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Business: Strongest Retail Stores: Apple Stores – Infographic

While online shopping is quickly dominating retail, there’s no substitute for a visit to the Apple Store. From the distinct style to the bright-eyed employees with an encyclopedic knowledge of the brand’s products, shopping at an Apple Store is an experience all its own.

If you count yourself among the Apple fanboys and fangirls, you’re in one of the biggest clubs in the world. As of July 2012, Apple has opened 363 retail hubs in 11 years, stores that shoppers have come to associate with the latest tech innovations. As part of the most valuable public company in the world, Apple stores make more money per square foot than any other U.S. retailer.

OnlineMBA created this graphic, which takes you behind the scenes of Apple’s in-store retail operations. One stat that particularly caught our eye: Getting a job at a Manhattan Apple Store in 2009 was harder than scoring a spot at Harvard, with a hire rate of just 2%. It’s no wonder they seek out the cream of the crop. In 2011, Apple store employees’ average sales per square foot were more than twice the sum of three of the retailer’s competitors (Best Buy, Costco and GameStop).

Source: Mashable.com, onlinemba

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The Rise Of Social Networking Ad Spending – Infographic

Social network ad spending is one again on the rise, argues a recent study by eMarketer, which predicts that US advertisers will spend nearly $1.7 billion on social sites this yea. This estimate is a noticeable increase from initial 2010 projection made by eMarketer, which forecasted $1.3B for this year, as well as a 20% increase from 2009 spending. Of this spending, Facebook is expected to receive about half of all social network ad spending, at least in the US, with Myspace losing ground to the now preeminent social networking site. These points, as well the study’s other most interesting facts and figures are featured in the graphic.

Source: Flowtown