In typical link-bait fashion, Jonny Evans asked a question that no one is asking because it doesn’t need to be asked, let alone answered. ‘Can Angela Ahrendts save the Apple Store?’
Former retail chief, John Browett, left in October 2012. In the absence of a leader Apple’s retail growth has slowed. While the number of stores hit 422, revenue per store declined to $12.4 million in the last quarter from $13.1 million in Q2 2013. It seems plain the chain needs the kind of focus the ex-Burberry CEO may bring.
Apple’s retail stores need to be saved by a new savior because sales growth has slowed. Does that even make sense?