The first Apple Store in Singapore will open in late 2016. This was reported in the e-newsletter at Pure Fitness employees. According TechInAsia, the firm is closing its Central store on orchard road in Singapore, which will operate the Apple store.
The magazine says a good choice for the location of new retail outlets of Apple. Orchard road is the main street in Singapore and the centre of trading life. This is not only one of the major tourist attractions of the Republic, but also a Paradise for shoppers. Today the street is the main shopping destination of Singapore that provides customers plenty of opportunities for shopping, entertainment and recreation.
Information about the opening of the Apple Store on orchard road has been officially confirmed yet. According to reports, the shop will appear in the premises of the Paragon Shopping Mall. This Mall is popular with advanced shopaholics and connoisseurs of luxury with a wide selection of designer brands and famous stores: Balenciaga, Burberry, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Esprit, Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace and others. In short, it’s a place for the Apple Store.
The first Apple store opened may 19, 2001, more than 14 years ago. Retail network Apple is famous for special philosophy and methods of work with clients. Now the manufacturer of the iPhone and iPad over 456 retail stores, 190 of which are located outside the United States.
For the development of the retail network of Apple since the beginning of the opening answered Ron Johnson, who joined the company in 2000. In November 2011 he resigned from the company and he became CEO of the chain stores J. C. Penney. In his place came the former head of British retailer Dixons John Browett, but he worked at his post for only six months. His resignation was announced along with the resignation of Vice-President on development of iOS Scott Forstall. In mid-October of last year it became known that Apple has found a new top Manager. To lead Apple’s retail chain became the chief Executive officer of Burberry Group Plc, the British manufacturer of clothing, accessories and perfumery luxury, Angela Arendts.
In 2016, Apple plans to open about 50 stores, 75% of which will be located outside the United States.