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Topic: Apple Retail

Launch of Apple's EasyPay retail self-checkout deemed a success

12/06/2011, 02:12 pm

Apple's newly launched retail self-checkout program, which allows customers to pay for an in-store transaction on their phone without speaking to a store employee, has reportedly gotten off to a successful start.

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Leaked social media policies emphasize Apple's secrecy mantra

12/02/2011, 08:12 pm

A leaked document outlining employee guidelines summarizes Apple's unwavering commitment to secrecy, allows little margin for error in a culture saturated by social media.

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MTA tells New York to 'bring it on' & investigate Apple's Grand Central lease

12/02/2011, 11:12 am

Unfazed by plans to investigate Apple's lease on prime property in New York's Grand Central Terminal, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority struck back on Friday against what officials feel have been "inaccurate" reports.

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New York state investigating Apple's low-cost Grand Central lease

12/01/2011, 01:12 pm

After a story revealed that Apple is paying a lower-than-average rate for its new Grand Central Terminal megastore, a New York state official is now investigating the lease.

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Apple negotiated 'unique' bargain for Grand Central store lease

11/30/2011, 04:11 pm

Apple is said to be paying less per square foot for its Grand Central Station store, and will not share any of its sales with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as part of a "unique" and advantageous deal for the company.

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Apple teases Grand Central store will open 'soon,' Dec. 9 rumored

11/23/2011, 01:11 pm

Apple has begun advertising that its new retail store at New York's Grand Central Station will be "arriving soon," while a new rumor claims the store will open on Dec. 9.

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Grand Central Apple Store won't open by Black Friday

11/22/2011, 06:11 pm

The unveiling of what is to be the largest Apple Store in the world, a retail space in New York's Grand Central Terminal, will not take place on Black Friday as rumored earlier this week.

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Select Apple Stores to open at midnight and 4AM on Black Friday

11/22/2011, 05:11 pm

In preparation for Black Friday, a majority of Apple Stores in the U.S. will open their doors early between 5AM and 9AM, 18 locations will reportedly start the day at 4AM and at least five will start sales at midnight.

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'Daunting' global search for new retail chief may prompt Apple to hire internally

11/14/2011, 09:11 am

Though Apple has partnered with a global executive search firm to find a new head of its retail operations, the difficulty of the search may prompt the company to simply promote someone from within its ranks.

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Retail self-checkout, pickup options added to Apple Store app for iOS

11/08/2011, 08:11 am

Apple has updated its official Apple Store application for iOS, adding the new "Personal Pickup" option, as well as an "Easy Pay" feature, which allows customers to pay for an item on their own, direct from an iPhone, while in a retail store.

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Apple initiating 'union awareness' training for retail managers

11/07/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday will launch a new mandatory training program to educate its retail managers on how to deal with unions.

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iPhone 4S demand persists as about 85% of Apple stores see daily stock-outs

11/07/2011, 09:11 am

Consumer interest in the iPhone 4S has not waned since the handset went on sale last month, as one new analysis has found most Apple stores run out of stock on a daily basis.

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Apple unveils redesigned, simpler Fifth Ave glass cube

11/04/2011, 09:11 am

Apple on Friday took the wraps off of its flagship store on New York City's Fifth Avenue, revealing its new glass cube entrance that sports a simpler look with fewer panes.

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Apple unveiling redesigned Fifth Ave glass cube on Friday

11/03/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple will temporarily close its flagship Fifth Ave retail store in New York on Thursday evening in preparation for the unveiling of the newly redesigned glass cube on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern.

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UK tribunal upholds Apple's firing of retail employee for critical Facebook post

11/01/2011, 08:11 pm

A British Employment Tribunal has upheld Apple's decision to dismiss a retail store employee who violated company policy by posting derogatory comments about his employer on the Facebook social networking site.

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Apple retail chief Ron Johnson officially departs with no replacement

11/01/2011, 10:11 am

As was previously announced, Apple's head of retail operations, Ron Johnson, departed the company on Tuesday, though Apple has not yet named a successor.

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Apple's in-store pickup option expands to New York City stores

10/31/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple continues to expand its new in-store pickup option, as customers in New York City can now pick up online purchases from the company's retail locations.

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Solar farm, 'spaceship' campus to help Apple expenses reach $8B

10/31/2011, 10:10 am

Apple's capital expenditures in its 2012 fiscal year are projected to increase by $3.4 billion, as the company gears up for major projects like its new solar farm in North Carolina, and a new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple retail customers to gain self-checkout option via iOS app

10/31/2011, 09:10 am

Apple plans to give retail customers the ability to finalize their own in-store purchases via its iOS application for the iPhone, according to a new report.

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Apple grows employee headcount to 60K, building space to 13.2M square feet

10/27/2011, 12:10 am

A recently filed 10-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by Apple reveals that the number of full-time employees at the company has swelled to 60,400, while owned or leased building space has increased to 13.2 million square feet.

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