Apple publishes data about its “retail segment” which ifoAppleStore.com catalogs. Here are some statistics I was able to compute from the data:
- The stores generate over $100k per employee per quarter. In 2010, revenue was $481,000 per employee. This year the average is around $320k excluding the fourth quarter. In 2009 the average revenue for the technology sector was $388k/yr. A retailer like JC Penney generates about $124k of revenue per year per employee.
- The revenue per visit is around $45. There are well over 250 million visits per year (222 million for first three quarters of 2011).
The combination of these two metrics are shown in the following chart:
- The number of employees has grown in proportion to