Apple opened new stores include two U.S. locations and three international ones. The Australian store has already launched to a packed crowd and Italy’s I GIGLI shopping center is actually tweeting live Apple Store. The five new Retail Stores are in Canada, Italy, Australia and the U.S.A………….
Apple on Saturday opened five new retail stores around the world, including one in Research in Motion‘s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario and the company’s first location in Alaska. Apple said during a quarterly earnings call in July that it plans to open 30 new retail stores during the third quarter, which ends in September and five of those stores opened their doors on Saturday ahead of the back-to-school season. The newly opened Apple Store in the Conestoga Mall in Waterloo marks Apple‘s 20th store in Canada. This location in particular has drawn media attention because it is located just minutes from the headquarters of rival handset maker RIM. Waterloo has been billed as a strategic area for Apple because its demographic tends to skew younger, more educated, have more disposable income and are generally more tech savvy than many other regions in Canada. The region also has a combined total of 70,000 students from nearby Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and Conestoga College. Apple also opened up its first retail store in Alaska at the 5th Avenue Mall in Anchorage on Saturday and the first customers arrived at at 5 a.m. and were let into the mall an hour later. One customer slept overnight at a children’s clothing store next door in anticipation of the launch. By 10 a.m., the line outside the store was roughly 100 yards long. Mall officials said Apple had counted about 1,000 people at the store within an hour of opening. Utah saw its second Apple store arrive on Saturday at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray. According to the Daily Utah Chronicle, Apple store staff applauded and cheered for more than 20 minutes as customers entered the store after doors opened at 10 a.m. The new Apple Store at Melbourne‘s Westfield Southland shopping center opened its doors on Saturday with about 200 eager fans lined up outside and the new store is the 12th location for the company in Australia and the third Apple Store to open up in Melbourne. Apple opened its sixth Italian retail store in the I Gigli mall in Campi Bisenzio, Florence. In below you will find all information about Apple’s five new retail stores:
- Southland (Cheltenham, Australia) ; Address: Shop 2008-2010, Westfield Southland1239 Nepean HighwayCheltenham VIC, 3192(03) 8523 1400
- I Gigli (Campi Bisenzio Firenze, Italy) ; Address: I Gigli Shopping Centre Via San Quirico, the 165th 50,013 Campi Bisenzio Firenze 05 58803 000
- Conestoga (Waterloo, Canada) ; Address: 550 King StreetWaterloo, Ontario N2L 5W6(519) 772-5150
- Fashion Place (Utah, USA) ; Address: 6191 S State StreetMurray, UT 84107(801) 905-4410
- Anchorage (Alaska, USA) ; Address:320 West 5th AvenueAnchorage, AK 99501(907) 257-1900