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Who is Angela Ahrendts?

After a search that took nearly a year, Apple yesterday announced that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will be joining Apple this spring as the company's Senior VP of Retail and Online Stores. Make no mistake about it, heading up Apple's retail stores is an extremely challenging and important posi...

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How Ron Johnson tried, and failed, to inject a bit of Apple culture into JC Penney

After 17 months on the job, J.C. Penney last week showed CEO Ron Johnson the door after the former Apple executive failed to turn sales around at the nationwide department store. While much of the discussion surrounding Johnson's unceremonious firing from J.C. Penney has centered on disappointin...

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Ron Johnson ousted as JC Penney CEO

One of the key aspects of Apple's resurgence under Steve Jobs was the rollout of Apple's insanely profitable retail stores. And the man spearheading Apple's efforts was Ron Johnson, a retail veteran who made a name for himself at Target. In June 2011, Johnson announced he was leaving Apple to...

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'Retail Significant Stores' video highlights Apple's thoughts on retail

Apple is known for its perfectly positioned and thoughtfully designed retail stores. In an unreleased video spotted by 9to5Mac, former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson and Apple VP of Retail Development, Bob Bridger, talk about Apple's retail store philosophy. The video clip was directed by Pet...

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Apple's tepid retail growth in China

Apple may view China as its next big market, but the Cupertino company is dropping the ball when it comes to expanding its retail presence in the Asian country, says a Reuters story. Back in 2010, former head of Apple's retail division Ron Johnson predicted Apple soon would have 25 retail store...

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John Browett added to Apple's executive profiles web page

John Browett took over for Ron Johnson as Apple's chief of retail sales last year and, now, after 13 months on the job, the former Dixon's CEO has a profile on Apple's executive webpage. According to his bio, Browett "oversees Apple's retail strategy and the continued expansion of Apple retail ...

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Ron Johnson, former Apple retail chief, rebuilding Apple staff at JC Penney

Ron Johnson left Apple as head of retail at the beginning of this month to run J.C. Penney, and apparently he's wasting no time rebuilding an Apple-style shop over there. The Wall Street Journal reports that he's aiming to bring both former Apple executives Daniel Walker and Michael Kramer on t...

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Apple retail chief Ron Johnson officially departs

Ron Johnson, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Operations for the last 11 years, has officially left Apple today. Back in June, Apple said that Johnson would be leaving the company on November 1st to become the CEO of J.C. Penney. Johnson joined Apple in 2000 and is largely credited with ...

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Apple reportedly hires firm to help replace former retail chief Ron Johnson

Apple has hired recruiting firm Egon Zehnder International to find a replacement for Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson, who is leaving the company after eleven years to become the president and eventual CEO of J.C. Penney. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is intentionally seeking our a ...

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Retail chief Ron Johnson leaves Apple for J.C. Penney

Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, Ron Johnson, is leaving to become President and eventually CEO of J.C. Penney. Johnson will assume this role November 1, 2011 and will join J.C. Penney's board of directors on August 1. Johnson joined Apple in 2000 from Target where he worke...

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A look at Apple's "all-star" executives

Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Jony Ive, and Steve Jobs are big names at Apple. These top executives are known around the technology industry and around the world for their operational excellence, marketing know-how, design genius and powerful reality distortion fields. While these four men often get ...

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First Hong Kong Apple Store to open this year

The South China Morning Post reports that Apple will open its first retail store in Hong Kong later this year. The International Finance Center (IFC) Mall in the central district of Hong Kong Island will host the new 15,000 square foot location. A second Hong Kong Apple store, a 20,000 square f...

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While store customers get Halloween patches, Apple's retail VP cleans up

File under "Awww": Children visiting the Bellevue, WA Apple Store on Halloween were treated to collectible instant-stick logo patches, says iPhone Savior. The patches ran out pretty quickly, but they were popular while they lasted. Patches are certainly nice keepsakes, but if you want to talk real h...

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Apple's retail chief on iPhone activations

Worried that you might be spending a lot of time waiting for that shiny new iPhone 3G to be activated? Well, never fear because the nice people at the Apple Store are there to help you. interviewed Apple's retail chief, Ron Johnson, about the iPhone retail activation process. "Apple s...

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Apple Store redesign in the works

Apple is planning a redesign for their retail stores, modeled after the Fifth Avenue store in New York, to allow for displaying twice as many Macs and iPods, as well as 15% more 3rd party Mac software and iPod accessories. VP of retail, Ron Johnson, released a few of these details to Bloomberg, incl...

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