On its last financial call Apple said it is planning to open 30-35 new retail stores in the next twelve months, with 75% of those stores located outside of the United States. Now recent job listings show that at least two of the new stores will be located in Brazil and Turkey — countries which don’t have any official Apple Stores.
The job listings were first noted by Brazilian website MacMagazine and later confirmed by The Next Web. Among the job listings are positions for Business Managers, Geniuses, Inventory Specialists, and Store Leaders. The Next Web has also confirmed that at least one of the stores will be opening in Rio de Janeiro and the other in Istanbul. However, TNW points out that a position for a Market Leader in each country suggests that more stores could follow.
Brazil, particularly, is an important emerging market and seen as one Apple needs to go after to continue to increase its global share. Other important emerging markets are Russian, India, and China.
[Image via The Next Web]
Apple to launch first retail stores in Turkey and Brazil, job postings suggests originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.