Apple this week marks the second anniversary of opening its first retail store in May 2001. Since then, Apple has opened 57 retail stores in 26 states, hosted over 15 million visitors and sold over $650 million of products through its retail stores. More than 1,100 Apple employees work in Apple’s retail stores and there is an Apple store location within 15 miles of 90 million people in the U.S.
During the next 12 months Apple plans to open 20 new Apple retail stores, including its first store in downtown Chicago, on North Michigan Avenue; its first store in San Francisco, in Union Square; and its first retail store outside of the U.S., in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district. These three locations will be high profile store formats, like Apple’s incredibly popular SoHo store in New York City.
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Posted by ronn at May 24, 2003 02:50 AM