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Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens Resigns From Company

Bob Kupbens, Apple's Vice President of Online Retail, has resigned from the company, reports 9to5Mac. The former Delta Airlines VP was hired by Apple in March 2014 shortly after Angela Ahrendts was confirmed the company's next senior VP. The hires came as Apple sought to beef up its retail division following two years without a retail leader since John Browett's dismissal in 2012. Kupbens took over from Apple VP Jennifer Bailey – now in charge of Apple Pay – and was directly responsible for all online retail initiatives, such as Apple's recently redesigned online store and its online iPhone upgrade program. Apple's retail leadership has had a relatively high staff turnover in recent years compared to other divisions in the company. In January 2013, VP Jerry McDougal left Cupertino after playing a key role in the company's retail development for 12 years. Ahrendts' division shake-up later made way for the 2015 retirement of Bob Bridger, the last Apple retail executive of the Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson era. A former CEO of Burberry, Ahrendts famously revamped the fashion company's entire shopping experience. Apple has aggressively expanded in China under Ahrendts' retail leadership, with stores opening last year in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing and Tianjin, and several more on the way throughout 2016

Apple's New 12-Inch MacBook Now Widely Available for Store Pickup

Following the launch of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this week, Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and other countries have begun receiving limited stock of the notebook to set up as display models and to fulfill in-store purchases. Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Outside of the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is also available in or within the surrounding metropolitan area of a number of major international cities, including Adelaide, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Hamburg, Ottawa, London, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Naples, Paris, Perth, Rome, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. Many other locations offer the notebook on a ship-to-store basis. Due to limited per-store availability of the 12-inch MacBook during launch week, it is highly recommended that prospective buyers call their local store ahead of time to confirm in-store stock. A crowdsourced list of Apple Stores with new 12-inch MacBook stock is also available in the MacRumors discussion forums. The new 12-inch MacBook is also coming to Apple Authorized Resellers like Adorama, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, MacMall, and

iPhone SE Remains in Tight Supply at Apple Stores and Online

Nearly three weeks after the launch of the iPhone SE in the U.S. and eleven other regions, availability of the new 4-inch smartphone remains limited. iPhone SE continues to be out of stock at Apple Stores in a number of major U.S. cities, including most or all locations in New York City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle, and Washington D.C. Apple's web-based Personal Pickup tool shows that the smartphone remains in tight supply in many other international cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, Paris, Rome, Sydney, and Toronto. Most models are currently available on a ship-to-store basis only. MacRumors forum member Channan writes in "How do I get an iPhone SE?":All the Apple stores within 300 miles of my location are also all sold out of the model I want. I check every 64GB silver model except Sprint, since the rest are all the same. I have to buy from an Apple Store because I want to trade my 5s in and get the SE on a payment plan. Some carriers had them in store but that just isn't an option for me. Meanwhile, online availability of the iPhone SE remains backlogged into May, with new orders estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and many other countries. iPhone SE shipping estimates slipped to late April soon after the smartphone launched on March 31.

Apple Stores Celebrate Earth Day With Green Logos and Staff T-Shirts

In honor of Earth Day next Friday, April 22, Apple has updated the logos of over one hundred of its retail stores with green leaf accents in countries around the world, and provided retail employees with matching green t-shirts to wear. Apple is also promoting stores that run on 100% renewable energy with new signage. Apple Store photos shared by Instagram users Pierre Atruz and Ethan Masselli Many customers have shared pictures of the green-leafed Apple logos on Instagram and Twitter at stores in the United States, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, and other countries. Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts also tweeted some photos of the new green t-shirts. Apple Stores around the world go green to raise awareness for conservation and the environment. #AppsforEarth pic.twitter.com/rgROAJ87Uy— Angela Ahrendts (@AngelaAhrendts) April 15, 2016 Apple Store logos are typically illuminated green on Earth Day itself, but Apple is kicking off its support one week earlier this year on the same day it switches from plastic bags to paper bags. Apple has advised staff members to ensure that supplies of any remaining plastic bags are depleted before switching to paper bags. Apple has heavily emphasized its environmental responsibility over the past month. At its iPhone SE event last month, Apple environmental chief Lisa Jackson said the company's goal is to "become 100% renewable in 100% of our operations worldwide," including all of its corporate offices, retail stores, and data centers. Yesterday, Apple launched an "Apps for

iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at Apple Stores

Nearly one week following the launch of the iPhone SE, availability of the new 4-inch smartphone continues to tighten. Apple now lists a standard delivery estimate of around April 22-27 in the U.S. for the majority of iPhone SE models, while in-store stock is depleted in many major cities. AT&T 16GB/Silver: April 22-27 16GB/Gold: April 12-14 16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14 16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14 64GB/Silver: April 22-27 64GB/Gold: April 22-27 64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27 64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27 Verizon 16GB/Silver: April 12-14 16GB/Gold: April 12-14 16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14 16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14 64GB/Silver: April 22-27 64GB/Gold: April 22-27 64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27 64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27Sprint 16GB/Silver: April 12-14 16GB/Gold: April 12-14 16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14 16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14 64GB/Silver: April 22-27 64GB/Gold: April 12-14 64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27 64GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14 T-Mobile 16GB/Silver: April 22-27 16GB/Gold: April 22-27 16GB/Space Gray: April 22-27 16GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27 64GB/Silver: April 22-27 64GB/Gold: April 22-27 64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27 64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27All SIM-Free iPhone SE models also currently have an April 22-27 delivery estimate. Apple's online Personal Pickup tool reveals that the iPhone SE is out of stock at many retail stores nationwide, including most or all locations in New York City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle, and

Apple to Phase Out Plastic Bags for Environmentally Friendly Paper Bags Starting April 15

When a customer buys an Apple product in an Apple retail store, it's packaged in a white plastic drawstring bag emblazoned with an Apple logo, something that's become an iconic part of the Apple experience. Starting later this month, Apple is introducing changes to its bagging policy, phasing out plastic bags in favor of a more environmentally friendly paper option. Apple is planning to switch from the plain white plastic bags to paper bags made from 80 percent recycled materials, which Apple says will further its goal of leaving the world "better than we found it." Apple informed employees of the impending change in a note, which was shared by 9to5Mac. In addition to handing out paper bags, employees are also being asked to adopt a new policy of querying customers as to whether a bag is needed at all instead of simply providing one. Image via the Daily Mail We're committed to leaving the world better than we found it. One bag at a time. So on April 15, we'll switch to paper shopping bags made from 80 percent recycled materials. These bags come in medium and large. When customers are buying a product, ask if they need a bag. They may decide they don't. And you'll encourage them to be even more environmentally friendly. If you still have plastic bags in stock, use them before you switch to the new paper bags. While Apple will begin offering the new bags on April 15, employees have been instructed to continue to use all of the available stock of plastic bags before switching to paper. Once the supply is exhausted, the new paper bags, the design of which is

iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro Orders Now Shipping Ahead of March 31 Launch

iPhone SE online orders, which commenced March 24, are now shipping to select customers in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and elsewhere, ahead of the new 4-inch smartphone's official March 31 launch tomorrow in twelve countries and territories. Multiple users tracking their iPhone SE shipments in the MacRumors discussion forums have received delivery estimates of between March 31 and April 4. As usual, it appears that UPS is Apple's primary courier for orders placed in North America, while DPD and UKMail are handling deliveries in the United Kingdom. iPhone SE Order Tracking → United States → United Kingdom → Canada → General Discussion iPhone SE should also be available tomorrow at Apple retail stores, and through AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and select other carriers. Authorized resellers like Best Buy may too have limited stock, generally on a first-come, first-served basis. Some retailers may accept reservations for in-store pickup. Apple's first wave launch countries for iPhone SE include the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Orders started March 29 in an additional 20 countries, with more to follow in early April. 9.7-inch iPad Pro orders have also shipped for many customers. Keep track here

iPhone SE Release Dates by Country: Orders Start March 24, March 29, and Early April

