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Topic: retail

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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Apple now earns $5,600 per sq ft, blows past other US retailers

08/24/2011, 05:08 pm

Apple's retail network has brought in $14 billion over the year ending in June, which allowed the company to top rankings of 20 US retail chains in terms of merchandise value sold per square foot of store.

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China discovers another 22 fake Apple Stores

08/11/2011, 06:08 pm

An investigation into retail stores purporting to be run by Apple in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming has identified 22 phony storefronts operating under the company's logo.

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Apple opening new LA area retail store 600 feet from existing outlet

07/29/2011, 06:07 pm

Thanks to a favorable leasing deal, Apple has decided to open a new retail store in "The Americana at Brand," a retail development just 600 feet from the company's existing Glendale Galleria store.

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Apple signs 10 year deal for massive Grand Central Terminal retail store

07/23/2011, 06:07 pm

Apple has signed a ten year deal with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to open the largest Apple Store yet within Grand Central Terminal.

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Apple planning dramatic retail store expansion ahead of iPhone 5

07/19/2011, 06:07 pm

Apple is capitalizing on its strong retail store sales--and preparing for its upcoming iPhone 5 launch--by erecting 30 new outlets before the third calendar quarter ends in September, including the company's first in Hong Kong.

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Apple's SoHo expansion calls for temporary shop at unknown location

06/30/2011, 05:06 pm

In a first-ever challenge for the company’s retail division, Apple this summer plans to temporarily relocate one of its highest trafficked New York City retail stores so that its original space can undergo a much-needed expansion.

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Competitive, secretive world of Apple Store employees profiled

02/17/2011, 07:02 pm

A rather tame accounting of the life of an Apple Store employee has detailed the kinds of customers and corporate policy that the company's retail workers cope with in their jobs.

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