000 residents live within a twenty five minute drive of our very accessible City. Over 5000 car spaces are provided within 100 metres of Rundle Mall while the Adelaide Central Market fresh food precinct provides parking directly above the 80 food stalls.

Come and join over 5000 retailers and other businesses in the retail capital of South Australia.

For more information visit www.adelaidecityretail.com.au and download the Experience Adelaide City Retail Strategy 2015-2020 

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$10.0 billion (2000)
$18.6 billion (2014)

Average increase p/a $276 million
Average Annual growth 1.7%

$425 million

Value Add (Economic Contribution) 2012-13