Apple announced yesterday that the iPhone SE will be available to order on March 24, with shipments and in-store sales beginning on March 31, in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Apple's website indicates that the second round of orders will begin on March 29, with those shipments beginning in early April, in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Apple also confirmed that orders will begin in early April, and presumably ship later in the month, in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Korea. Meanwhile, the iPhone SE is listed as "coming soon" in Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, and on Apple's broader Latin America website. Apple says "check back later for availability" on its Philippines website. March 24 Orders United States Australia Canada China France Germany Hong Kong Japan New Zealand Puerto Rico Singapore United Kingdom March 29 Orders Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland Hungary Ireland Italy Luxembourg Poland Portugal The Netherlands Norway Russia Spain Sweden

iPhone SE Priced at Premium in Australia and Elsewhere

Apple announced the iPhone SE yesterday for $399 in the United States, which is the most affordable price point it has ever introduced an iPhone at. But in many other launch countries around the world, the new 4-inch smartphone carries a premium beyond foreign currency exchange rates and sales taxes. In Australia, the iPhone SE starts at roughly $679 AUD for the 16GB model, despite $399 USD amounting to around $525 AUD based on the current exchange rate. The price equals about $617 before GST, so Apple is charging about $62 more beyond the exchange rate and Australian sales tax. The price difference is similar in Canada, where the iPhone SE starts at $579 compared to a currency adjusted price of around $522. The 64GB model also carries about a $55 premium over U.S. pricing. Unlike VAT in some countries, Canadian sales tax is added to these prices at the time of purchase. In the United Kingdom, customers will face around a £20 to £25 premium for the iPhone SE after accounting for VAT and the current $ to £ conversion. The forex market has been highly volatile in recent months, so these prices could change accordingly. iPhone SE prices are inflated in a number of other European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, where the 16GB and 64GB models cost €489 and €589 or more respectively with applicable VAT and other fees added. Comparatively, $399 and $499 USD currently equal around €355 and €444 respectively. Other countries with higher iPhone SE prices include China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore. Apple, which reports

Apple Stores Now Offering Belkin Screen Protector Application

As of today, Apple Stores across the United States and around the world are offering a new system that allows Apple Store employees to apply Belkin-branded screen protectors for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus customers. Many stores across the world began rolling out the Belkin ScreenCare+ Application System last week, but the system is officially available in retail stores starting this morning. Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System lets Apple Store employees accurately and precisely apply screen protectors using a ScreenCare+ machine. When a customer purchases either a Belkin TrueClear Invisiglass Screen Protector or a Belkin TrueClear Anti-Glare Screen Protector, an Apple retail employee who has been trained in the application method will bring the ScreenCare+ machine from the back of the store. Using the machine, the employee will clean a customer's iPhone display and then apply the screen protector directly in front of the customer. Should a mistake be made during the application process, a new screen protector will be applied at no cost to the customer. The Belkin screen protector application service should greatly cut down on the hassle involved with applying a screen protector at home. With Belkin's machine, there's less room for error as alignment is automatic and there's little chance of dust or debris accidentally getting stuck under the screen protector. ScreenCare+ is available at Apple Stores worldwide, but screen protector application is limited to Apple's latest iPhones – the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus. Belkin's Invisiglass screen

Apple Close to Approval for Opening Retail Locations in India

Apple is close to gaining clearance to open its first retail store locations in India, according to a source familiar with the matter speaking with Bloomberg. Apple will be re-submitting its retail presence application to the Indian government due to a format problem, but Bloomberg's source said that India plans to push the application through without issue. Due to the fact that Apple is "a provider of cutting-edge technology," the Cupertino-based company will be exempt from a rule set by the Indian government that states any foreign businesses selling a single brand must acquire 30 percent of its product's manufacturing inputs locally. Since Apple manufactures most of its products in China, the stipulation has been an issue for the company in trying to make headway into the Indian retail market. "Most of the growth in India will come from new users coming into the Apple ecosystem, unlike in the West where growth is mainly from existing users upgrading," said Tarun Pathak, a senior analyst at Counterpoint Technology Market Research, based near New Delhi. “You can expect the stores to focus mostly on iPhones.” Due to the high-end pricing of the iPhone, Apple has remained a small share of the smartphone market within India for the past few years. With 2 percent of the market, Apple is behind companies like Samsung (26 percent), Intex (10 percent), and Lenovo (9 percent) in terms of smartphone sales. Last summer, Apple announced the Authorized Mobility Resellers program in India, which was reported to be focused on opening 500 retail store locations across 12 cities

