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Topic: retail

Briefly: Japanese Apple Stores likely to kick off 'lucky bag' sales on Jan. 2

12/24/2013, 07:12 pm

While no official announcement has been made, Apple is thought to be planning its annual "lucky bag" sale in Japan for Jan. 2, as the company will be opening stores early that day at 8 a.m. local time.

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Apple dinged by consumer watchdog over specious Australian refund, return practices

12/18/2013, 03:12 am

Apple is once again under scrutiny for its product warranty practices overseas, as a consumer watchdog group in Australia has forced the company to change its refund and return policies to be in line with the country's laws.

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Apple to open larger San Francisco Stonestown store, new Duesseldorf location on Dec. 14

12/10/2013, 08:12 pm

On Dec. 14, a newly expanded San Francisco Apple Store in Stonestown will reopen to the public, while on the other side of the world, a new location will have its grand opening in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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San Francisco Apple Store building sale breaks real estate records at nearly $50M

09/25/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's existing San Francisco flagship retail store building has landed a deep-pocketed buyer as the company plans to move up the street two blocks to the former Levi's spot directly on Union Square.

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Apple reportedly finalizing lease for World Trade Center retail location

09/13/2013, 05:09 pm

Apple is said to be nearing the close of a lease for another Manhattan retail location, this one located in an expansive shopping mall in the World Trade Center.

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Apple's 'Stanford 2' retail site opens to crowds and lines

09/07/2013, 09:09 pm

Apple has officially opened its "Stanford 2" retail location, an event that drew crowds of both customers and lookers-on.

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Apple plans opening of first new Tokyo retail store since 2005

08/28/2013, 12:08 pm

The coming months will see the construction of Apple's first new retail outlet in Japan's capital city of Tokyo in 8 years, according to a new report.

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Apple's new Union Square store will not even reach fountain of controversy

05/30/2013, 07:05 pm

After a newspaper columnist fretted about the potential impact of Apple's new Union Square store on a homely fountain from the 70s, the issue was escalated up to San Francisco's mayor despite the fact that the new building's outline won't even reach the fountain behind it.

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Apple tripling size of its crowded San Francisco Stonestown store

04/01/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple's smallest retail store in San Francisco is preparing to get three times bigger, as part of the company's $1 billion retail expansion plans for 2013.

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Apple rumored to fill iconic Castro Street building in San Francisco

01/29/2013, 05:01 pm

An historic landmark building at the epicenter of San Francisco's gay district is rumored to become the city's fourth Apple Store.

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John Browett's short tenure at Apple was marked by strife

10/29/2012, 06:10 pm

Less than ten months after hiring John Browett to lead its retail stores, Apple has already decided to let the former chief executive of Dixons go.

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Urban Outfitters drops cash registers for Apple's iPad in 400 stores

09/28/2012, 06:09 pm

U.S. retailer Urban Outfitters told analysts that was equipping all of its stores with iPad and iPod touch-based payment systems, and never buying another cash register again.

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New Apple retail VP John Browett planned to cut jobs to raise profits

08/16/2012, 04:08 pm

Reports that recent hires at Apple Stores were being laid off, followed by claims they weren't, are now being explained as a reversal of a policy enacted by Apple's new retail vice president John Browett in an attempt to cut costs and raise profits within the retail segment.

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Best Buy founder seeks to stop "2.0" plan to shrink chain down to Apple's size

08/09/2012, 06:08 pm

A decade after observers doubted that Apple could take on efficient big box retailers with its own retail stores, Best Buy is seeking to survive by scaling down its store sizes. Its founder thinks that plan might be fatal.

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Apple putting the squeeze on retail employees as some stores see traffic double

04/02/2012, 11:04 am

With sales booming in line with a rapid rate of innovative product introductions, Apple's international retail chain has come under heavy pressure from a striking increase in customer traffic, prompting the company to initiate tighter scheduling restrictions for employees who'll now be required to spend more of their weekend downtime on the job.

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Ron Johnson seeks to bring Apple Store savvy to J.C. Penney

01/25/2012, 05:01 pm

Apple's former retail chief Ron Johnson has outlined plans for revitalizing the 110 year old retailer J.C. Penney, which he now heads as chief executive.

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Apple developing new all-glass French store in Aix en Provence

01/16/2012, 03:01 pm

Apple is developing a futuristic new retail store design for Aix en Provence, France which creates an outdoor appearance using a wraparound transparent glass facade around three sides of the building.

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The next ten years of Apple Retail

01/05/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple celebrated three ten year anniversaries in 2011, making this year its first full year in its second decade of Mac OS X development, iPod devices and iTunes, and its retail operations, even as the company takes on new business categories ranging from iAd to iCloud to Siri. Here's a look at where the company is headed for its next decade of retail operations.

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Ron Johnson assembling former Apple retail alumni at JC Penney

11/09/2011, 04:11 pm

After retiring as Apple's senior vice president of retail operations, Ron Johnson is assembling a team of former Apple executives to reinvent US retailer JC Penney, where he now serves as a chief executive.

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Hurricane Irene prompts weekend shutdown of four NYC Apple Stores [u]

08/26/2011, 05:08 pm

New York City is evacuating 250,000 low-lying coastal areas and closing its subway system over the weekend, prompting Apple to shutdown at least four of its retail stores as well.

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