updated 08:55 am EST, Mon November 19, 2007
Third Apple store in SF
Apple on Monday announced that it would open its third retail store in San Francisco. Touting its product line, the company on Monday announced that Apple would open Apple Store, Chestnut Street on Friday, November 23 at 9 a.m. -- just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season. The store is located at 2125 Chestnut Street and is scheduled to be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (M-F) and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Sun). Recently, ifoapplestore noted that the largest chunk of the company's retail revenue comes from Apple's California revenue with New York and Florida second; however, with the largest number of stores, the average revenue per California store is only No. 12 among all states and with New York (~$9 million), Illinois (~$7 million), and New Hampshire (~$6.5 million) filling in the top three spots.
Also last week, Apple finally offered Portugal users a direct sales outlet. The company this week finalized its Portugal sales efforts by opening Apple Portugal website, including an official online store that sells all of Apple's products -- most of which were already available in the country via third-party resellers. Previously, Apple reseller Interlog, an Independent Marketing Company (IMC), was the primary outlet for sales in the western European country.