Target reportedly has confirmed plans to test a concept that the could greatly benefit the maker of the iPhone by displaying miniature Apple stores at 25 retail locations this year.
A spokesperson for Target told Dow Jones that Apple’s operations will feature a “unique display and assortment.”
Target also is introducing exclusive shops that will sell a range of products from candy to clothing, Reuters reported.
Apple, the maker of the iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer, now has yet another huge channel for distributing its popular consumer electronics products.
Target is “the hip, big-box store,” Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst told Bloomberg. “It makes a lot of sense and it will give Apple a bigger footprint.”
The retailer already sells some Apple products like the iPad, but it does not sell Macintosh computers, according to The New York Times.