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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.