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March 16 opening of new Houston Apple Store 'may coincide' with iPad launch

03/01/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple's new retail store in Houston, Tex., is expected to open on March 16, prompting speculation that Apple could make its third-generation iPad available for sale that same Friday.


New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

02/24/2012, 10:02 pm

Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location.


Apple's first Amsterdam retail store set to open March 3

02/22/2012, 03:02 pm

In just a week and a half, Apple will expand its retail operations to its 12th country when a new storefront opens in the Netherlands.


Apple earned $1 out of every $5 US consumers spent on electronics this holiday

02/13/2012, 03:02 pm

During the busy holiday shopping season, Apple accounted for 19 percent, or nearly one in five, of all U.S. consumer dollars spent on electronics, according to the NPD Group.


Workers' rights petitions delivered to Apple's Grand Central store

02/09/2012, 04:02 pm

As promised, activists on Thursday hand-delivered signed petitions to Apple's store in Grand Central Terminal, which were politely accepted by retail employees.


Worker abuse petitions to be delivered Thursday at Apple's Grand Central store

02/08/2012, 02:02 pm

An activist group plans to hold demonstrations at Apple retail stores around the world Thursday, with a main gathering held at Apple's Grand Central Terminal location, to highlight claims of worker abuse by the iPhone maker's overseas component suppliers.


European Apple resellers say lack of inventory is putting them out of business

02/08/2012, 09:02 am

Apple's network of authorized "Premium Resellers" across Europe have complained that they are no longer a priority since Apple began expanding its own retail locations.


Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

02/01/2012, 08:02 pm

As some pundits have questioned the wisdom in Apple's decision to bring an outsider in as its new Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly defended the hiring in an email, noting that he talked to many people and Dixons CEO John Browett was "the best by far."


Apple hires Dixons Retail CEO John Browett as new SVP of Retail

01/31/2012, 02:01 am

Apple announced on Monday that it had hired John Browett, former CEO at European Technology Retailer Dixons, to be its new Senior Vice President of Retail, a move that reflects the company's increased focus on its overseas retail operations.


Apple features 'communication to protect consumers' in Italy after court ruling

01/27/2012, 09:01 am

Apple has complied with a court order in Italy and begun informing customers at its online store about a legally mandated two-year warranty.


Apple to offer employees $500 off a new Mac, $250 off iPads - report [u]

01/26/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook reportedly informed employees this week that later this year they will be able to buy an iPad with a $250 discount, while Macs will be available for $500 off.


'Doors are now open' for Apple to expand retail presence into India

01/20/2012, 11:01 am

Apple could open its first retail stores in India, the second most populous country in the world, now that the government allows full ownership of single-brand retail stores by foreign companies.


Target confirms it will open 25 Apple store-within-a-store outlets this year

01/12/2012, 10:01 am

Target on Thursday confirmed that it plans to open 25 specialty stores dedicated to Apple products inside 25 of its existing retail locations.


Apple's 'Lucky Bags' discount promotion draws crowds in Japan

01/02/2012, 03:01 pm

Apple's participation in a cultural event in Japan known as "Lucky Bags" has drawn even more attention to the company's already popular retail stores.


French reseller sues Apple over unfair competition

12/30/2011, 12:12 am

eBizcuss, the largest Apple reseller in France, has sued Apple alleging that the company competes unfairly by favoring its own retail stores with new product inventory and by undercutting proposals to small businesses.


Italy fines Apple $1.2M for 'unfair commercial practices'

12/27/2011, 08:12 am

Apple's retail operations were fined 900,000 euros, or $1.2 million, in Italy in response to complaints of "unfair commercial practices" related to product warranties.


Interactive Grand Central Apple Store panoramic tailored to iOS devices

12/12/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple has posted a panoramic picture of its new Grand Central Terminal retail location, makes it interactive by leveraging the gyroscope found in iOS devices.


MacMall opening third Calif. retail store Saturday ahead of move into Chicago

12/09/2011, 12:12 pm

With sales of Macs growing at more than six times the industry average, MacMall on Saturday will give away thousands in Apple gear to customers attending the grand opening of its Huntington Beach retail store -- the latest component of the reseller's retail expansion plans that will it see move into Chicago early next year.


Customers line up for grand opening of Apple's Grand Central store [u]

12/09/2011, 09:12 am

Friday's grand opening of the new Apple Store in New York's Grand Central Terminal drew a crowd of customers who lined up to be among the first to shop at the massive new retail location [updated with more pictures].


Grand Central Apple Store uncovered ahead of Friday's opening

12/07/2011, 11:12 am

Apple has taken down the tarps covering the front of its soon-to-open Grand Central Terminal Store, revealing the entrance to one of its largest retail locations in the world.