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Apple Again Tops U.S. Retail Chains in Sales at $6000 per Square Foot

Fortune points to a new report from research firm Retail Sails, which once again ranks Apple as the U.S. retail store chain with the highest sales per square foot. Apple's sales productivity is calculated at over $6000 per square foot, more than double that of second-place Tiffany & Co.


Apple also topped the list last year, with this year's 7.5% growth in sales per square foot ranking second among the top five companies to lululemon's 11.8% growth. Apple's retail store sales growth has, however, slowed considerably from Retail Sails' 2011 estimate of 49.1% growth as Apple has in some cases been transitioning to larger store sizes and expanded iPhone and iPad distribution has siphoned some demand from Apple's own retail stores.

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25 months ago
lololemon? what is it? :rolleyes:
Rating: 14 Votes
25 months ago

lololemon? what is it? :rolleyes:


lululemon

It's athletic wear. A simple google search would have answered your questions? :rolleyes::confused:
Rating: 9 Votes
25 months ago

And how does this make their last product innovative? Better? Worth the increasing price?

Yeah, one of those many many micro-news any corporation could do in other domains, that actually don't mean anything but Apple making money and obviously not investing it in R&D, quality or consumer prices anymore...but rather in ridiculous patent lawsuits.


yap.. but it means customers are buying Apple products and the store is a popular places for consumer to buy Apple stuff.. Do you know that Apple spent 3.38B in last fiscal year in R&D? How many company in the world do that?

If Apple product is not innovative or high quality, why would people buy their products? do you need to see your psychiatrist to talk out your anger issue?
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
How many bodies is that per sq. ft? I grew so tired of squeezing into Apple stores with the crowds I avoid them.
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
And how does this make their last product innovative? Better? Worth the increasing price?

Yeah, one of those many many micro-news any corporation could do in other domains, that actually don't mean anything but Apple making money and obviously not investing it in R&D, quality or consumer prices anymore...but rather in ridiculous patent lawsuits.
Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago

lololemon? what is it? :rolleyes:


Similar to lolwutpear:

Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago

And how does this make their last product innovative? Better? Worth the increasing price?

Yeah, one of those many many micro-news any corporation could do in other domains, that actually don't mean anything but Apple making money and obviously not investing it in R&D, quality or consumer prices anymore...but rather in ridiculous patent lawsuits.


Bitter much?

Newsflash: you don't have to buy their products.
Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago
Is it bad that I've only heard of 3 of those...
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

I have to agree. Very few people are actually buying whenever I've been in their - most go in there for the free wifi, to check emails and facebook...feel like slapping them sometimes.

Not sure why Apple still havent blocked access to social networks on their in-store wifi. I know they want to draw people in to use the machines, but surely they arent getting a sale anyway from someone who's only purpose in the shop is to post a status update.

Make it a nice place to be, people come, and maybe the buy, maybe they don't. But you don't make sales by making your floor space hostile to visitors.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

And who cares?? Sombody is getting ripped off and think its the customers.


Good point. A couple weeks ago, I was walking past the Apple store in the mall. Three of the blueshirts rushed out and grabbed me, and a fourth one started punching me in the face. They only stopped beating me and let me go when I gave them my wallet. They ripped me off, man.

Oh wait... none of that actually happened. The blueshirts showed me an iPad, I liked it and decided to buy it. They kindly took my money and wrapped up the iPad for me. I guess I paid for a few dozen square inches of the store this year.

THE B******S RIPPED ME OFF!
Rating: 4 Votes

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