By Todd Bernhard
Apple is having an effect on other retailers, and usually that's a good thing. Restaurants and businesses around the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal have seen a boost in business. However, in malls where Apple has setup shop, it seems that other electronic stores are losing out while Apple is earning record-setting revenue-per-square-foot numbers. It makes sense that if you are searching for electronics gear, especially Apple, and there's an Apple store in your mall, you will visit there first. Apple doesn't usually (ever?) have sales, but it is more likely to have the item you want in stock, in the color and size you want, than a small store that happens to sell Apple gear.