11/1/2012 12:58:49 PM
Apple planning 35 new store openings for 2013
Apple is planning to increase its number of stores by almost 9% next year, the company has revealed just days after its retail chief exited.
In a financial document filed with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission, the manufacturer said each of its 390 stores makes an average of $51.5m in sales, up 19% on what they made last year. It opened 33 new stores during 2012, with 28 of them outside the United States. It has 250 shops in the US and 140 international branches.Apple said it is planning to open between 30 and 35 new branches during 2013. It said around 75% of those would be located outside of the United States.
On Monday night, Apple revealed its head of retail John Browett was leaving the company, after only joining earlier this year. The retail team will report into Apple CEO Tim Cook while it searches for Browett's replacement.
Editor: Graeme Neill