An infographic (posted below) was recently published by OnlineMBA.com that provides us with a slew of Apple Store sales statistics that more than justify Steve Jobs’ decision to open the first Apple Store in 2000.
Apple Store Sales Statistics Highlights:
There are 363 Apple Stores worldwide.
Each Apple Store generates an average of $49 million annually.
Apple generates nearly $18 billion from their retail stores annually.
Apple earned more revenue per square foot of retail space than any other United States retailer in 2011 – the next closest, not even half profitable as Apple, was Tiffany & Co.
While US retail sales grew only about 2% in 2011, Apple Store retail sales grew by 38%.
In March of 2012, 83 million people visited Apple Stores.
Since 2000, over 1 billion people have visited Apple Store.
71% of Apple’s 42,000 employees worldwide work in the retail sector.
Apple earns approximately $420,000 per retail employee.
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