Apple to open India’s first flagship retail store in Mumbai next month, Delhi store to follow soon: report
Apple plans to open its first flagship retail store in India in Mumbai. Although there has been no official confirmation on this from the Cupertino-based tech giant, the flagship store will apparently open next month, in April. Apple currently sells its products in the country through partner retail stores across India. Earlier this year, it was reported that the company was hiring workers for its retail stores in Mumbai as well as Delhi. Hence, the Apple Delhi store is also expected to open in the coming months.
According to a report by the Economic Times, citing two industry executives familiar with the plan, Apple plans to open its first flagship store in Mumbai by April 2023. This would be followed by the opening of another store Apple’s flagship in New Delhi in the coming weeks. .
In Mumbai, Apple’s flagship store is expected to be located in Reliance Industries’ Jio World Drive mall, covering an area of 22,000 square feet. , Beijing and Singapore.
On the other hand, the second store in Delhi would be 10,000 to 12,000 square feet in size and would be located at Select CityWalk Mall. This should be launched between April and June.
It was reported earlier this year that the company had started hiring workers across India for the two retail stores. The report mentions Apple’s website displaying more than a hundred vacancies in India. Retail positions have been listed for various locations across the country.
Although Apple hasn’t confirmed the previous development or the latest buzz, it won’t be an overstatement to say that the company is doing well in the Indian markets.
In December 2022, Tata Group’s Infiniti Retail announced that it would become an Apple Authorized Reseller in India, establishing over 100 retail stores.
Apple supplier Foxconn has also invested heavily in India. It recently announced an investment of over $200 million (about Rs 1,650 crore) in a facility in Telangana.
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