Ron Johnson

Watch former retail chief Ron Johnson talk about his time at Apple

Former Apple Retail chief Ron Johnson recently spoke about his time at Apple during a presentation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Johnson spoke at length about his interactions with Steve Jobs, and finding his creativity after joining Apple.

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Ron Johnson's ouster from JC Penny leads to speculation about a potential Apple Retail return

Ron Johnson, who helped Apple and Steve Jobs establish their retail presence and make Apple Stores among the most successful commercial venues of the modern era, has been unceremoniously dumped as CEO of JC Penny. Johnson, who left Apple in 2011, had been working on applying some of that Apple Retail magic to the clothing business, but results to date had been less than spectacular. In a prepared statement, JC Penny announced they were replacing Johnson with former CEO Mike Ullman.

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Apple appoints John Browett as Senior Vice President of Retail

Apple has appointed John Browett as their new Senior Vice President of Retail. Mr Browett will be leaving his position of CEO of Dixons Retail, Europe’s largest specialist electrical retailer.

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Ron Johnson, head of Apple Retail, leaves to become CEO of JC Penny

Ron Johnson, the man who helped Apple revolutionize retail with the Apple Stores, is leaving to take over the CEO spot at JC Penny. Apple has issued the following statement to All Things D:

“Ron is excited about this opportunity and we hope it goes well for him,” a spokesperson said. “We’ve got a great retail team in place and are actively recruiting for his replacement.”

And JC Penny states that Johnson isn't just taking over, he's taking on a large investment as well:

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