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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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2011 marks Apple's tenth anniversary of Mac OS X, iPod, Apple Retail

01/03/2011, 05:01 am

As Apple begins 2011 by opening its new Mac App Store and expanding its partnerships with Verizon, later this year the company can look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of three of its greatest successes: Mac OS X, the iPod, and the company's uniquely successful retail initiative.

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Old Navy piloting Apple's iOS EasyPay retail software

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Apple has launched a pilot of its EasyPay custom mobile retail software in a trial with Gap subsidiary Old Navy, opening a new market for the iPod touch in handheld payment transactions. [Update: This third-party report is erroneous, see here.]

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Apple posts Black Friday deals [u]

11/25/2010, 06:11 am

Apple's retail store deals for Black Friday have posted in Australia, indicating its discounts in the US will translate to around $100 savings on desktops and notebooks, and $25 to $50 on iPads and iPods.

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Evidence suggests Apple could launch iTunes Live Streaming

11/15/2010, 06:11 pm

A text label for "iTunes Live Streaming URL" discovered in iTunes 10.1 suggests Apple's announcement tomorrow will indeed launch the iTunes Live brand it trademarked earlier this year.

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Apple erases Personal Shopping retail program

11/02/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple has ended the Personal Shopping program in its retail stores, removing all mention of the service online and within its Apple Store iOS app.

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China offers Apple vast new growth potential

11/01/2010, 07:11 pm

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty described China as an "unappreciated" potential growth driver for Apple, setting a $375 "base case" target for the company's stock and a "bull case" scenario where Apple shares could reach $500 by next fall.

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Apple plans massive retail expansion for 2011

10/18/2010, 07:10 pm

On the heels of a record breaking quarter, Apple's retail operations are set to dramatically expand over the next fiscal year, with 40 to 50 new locations slated to open worldwide.

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Apple unveils new online store for resellers

08/10/2010, 07:08 pm

Apple has launched a revamped new online store serving business-to-business resellers, including corporations, schools and Apple Consultants.

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Apple's Mac Pro retail inventories suggest refresh on the horizon

07/23/2010, 04:07 pm

Reports that Apple's Mac Pro models are listed as unavailable in several retail stores' web based Reserve and Pickup listings may indicate the coming of a long overdue update to the high end desktop models.

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