Feeds

Will Apple set up shop in Walmart warehouses?

Sets sights on middle America

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The contrast between Apple's prestige city-centre stores and the Sam's Club warehouse chain – where budget goods are sold straight from the pallet – is sharp. But that's where Apple wants to set up mini stores to sell its gadgets.

There are about 600 Sam's Club retail warehouses across America selling everything from exercise bikes to jewellery in big out-of-town retail sites. The club works on a members-only basis offering goods just above wholesale prices.

According to 9to5mac, Apple is negotiating with Sam's Club management to get some Apple frontage inside Sam's stores. Sam's Club already sells Apple products and presumably Apple is looking to get its kit presented a bit more nicely.

Apple already has capsule store-fronts in Best Buy stores and is slated to be building more in Target outlets, in what seems to be an attempt by Cupertino to penetrate deeper into middle America. In the Best Buy shops, the mini-Apple stores consist of classic Apple store tables and signs, but don't have a Genius Bar and presumably lack some of the more ambitious design features found in the big flagships.

At a different end of the retail scale, London's Harrods could scoop a mini Apple store allowing Cupertino to sell its fondleslabs to rich foreigners browsing for overpriced toys.®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.