In Canada, the Market Mall in Calgary, Alberta will welcome a 5,448 square-foot store later this year. In the United States, new stores are coming to the City Creek Center Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah and at Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield, California.
In France, meanwhile, a new Apple store will open in the Quatre Temps shopping center at La Défense. The store is expected to open next month. Finally, in the United Kingdom, a new store (21,045 square-foot) in the Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth is expected to arrive later this year. A Zara retail store currently in this location is set to close before the end of the month.
At the beginning of 2012, Apple had 363 retail locations throughout the world, which included 246 in the United States. In total, 40 new stores have or will launch sometime around the world in 2012.