Apple Can Launch Retail Outlets In Pune, Bengaluru


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Jun 02, 2024


Apple Inc. is in advanced discussions to expand its retail presence in India by opening new stores in Pune, Bengaluru, and a second outlet in the National Capital Region (NCR) in Noida, according to a report by The Economic Times. This move signifies Apple’s commitment to increasing its footprint in the rapidly growing Indian market.

Apple Can Launch Retail Outlets In Pune, Bengaluru

Strategic Retail Expansion

The reported plans include the establishment of stores in prominent shopping malls in Pune and Bengaluru, along with another store in Noida. An industry executive familiar with Apple’s strategy indicated that the company is determined to expand its presence in India beyond the existing two stores. “Apple will not be happy with just two stores in a market like India. Of course, there are plans to expand. It is a question of when, not if,” the executive was quoted as saying.

Successful Launches in Mumbai and Delhi

Apple’s first two retail stores in India, Apple BKC in Mumbai and Apple Saket in New Delhi, opened last year to much fanfare. The Mumbai store launched on April 18, followed by the New Delhi store on April 20. Both stores have been highly successful, generating revenues of ₹190-210 crore each in the last fiscal year and maintaining an average monthly sales of ₹16-17 crore. Apple CEO Tim Cook attended the launches, which were further highlighted by the presence of celebrities like AR Rahman, Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, and Mouni Roy.

Customer Enthusiasm and Sales Performance

The launch events witnessed enthusiastic customer participation, with long queues forming outside the stores. In a notable instance, a customer traveled from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and waited in line for 17 hours to purchase an iPhone at the Apple BKC store. Even after a year, both stores continue to attract significant footfalls, especially on weekends, maintaining high sales volumes without relying on discounts.

Future Product Launches

In addition to expanding its retail presence, Apple also plans to introduce its premium mixed-reality headset in the Indian market soon. This move aligns with Apple’s strategy to offer cutting-edge technology and enhance customer experiences in India.

Conclusion

Apple’s upcoming store openings in Pune, Bengaluru, and Noida reflect the company’s strategic expansion plans in India, a market of immense potential. The successful performance of the Mumbai and Delhi stores underscores the brand’s popularity and the growing demand for Apple products. As Apple continues to innovate and expand, its presence in India is set to grow significantly, catering to a wide array of tech-savvy consumers.


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