| November 22, 2011 | No comment yet
Ron Johnson joined Apple in January 2000. During his 11 years working as the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple, Johnson pioneered the concept of the Apple Retail Stores and the Genius Bar, the tech support stations located outside every Apple Retail Store.
Under Johnson’s direction and in collaboration with Steve Jobs, Apple Retail Stores exceeded a billion dollars in annual sale within two years of being launched, achieving a record level of growth, with customers simply adoring the look, layout and atmosphere of the stores. Since Ron Johnson announced plans to leave Apple for Plano, Texas-based J.C. Penney Co., two questions remain unanswered – Will Ron Johnson be able to replicate the Apple Store’s success in such a different retail environment? And Johnson’s replacement as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple be able to live up to the legacy Johnson has left behind at Apple?
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