Apple’s retail stores are famous, taking on almost the status of local landmarks with their flagship locations in cities like New York. But how exactly did the Mac maker position their brick-and-mortar sales operations as something larger than life? A newly unearthed video sheds some light on what went into evolving Apple Retail from its humble origins to its iconic present day status. → Read More
Apple has once again come out on top in a RetailSails analysis of the top performing brick-and-mortar U.S. retail chains. Apple Retail does around $6,050 in sales volume per square feet in the United States in 2012. That’s more than double the next chain on the list, luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. In general, Apple is rubbing elbows with boutique operations, like Coach, Vera Bradley and… → Read More
Apple is reportedly considering the opening of physical Apple Retail locations in India, but the WSJ reports that that could be a problem because of an Indian regulation that says foreign retailers have to source 30% of the value of the goods they sell from Indian firms. That would be very hard for Apple to manage, since its components come primarily from Chinese suppliers. But if it can get on… → Read More
Apple’s bringing its brick-and-mortar retail operations to Sweden for the first time tomorrow, with a new flagship location at Täby Centrum in the city of Täby, which is just about 20 miles outside of Stockholm.
The new store opening is timed coincidentally around the launch of the iPhone 5, but when that device hits shelves next Friday, September 21, the newest Apple Store won’t be… → Read More