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  1. Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts appointed to Airbnb Board of Directors

    Former Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts is joining Airbnb’s board, the company announced Thursday…

  2. How Apple Retail Stores lost their luster

    Web Smith’s recent experience at his local Apple store in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio…

  3. Angela Ahrendts gives first interview since leaving Apple

    How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut?

  4. How Apple Retail Stores changed for the worse, says former store manager

    When it comes to Apple stores, they’ve long been regarded as a fundamental pillar of the Apple experience…

  5. Apple taking its in-store iPhone push too far by promoting upgrades instead of repairs?

    It’s no secret that Apple has been pushing iPhone upgrades like never before…

  6. Now is the time for Apple to re-think its retail priorities

    The departure of Angela Ahrendts as Apple’s retail chief is a Rorschach test…

  7. Ron Johnson: Apple Retail Stores ‘are a victim of their own success’

    Apple has the premier retail experience. Under Angela Ahrendts they made significant improvements, but…

  8. Ron Johnson: Apple stock is the best buy you can make ‘for the next decade’

    Apple’s former retail chief, Ron Johnson, told CNBC on Wednesday that the tech giant’s stock…

  9. Claps and cheers: Apple stores’ carefully managed drama

    Bright, uncluttered, and clad in glass, they couldn’t contrast more sharply with the big-box labyrinths they were designed to replace…

  10. Apple Retail’s mission: Embodied values

    We’ve recently studied Apple retail and believe it is an underappreciated competitive advantage…

  11. Ron Johnson was right about JCPenney

    The latest painful chapter in the JCPenney saga has now been written…

  12. Steve Jobs’ initial reaction to Apple Store’s Genius Bar: ‘That’s so idiotic!’

    In 2000, when Apple hired Ron Johnson to create and run its first retail store…

  13. Apple ordered to pay $2 million penalty following retail employee complaints over meal breaks

    Apple has been ordered to cut a $2 million check for denying some of its retail workers meal breaks…

  14. Apple retail stores ushered in the post-commodity era

    Fifteen years ago, what the pundits didn’t get about the stores is what they still don’t get about Apple…

  15. Apple Stores are no longer the star of the American mall; top mall operator says slowdown at Apple Stores is drag on overall sales growth

    The Apple Store might be losing its place as the king of the American mall, at least according to a mall operator whose properties…

  16. Apple Store co-creator wants to kill its long iPhone lines

    In the 12 years he spent as Apple retail chief, Ron Johnson helped dream up the first Apple Store…

  17. Apple has an uncopyable secret weapon that customers love

    As far back as I can remember, back to Macs in the last century…

  18. How the Apple Retail Store took over the world

    It’s kind of crazy that Apple pulled off its unique store strategy…

  19. Apple retail veteran Bob Bridger is leaving; big changes coming

    Apple’s veteran vice president of retail real estate and development Bob Bridger is leaving the company…

  20. Apple VP of Retail Real Estate Bob Bridger to retire amid Ahrendts’ overhaul

    The last executive from the Ron Johnson and Steve Jobs era of Apple Retail is leaving the company…

  21. Angela Ahrendts given strong incentive to join Apple Inc.

    A new financial filing shows that Apple made extraordinary financial offers…

  22. Angela Ahrendts looks to revive Apple Retail Stores’ lagging sales

    The Apple Store lost a bit of its glow as it went more than a year without a leader…

  23. Apple’s ex-retail chief Ron Johnson leads startup ‘Enjoy’ online shopping curation service

    Ron Johnson , who helped build Apple Inc.’s successful retail stores…

  24. Why the heck did Ron Johnson leave Apple for J.C. Penney?

    As Apple’s retail chief, Ron Johnson walked on water…

  25. 6 Steve Jobs stories we learned this month

    Apple’s Steve Jobs is a modern icon…