Apple Receives Chairman's Award for Historic Architectural Preservation in NYC

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy today announced that Apple has won its 2016 Chairman's Award, due to the Cupertino company's preservation and restoration of a few architecturally important locations within New York City (via iFun.de) [Google Translate]. Apple's retail location in Grand Central Terminal The Landmarks Conservancy specifically referred to Apple's SoHo, West 14th Street, Upper East Side, and Grand Central retail stores as the reason behind choosing Apple for the Chairman's Award. Each location selected has historical significance prior to Apple's restoration, including a former banking complex built in 1921 and an old United States Post Office. The Chairman's Award began in 1988 to recognize "exceptional commitment to the protection and preservation of the rich architectural heritage of New York." Apple will officially receive the award at the Chairman's Luncheon on March

Angela Ahrendts Says She Views Apple Store Staff as 'Executives'

Angela Ahrendts spoke yesterday to Fast Company about her first two years as Apple's retail chief and her strategy to improve the company's customer experience at its global chain of retail stores. In an interview titled "Apple's Angela Ahrendts On What It Takes To Make Change Inside A Successful Business," the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores explains that, in her first six months at Apple, she travelled to 40 different markets and met with retail leaders to learn about how stores were "uniting people and getting them to collaborate." When asked if Apple Store staff feel the same pride working for the company as Cupertino employees do, Ahrendts boasted about the company's 81% retention rate in 2015: We just ended the year with the highest retention rates we’ve ever had: 81%. And the feedback [from Apple Store employees is that it’s] because they feel connected. They feel like one Apple. They don’t feel like they’re just somebody over here working with customers. I don’t see them as retail employees. I see them as executives in the company who are touching the customers with the products that Jony Ive and the team took years to build. Somebody has to deliver it to the customer in a wonderful way.Ahrendts goes on to explain that her experience at Apple has taught her just how strong the culture is within the company, which was "built to change people's lives", and that the same core value is being continued by Apple's current CEO Tim Cook: That foundation, that service mentality, that drive to continue to change lives — that is a core value in the

Refurbished Apple TV 4 Now Available on Apple Online Store

Apple has added refurbished Apple TV 4 models to its online store for refurbished products, less than a week after refurbished 12-inch Retina MacBook models became available. The base model with 32GB storage is available for $129, compared to its regular $149 price, while the 64GB model costs $169, down from $199. The total savings are between $20 and $30. While these are Apple's best prices for the new Apple TV, RadioShack is currently selling brand new 32GB and 64GB models bundled with an HDMI cable online for only $119.98 and $169.98 respectively. There is a $5.95 shipping fee on all orders. The fourth-generation Apple TV was released in October 2015, and features an App Store, Siri and tvOS software. Earlier today, Apple seeded the second beta of tvOS 9.2, which introduces support for Bluetooth keyboards, app folders, a new look for the App Switcher interface, MapKit, additional Siri languages and more. (Thanks, Jeremy!)

New Apple Store Set to Open in China's Largest Luxury Shopping Mall

Apple has announced that its 33rd retail store in China will open in Qingdao, a port city bordering the East China Sea, on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store will be located in the new MixC luxury shopping mall, the largest in China, on 6 Shandong Road in the city's coastal Shinan District. A render of the MixC shopping mall in Qingdao, China MixC Qingdao is an expansive plaza with over 400 popular fashion stores, dining restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities, including an indoor theme park with a rollercoaster. The mall also includes an Olympic size ice skating rink and the most expensive cinema in China with IMAX and 4D. The new store will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time on weekdays, and between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on weekends. Apple has aggressively expanded in China under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, with new stores in Xiamen on January 14, Shenyang on January 9, Nanning on December 12, Beijing on November 28 and Chengdu on November 21. Apple also opened stores in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing and Tianjin in 2015. China is Apple's second biggest market by total revenue after the Americas. The company experienced 99% year-over-year revenue growth in Greater China, which includes China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015. China will likely eclipse the U.S. as Apple's biggest market by 2017 if the growth

