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U.K. iPhone Reseller Carphone Warehouse to Close All 531 Stores

Tuesday March 17, 2020 5:22 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Long-standing mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will close all 531 of its standalone stores on Britain's high streets next month, with around 60 percent of staff (2,900) set to lose their jobs. As part of the same company that owns Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse has 350 mini-shops inside 305 of those stores, but these will not be affected by the changes....

Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in U.S.

Saturday November 17, 2018 9:02 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple has ceded its position to Walmart as the third largest online retailer in the U.S., according to a new report out this week (via TechCrunch). Research provider eMarketer Retail calculates that Walmart is set to capture 4 percent of all online retail spending in 2018, up from 3.3 percent the previous year, while Apple will claim a 3.9 percent share, up from 3.8 percent in 2017....

Apple Previews New Champs-Élysées Store in Paris, Opening This Sunday

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:10 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple today officially announced its latest retail store, Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris, located on one of the French city's most iconic streets. The store opens on Sunday and will replace the nearby Apple Carrousel du Louvre, which permanently closed in October. The store occupies a Haussmann-era apartment building, featuring what Apple is calling its "grandest" Forum dedicated to free...

U.K. Retailer John Lewis Offering Free Three-Year Guarantee on all Macs and iPads Until June 28

Monday June 12, 2017 3:50 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
U.K. high street retailer John Lewis is currently offering three years' free guarantee on selected Apple gear including new MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads through its online store, potentially offering buyers £159 on equivalent AppleCare. The offer extends to all listed Macs and iPads. For example, customers can today order a Space Grey 2017 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5, 8GBGB of...

Samsung Opens Flagship NYC Store, Calls it 'Immersive Cultural Center'

Tuesday February 23, 2016 2:14 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Samsung yesterday announced the opening of its new flagship store in New York City, describing it as "the flagship of the future", but in a curious twist, one which does not actively sell Samsung products. Named simply "837" after its address in the popular Meatpacking district, the "living lab and digital playground" is a 55,000 square-foot space that includes a three-story digital screen...

High Apple Store Traffic Distorting Mall Rent, Lifting Mall Sales

Tuesday March 10, 2015 6:00 pm PDT by Husain Sumra
Apple Stores' ability to generate a high rate of foot traffic in malls is allowing Apple to win "sweetheart deals" from mall operators while increasing mall sales 10%, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple draws so many shoppers that its stores single-handedly lift sales by 10% at the malls in which they operate, according to Green Street Advisors, a real-estate research firm....

Apple to Open New Retail Store in Tianjin, China on February 7

Monday February 2, 2015 3:09 am PST by Richard Padilla
Apple today announced on its Chinese retail website that it will be opening its brand new store in Tianjin, China this Saturday, February 7. The store will be located within the Nankai District and follows Apple's other recently opened locations in Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, and Chongqing. Last month, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts noted that Apple would be opening five new retail stores...

New Photos of Chongqing Apple Store Set to Open Tomorrow

Friday January 30, 2015 5:41 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Preparing to open its doors around 10 AM local time in Jiefangbei Square in Chongqing, China tomorrow, Apple has allowed a few members of the Chinese press inside the new store before the grand opening (via MacX). Bearing a strong resemblance to the Pudong store in Shangai and the Fifth Avenue store in New York, the majority of the new Chongqing location resides under street level, with a...

Apple China Posts Video Showing Creation of Mural for New Chongqing Store

Sunday January 25, 2015 11:09 pm PST by Richard Padilla
Apple has posted a video on its Chinese retail website showing off an art collaboration between international photographer Navid Baraty and artist Yangyang Pan to design a mural for the company's upcoming Jiefangbei store in Chongqing. The video shows Baraty discussing his work in taking photos of Chongqing, while Pan shares her role in painting the mural that covers the location. Last week, ...

FiftyThree's Popular 'Pencil' Stylus Now Available in Apple Retail Stores

Wednesday January 21, 2015 6:32 am PST by Kelly Hodgkins
Accessory maker FiftyThree today announced the availability of the company’s popular Pencil stylus in Apple retail stores. Though the stylus has been spotted in select Apple stores in recent weeks, this announcement marks the first time the iPad stylus officially has been available in the Cupertino company's brick and mortar stores. Apple also recently began selling Pencil through its online store...

Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Talks Expansion in China Amid Five New Store Openings

Thursday January 15, 2015 8:13 am PST by Kelly Hodgkins
Apple is planning a major retail increase in China in the coming weeks, retail chief Angela Ahrendts tells China's Xinhua News Agency. According to Ahrendts, Apple's aggressive strategy involves the opening of five new retail stores in the next five weeks. Apple is timing this expansion with the festive shopping of the February 19 Chinese New Year holiday. "We are opening five new stores before...