Global economy might still be struggling but Apple continues to invest heavily on their stores.

The company has plans to open 25 brand new stores this year.

In addition they are also planning to remodel 100 existing stores.

This is however still much slower to the expansion last year. Apple had opened 247 stores in 2008.

Apple said that the remodelling would enable them to improve the showcasing of their products and services.

The company also plans to expand the space devoted to the Genius Bar.