Apple to Open Retail Store on Champs-Élysées in Paris in 2018 or 2019

Apple is planning to open a retail store on the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, reports French site MacGeneration [Google Translate] citing information shared by French newspaper Le Figaro. Rumors about a store on Champs-Élysées have been circulating since 2012, but it appears Apple has finally secured a lease for a storefront on the famous avenue. Google Maps view of prospective Apple Store location, via MacGeneration Apple is said to have signed a 12 year lease for a building at 114 avenue des Champs-Élysées in December of 2015. The store will reportedly encompass an area of 6,200 square meters, with offices located above the retail space. At the current time, 114 avenue des Champs-Élysées is home to several shops and a law firm, but Apple has leased the entire building. According to Le Figaro, Apple will not open the Champs-Élysées store until 2018 or 2019 because it needs time to create a building plan with architectural design partner Norman Foster and obtain authorization for a remodel. If a store does indeed open on Champs-Élysées, it will be the 20th Apple retail store in

Apple to Open Yet Another Two Chinese Stores in Guangzhou and Nanjing

Apple has announced that its 31st and 32nd retail stores in China will open in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu, and Guangzhou on Saturday, January 16 and Thursday, January 28 respectively. Both stores will open at 10:00 a.m. local time. The first store will be located in the IST shopping mall at 100 Zhongshan Road in Nanjing's Xuanwu District, while the Guangzhou store will open at the Parc Central retail development at 218 Tianhe Road in the city's Tianhe District. Parc Central retail development render in Guangzhou, China (Image: Benoy) The new stores will be open Monday to Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, and each will offer a Genius Bar and other traditional Apple Store services. Apple is quickly approaching its goal of opening 40 new retail stores in China. The locations will mark Apple's 27th and 28th retail stores in mainland China, while the company also operates four retail stores in Hong Kong. Apple has aggressively expanded its footprint in China under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, with new stores in Xiamen on January 14, Shenyang on January 9, Nanning on December 12, Beijing on November 28 and Chengdu on November 21. Apple opened its first retail store in Nanjing, alongside new stores in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Tianjin, throughout

Apple's 30th Retail Store in China Opens in Xiamen on January 14

Apple has announced that its 30th retail store in China opens in Xiamen, a major port city along the Taiwan Strait, on Thursday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store will be located in the SM Lifestyle Center shopping mall at 399 Jiahe Road in the city's southeastern Siming District. SM Lifestyle Center in Xiamen, China (Image: What's On Xiamen) The new store will be open Monday to Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, and offer traditional Apple Store services, including the Genius Bar, Workshops, JointVenture, events and seminars. It will mark Apple's 26th retail store in mainland China, while the company also operates four retail stores in Hong Kong. Apple has aggressively expanded its footprint in China under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, with new stores in Shenyang on January 9, Nanning on December 12, Beijing on November 28 and Chengdu on November 21. Apple also opened retail stores in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing and Tianjin throughout

Apple to Sell Exclusive Apple Watch Sport Models for Chinese New Year

Apple has announced that it will release two exclusive Apple Watch Sport models to celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 8. The special models will be available in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan until February 22. The exclusive models and their prices have not yet appeared on the Apple Online Store. Apple Watch Sport is currently offered in 12 models, including new anodized gold finishes and band colors announced in September. Update (8:20 a.m. PT): Mashable reports the exclusive Apple Watch Sport models will be available between January 15 and February 22 in yellow gold aluminium and silver aluminium with (PRODUCT)RED sport bands. Update (9:10 a.m. PT): The limited edition 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Sport models are now available on the Apple Online Store for between $518 and $598 in Singapore. Prices vary in other

Apple Stores to Expand in Latin America, Starting With Mexico City

Apple is planning a major retail store expansion in Latin America, starting with two stores in Mexico City, according to an anonymous tipster who contacted MacRumors. An internal document appears to confirm that Apple is hiring in Mexico City until January 18, but some other details shared below remain unverified. The tipster claims the first Mexico City store will be located in the upscale Via Santa Fe area of Centro Santa Fe, the largest shopping mall in Latin America, while the second store will allegedly be in a prominent shopping district and adopt Apple's next-generation store design used in Brussels, Cupertino, Dubai and elsewhere. The second store will also serve as one of 25 "global flagship" stores that Apple is planning, including renovated Fifth Avenue, New York City and Union Square, San Francisco locations, according to the tipster. Apple also allegedly has plans for additional stores in other Mexican cities, including Guadalajara and Monterrey. Apple's retail expansion in Latin America will also include the first stores in Chile, Peru and Argentina, according to the tipster. These stores will allegedly work closely with the stores in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America, likely including the company's two existing Brazil stores in Rio de Janeiro and São