“New Apple stores will be ‘slightly larger’ in 2010, and that will come as welcome news to Apple shoppers tired of literally rubbing elbows with one another in stores that have been so crowded with significant foot traffic. How significant? Well, keep in mind that Apple retail did $6.6 billion in revenue in 2009, and hosted a staggering 170 million visitors. Not bad for 273 locations around the world,” Goldman reports. “We constantly talk about how ‘crowded’ these stores are, so bigger spaces might alleviate that.”
Goldman reports, “More importantly, Apple now says it will open 40 to 50 new Apple stores this year, compared to earlier estimates of 25 to 50; over half the openings will be international.”
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