Apple appears to be interested in raising its profile in the United Kingdom, with managers from fashion store Zara deciding to give up their lease of a 21,045 square-foot space in Plymouth's Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth, in favour of Apple.
Zara still had 10 years left to run, but Apple offered the retailer a deal too good to refuse. Not only will 26 Zara workers lose their jobs, but the Bershka unit next door is also set to go.
Drake Circus centre director Greg Lumley noted the closures: "We have already let the units to two retailers not currently represented in Plymouth."
Although no details upon the opening of the stores were offered, he did state the following: "They will be opening when they have completed some structural work and done some shopfitting."
Earlier this year, the company made announced its plans to build Apple stores in Germany, Spain, Australia and France. This week, new locations in the United Kingdom, France, and Canada were added to the list.