Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here’s the company’s evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on Apr. 8 with news of opposition to Apple’s planned Vancouver Pacific Centre design. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Sale of Apple’s Michigan Avenue flagship store will mark one of Chicago’s most expensive retail real estate deals

Since opening in October 2017, Apple Michigan Avenue on the Chicago River has become a must-see destination for Apple fans, architecture enthusiasts, and creative professionals. The Foster + Partners-designed store draws visitors from the Magnificent Mile shopping corridor, offering stunning views of the river and a glass-wrapped performance space like no other. The site’s popularity […]

Aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing clouds Apple’s retail message

Following its four-day Black Friday shopping event last month, Apple has continued to incentivize customers to purchase a new iPhone with limited time discounts through the Apple GiveBack program. The trade-in offer, which was initially promoted with increasingly pervasive online marketing, has also made its way to Apple’s physical stores in an unprecedented way. more… The […]

Apple’s new outdoor amphitheater and retail store in Milan, Italy set to open on July 26th

In the heart of Milan, Apple is making final preparations to open their 17th store in Italy. The new location will be the first in the country to fully embrace the idea of Apple stores as modern day town squares, an initiative rolled out in conjunction with the company’s new store design. more… 9to5Mac

Gallery: Apple promotes upcoming Shinjuku store and Japanese retail expansion with vivid imagery, neon signage

After revealing the location of a new retail store in Tokyo earlier this week, Apple is now promoting the grand opening of Apple Shinjuku with a new neon-themed video, signage, and promotional imagery on the company’s Japanese website. more… 9to5Mac

Angela Ahrendts touts Apple’s investment in Japan, says ‘several’ new retail stores coming

Earlier this week, Apple officially announced that it will open its new Japanese store in Tokyo’s retail district of Shinjuku on April 7th. Now, Angela Ahrendts is teasing that Apple has a lot more planned for Japan customers, with this store only being the beginning… more… 9to5Mac

Apple completes renovation of historic storefront at first Austrian retail location, opening set for February 24th

Left photo via Mario Habenbacher on Twitter. After well over a year of planning and construction, Apple’s first ever retail store in Austria has an opening date set for February 24th, according to a teaser page on Apple’s retail website. more… 9to5Mac

Jennifer Bailey talks Apple Pay growth, Apple’s own retail efforts, and more to kickoff 2018

Earlier this month, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey attended the National Retail Federation conference in New York City, talking about Apple’s effect on retail with Apple Pay, its own retail stores, and more. Bailey explained at the event that Apple Pay continues to grow and have a dramatic impact on commerce… more… 9to5Mac

Angela Ahrendts greets visitors at grand opening of Apple’s first retail store in South Korea

Photos via BumMo Koo and YouTube Update: Angela Ahrendts has posted her own congratulatory message and photo on Twitter. Today, Apple celebrated completion of their first retail location in South Korea with a public grand opening. Photos and video of the festivities from those attending show Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts in attendance to welcome the […]