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Apple now earns $5,600 per sq ft, blows past other US retailers

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Apple's retail network has brought in $14 billion over the year ending in June, which allowed the company to top rankings of 20 US retail chains in terms of merchandise value sold per square foot of store.

A report by RetailSails states that in looking at more than 160 American retailers, Apple ranks first by a wide margin in the ability to generate revenues compared to the size of its stores.

Apple's global chain of 327 stores occupy, on average, 7,886 gross sq ft of retail property, making them about the same size as the average Polo or J Crew, roughly half as large as typical Best Buy, Walgreen, or CVS stores.

However, Apple's stores generate 5 to 10 times as much revenue as similarly scaled, upscale clothing stores, nearly 7 times as much as Best Buy, and about 6 to 9 times as much revenue per square foot as vastly larger, efficient warehouse stores like Costco and Sam's Club.

Apple even generates about twice as much revenue per square foot as high end, luxury boutique retailers such as Tiffany and Coach.

Further, the report notes that Apple has experienced a 49.1 percent jump year over year in its sales per square foot and a 70.5 percent growth in its retail revenues overall, making it the fastest grower in both metrics among the top 20 US chains.

Much of Apple's growth has occurred overseas, where the company has vast potential for growth; in contrast, many US retailers have been stuck in a slump due to a poor macroeconomic environment that has depressed retail revenues.

Apple is also working to expand not only its store count, but increase the size of many existing stores, remodeling existing stores, moving them to larger, new locations, and building nearby stores to help cope with demand for retail sales and support.

The report does not compare Apple's online sales, or include those of other online retailers, such as Amazon, nor does it include metrics for privately owned retail chains that do not report their financials.
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You should see the Apple Store in the mall on weekends. Very crowded. Standing room only.

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post #3 of 15
Moral of the story: Open a jewelry store in a phone booth.
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Moral of the story: Open a jewelry store in a phone booth.

Don't encroach on Tony's business. He's been selling watches from that phone booth for years!
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Here in don mills (Toronto) we just got a new mall. VERY HIGH END but the biggest store...a book store...just went out of business. If I were Cadillac I would literally beg apple to move their store from fairview to don mills mall. It's a huge 2 story store in a mall that's exactly what apple loves. It would bring business to the new mall...and it would make apple more than happy. Very strategic move creating an apple store in a high end mall...
post #6 of 15
The benefit to square feet is you have an edge on those with round feet...
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post #8 of 15
Steve Jobs resigned as CEO. I think I might be sick...
post #9 of 15
Sell your stock...I just saw this on CNN. How sad
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Here in don mills (Toronto) we just got a new mall. VERY HIGH END but the biggest store...a book store...just went out of business. If I were Cadillac I would literally beg apple to move their store from fairview to don mills mall. It's a huge 2 story store in a mall that's exactly what apple loves. It would bring business to the new mall...and it would make apple more than happy. Very strategic move creating an apple store in a high end mall...

First, Cadillac is far from anything high end except in the mind of General Motors, a company that failed and is likely still going to fail.

Second, Apple does not build stores to bring traffic to a mall, they build in places that will provide them with the traffic they want. If they deem Don Mills a worthy then they might. But Don Mills being high end seems empty all the time to me...
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First, Cadillac is far from anything high end except in the mind of General Motors, a company that failed and is likely still going to fail.

Second, Apple does not build stores to bring traffic to a mall, they build in places that will provide them with the traffic they want. If they deem Don Mills a worthy then they might. But Don Mills being high end seems empty all the time to me...

They should build in Minto Mall, on the outskirts of Sydney Australia.

A run down shopping centre in need of rejuvenation, (cheap real estate) surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people with the nearest Apple stores over 50 miles away.
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Microsoft Stores aren't on the list. What's up?:
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Sell your stock...

That would be exactly the wrong thing to do.
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Profit per square foot? Really?

So what does a hot dog stand in new york make?

Also sales and profits are 2 different things

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This is what happens when you deliver products people want and present them in a way that people desire.

The author has the title wrong ... Apple did not earn $5600 per s/f, they generated that much in revenue per s/f.
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