Apple will be opening a new store at the Paradise Walk mall in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing on Saturday, July 26th.
According to German developer Florian Schimanke, the upcoming Apple Store in Hanover, Germany is expected to open in late September. The retail store is currently under construction and covered by Apple’s iconic black wall barricades to prevent onlookers from getting a sneak peek before the store opens.Â
Ron Johnson has quite the impressive resume. After attending two Ivy League universities as a student,Â the AmericanÂ businessman has gone on to have a highlyÂ successful career that most notably involved a nearly twelve-year tenure as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple. Johnson reflected on those early days in a recent interview at Stanford. Check it out ahead.
Yesterday we told you about the first internal memo that Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts sent to employees, in which she detailed an upcoming visit to Japan to visit the first Apple Store opening in the country since 2006. That retail store is located in the Omotesando region, and it opened this morning in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. As expected, Ahrendts was on hand for the grand opening.Â
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to expand its iPhone purchasing options by offering pre-paid and month-to-month plans in its retail stores. Apple is partnering with AT&T and T-Mobile in this retail initiative that the company hopes will boost iPhone sales.
A new image from the yet to be opened Apple Store in Omotesando, Japan revealsÂ a wall which is covered entirely by green vines. This is said to be Apple’s way of going green forÂ its stores for climate control andÂ to conserveÂ energy.
New Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts’ plan for future of Apple Stores: China, mobile payments and revamped store experience
Apple announced last year that Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, will be joining the company as the Senior Vice PresidentÂ of retail and online stores.Â Ahrendts is now three weeks in to her stint and has already defined three major points of emphasis for the future of Apple stores â€” mobile payments, China and a revamped shopping experience.