Apple to open store in Brazil ahead of 2014 FIFA World Cup, says report

To no surprise, Apple is continuing to grow rapidly around the world as it prepares to open yet another store; this time in the country of Brazil. A report from 9to5Mac claims that the tech giant is opening up shop in Brazil’s city of Rio de Janeiro. Here’s some of the information passed on to the site:

The source says that Apple’s retail expansion into South America is a high priority, and the company will begin seeking Apple retail employees from its U.S. stores to relocate to Rio de Janeiro for several months in the first half of 2014. Apple is said to want the U.S. employees to work in the new store in order to demonstrate and teach Apple’s retail practices. These America-based employees will also serve as temporary employees that can assist customers during this time period.

According to the rumor, Brazilians will be able to get their hands on all of Apple’s wildly popular products: iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone, as the store is slated to open sometime in March of 2014. The report also suggest that the store was suppose to open this year in July but couldn’t because of issues with staffing. Now Apple has decided to push the opening toward the launch just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

If this report pans out, it’s sure to be another boon to Apple’s bottom line as it continues to dry and spread its presence globally to as many developed countries as possible. The new store is set to be located in the Village Mall shopping center.

[9to5Mac; via iMore]


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