Best Buy “plans to nearly double the number of stores that sell Apple’s Mac computers, according to UBS,” Scott Moritz reports for TheStreet.com.
“Based on conversations with Best Buy executives at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, UBS analysts said the retail giant plans to expand its Mac sales to 500 stores in the coming year. Best Buy currently sells Macs in about 270 stores and is a leading seller of iPods in all 900 of its stores, according to UBS,” Moritz reports.
“Apple is a big win for Best Buy, as the company’s computer line continues to gain popularity and steal market share from big PC players like Dell and Hewlett-Packard,” Moritz reports. “Demand for new Macs remains strong despite a slumping U.S. economy and a slowdown in consumer spending, say UBS and other Apple watchers.”
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