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Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy, a sales and setup service

05/06/2015, 11:05 am

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.


Apple hires Paul Deneve of French fashion house YSL [u]

07/02/2013, 06:07 pm

French luxury label Saint Laurent has named a new chief executive to replace Paul Deneve, who is leaving for a new career at Apple, where he will be involved in an unknown role.


Former Apple retail chief presides over JC Penney's lowest sales in 20 years

02/28/2013, 10:02 am

JC Penney Chief Executive Ron Johnson, who formerly ran Apple's retail business, is under fire after overseeing the company's lowest sales in more than two decades.


Steve Jobs originally envisioned Apple Stores as targeting creative professionals

03/08/2012, 03:03 am

Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson convinced the late Steve Jobs to abandon a plan to focus the company's retail business on creative professionals and instead cater to all types of customers.


Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

02/01/2012, 08:02 pm

As some pundits have questioned the wisdom in Apple's decision to bring an outsider in as its new Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly defended the hiring in an email, noting that he talked to many people and Dixons CEO John Browett was "the best by far."


Apple hires Dixons Retail CEO John Browett as new SVP of Retail

01/31/2012, 02:01 am

Apple announced on Monday that it had hired John Browett, former CEO at European Technology Retailer Dixons, to be its new Senior Vice President of Retail, a move that reflects the company's increased focus on its overseas retail operations.


Ron Johnson 'reimagined everything' when creating the Apple Store

11/21/2011, 06:11 pm

Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson says that the success he created with brick-and-mortar Apple Stores is based on a complete reworking of the traditional retail culture, built on customer relations and hands-on management.


Apple's search for new retail chief extends overseas

08/02/2011, 08:08 pm

Apple has hired a global recruitment firm to take its search for a new retail executive abroad in hopes of finding a replacement with international retail experience, according to a new report.


Apple's Mac and Retail bosses cash in on over $55 million in options

10/30/2010, 12:10 pm

Two of Steve Jobs' top lieutenants saw big pay days during the month of October, with Apple's Mac hardware chief and retail mastermind both cashing in on stock options that combined to total of more than $55 million.