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Topic: retail

Best Buy shifts to curbside store service to fight coronavirus

03/22/2020, 02:03 pm

Best Buy is reducing its store services in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with the major third-party Apple retailer moving to offering curbside service at all of its stores, with customers prevented from entering any of its US stores on a temporary basis.


Apple confirms customers unable to pick up Apple Store repairs until outlets reopen

03/20/2020, 09:03 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed customers who left an iPhone, iPad, Mac or other product at an Apple Store for repair will not be able to claim their device until the locations reopen.


Apple closes all retail stores outside of China until March 27

03/14/2020, 04:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter published late Friday detailed the company's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, saying it will close all retail outlets outside of Greater China until March 27.


Apple shutters all Apple Stores in Spain, first US store on virus fears

03/13/2020, 09:03 pm

Apple on Friday announced plans to shutter all retail operations in Spain starting this weekend, the latest in a string of country-wide closures prompted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A U.S. store in Pennsylvania has also closed on orders from the state's governor.


Santa Monica Apple Store employee tests positive for COVID-19

03/13/2020, 05:03 pm

An employee at an Apple Store in Santa Monica, Calif., has tested positive for COVID-19, Apple confirmed on Friday, though the company has taken steps to ensure customer safety.


Apple closes all stores in Italy amid coronavirus quarantine

03/11/2020, 03:03 pm

Apple is closing all the Apple Store locations across Italy as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, with all of the retail locations to be closed on Thursday and extending for an unknown period of time.


Apple Stores taking more measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus [u]

03/11/2020, 07:03 am

Beyond just closing all of its retail stores in Italy, Apple is escalating the special measures it is taking to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including retail staff minimizing physical contact with customers and removing half of the available seating.


Virus forces Apple to temporarily close retail stores in Italy

03/03/2020, 08:03 pm

Apple this week updated a regional website covering retail operations in Italy, notifying customers that one store in the province of Bergamo will be closed due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.


Tight iPad Pro, custom Mac availability sign of coronavirus supply struggles

03/03/2020, 06:03 am

Apple's supply chain issues because of the coronavirus are starting to hit iPad Pro inventory available in some major Apple Store locations - but it could be a sign of an imminent refresh.


Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms first India Apple Store will open in 2021

02/26/2020, 02:02 pm

Apple will be opening its first retail outlet in India in 2021, CEO Tim Cook has advised to shareholders, marking the iPhone maker's initial self-owned outlet in an important potential market.


Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

02/19/2020, 06:02 am

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.


Two more Apple Stores closed in China due to coronavirus concerns

01/29/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple this week temporarily shuttered two stores in China as the new coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc with businesses in the region.


Today at Apple sessions mark Black History Month throughout February

01/24/2020, 03:01 pm

Apple will be marking Black History Month via its stores in the United States, with a number of Today at Apple sessions scheduled to take place throughout February to celebrate culture, by showing how people can use an iPhone or iPad to create new works.


Apple Store revenue grows to 31% of Apple's income for 2019

11/06/2019, 09:11 am

Apple Stores are performing better than ever for the company's sales, analysis of Apple's 10-K filing by JP Morgan suggests, and at the same time Apple accelerated its rate for repurchasing shares in August, improving prospects for long-term investors by rebuying at opportunistic times.


Apple has reportedly selected the location of its first retail store in India

10/03/2019, 07:10 am

According to real estate sources, Apple has picked a 25,000 square foot location for its first retail store in India.


Apple Stores open registration for The Big Draw Festival sessions

10/01/2019, 12:10 pm

Apple is encouraging people to get in touch with their artistic side, by holding free art sessions at Apple Stores throughout October, in celebration of The Big Draw Festival.


Apple's first Latin American flagship to open in Mexico City on Sept. 27

09/12/2019, 07:09 pm

Apple is putting the finishing touches on its first Latin American flagship store, with the Mexico City outlet slated to open its doors to the public in late September.


Apple to launch 'iPhone 11' on Sept. 20, celebrate with reopening of Fifth Avenue store in NYC

09/07/2019, 11:09 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup will ship out to customers and hit brick-and-mortar store shelves on Sept. 20, a release that coincides with the grand reopening of the company's newly renovated Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City.


Apple previews Marunouchi store in Tokyo ahead of Saturday opening

09/04/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday offered an early look at its soon-to-open retail outlet in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, showing off next-generation styling and the use of natural materials at what will be the company's largest brick-and-mortar store in Japan.


Apple working with Burberry on 'R Message' retail messaging app

09/02/2019, 09:09 am

Burberry has worked with Apple on a chat service called 'R Message,' one that allows customers to communicate with sales associates from within from the retailer's app, allowing consumers to make appointments, receive personalized recommendations with staff members who know them, and to buy products.