Steve Job proposed the concept of Apple stores.
But in the beginning he was criticized for this idea. However, the store spread across the globe. Currently, Apple operates 363 retail outlets worth over $400 billion.
Each store generates $49 million per annum. While the US retail sales was 02% in 2011, Apple store sales was 38%. Around 42,000 employees are worked in the stores.
By the first quarter of 2012, 85 million people visited Apple stores. Over 1 billion people visited these stores from inception till now.