Stores Confront New World of Reduced Shopper Traffic

Posted in リーテイル by shiro on 2014年1月19日

Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores

Posted in ひと, アップル, リーテイル by shiro on 2013年10月16日


Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores | Apple – Press Info


Apple today announced that Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, will be joining Apple in a newly created position, as a senior vice president and member of our executive team, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Ahrendts will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple retail and online stores, which have redefined the shopping experience for hundreds of millions of customers around the world.

Tim Cook talks hiring of Angela Ahrendts as Retail chief, says she is ‘best person in the world for this role’ | 9to5Mac

Tim Cook’s company-wide memo announcing her hire:

She will lead both our retail and online teams. I have wanted one person to lead both of these teams for some time because I believe it will better serve our customers, but I had never met anyone whom I felt confident could lead both until I met Angela. We met for the first time last January, and I knew in that meeting that I wanted her to join Apple. We’ve gotten to know each other over the past several months and I’ve left each conversation even more impressed.

She shares our values and our focus on innovation. She places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She cares deeply about people and embraces our view that our most important resource and our soul is our people. She believes in enriching the lives of others and she is wicked smart. Angela has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record. She led Burberry through a period of phenomenal growth with a focus on brand, culture, core values and the power of positive energy.

At the intersection of fashion and technology, is retail chief Angela Ahrendts Apple’s next CEO? | GigaOM

Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, is an inspired choice by Apple CEO Tim Cook to run its retail and online businesses. She could become the change that changes Apple and be a future CEO candidate. Or fail spectacularly. Either way it will be fun to watch.

Apple hired someone who probably knows more about its consumers than it does | Quartz

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores | Daring Fireball

Apple hires Burberry CEO as Senior VP of Retail and Online Stores | The Loop

The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDxHollywood | YouTube


Angela Ahrendts at TEDx Hollywood: The Power of Human Energy | Daring Fireball

Apple’s new SVP of retail and online stores, speaking at TEDx Hollywood in March this year. A bit touchy-feely for my taste, but interesting. As she says up front, what she’s talking about is difficult to articulate. Rare to get insight like this into the mindset of an Apple executive.

Apple just poached Burberry’s expertise in China | Quartz


バーバリーから引き抜いた理由 | maclalala2

Apple Appoints New Retail/On-Line Chief | ifo Apple Store

The 5 Big Mistakes That Led to Ron Johnson’s Ouster at JC Penney

Posted in ひと, リーテイル by shiro on 2013年4月10日


The 5 Big Mistakes That Led to Ron Johnson’s Ouster at JC Penney |

Let’s just point this out upfront: By most accounts, Johnson was trying to accomplish the seemingly impossible with a radical reinvention of the JC Penney brand. Many thought that if anyone could do it, it was Johnson, the retail superstar credited for making Target hip and turning the Apple Store into a monster success story. His plans were bold—too bold, virtually everyone now agrees. Correspondingly, he was removed as CEO not because he came up a little short of the goals set for the company. He was ousted because he failed in spectacular fashion.

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

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Ron Johnson out as JCPenney CEO

Posted in ひと, リーテイル by shiro on 2013年4月9日


J.C. Penney Chief Is Replaced by His Predecessor |

A year and a half into his dismal attempt to turn around J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson was ousted as chief executive on Monday and replaced with his predecessor, Myron E. Ullman III, as the board searched for a new direction for the struggling retailer.

Ron Johnson out as JCPenney CEO | The Loop

Hey, I hear Apple is looking for someone to run their retail business…

Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you | GigaOM

たった17か月で J. C. Penney を辞めた Ron Johnson | maclalala2

Matthew Panzarino | Twitter / panzer

I think Johnson deserved more time at Penney, he was doing interesting things, it was a long game. But what do I know clothes lol

Johnson out at JC Penney | John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site

Ron Johnson Out at JC Penney | Daring Fireball

Executive found to run Apple Retail; looks familiar | ParisLemon

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Apple retail vs. Amazon retail

Posted in アップル, リーテイル by shiro on 2013年3月28日

Those Rumored Google Stores

Posted in グーグル, リーテイル by shiro on 2013年2月23日


Those Rumored Google Stores Are Starting To Make A Lot Of Sense | TechCrunch

With the news today about the Chromebook Pixel, the pieces are all starting to come together. Google says it’s selling that product through the Google Play online store and through Best Buy’s and Currys PC World’s websites. (And they’ll be available to use, but not buy, inside some Best Buys and Currys.) That won’t be good enough.

Google has been attempting to sell various Nexus products through their online stores for years now. The results have ranged from some success (Nexus 4) to fail (Nexus One) to major fail (Nexus Q). The Best Buy results seem mixed as well. While Chromebooks are finally seeing some traction, it’s still minimal despite the reach of Best Buy.

What Google needs for these products is what Apple needed a decade ago: their own stores that they’re in complete control of to showcase their products.

Those Rumored Google Stores | Daring Fireball

The one that most demands a retail presence is Google Glass. The bottom line: a physical presence makes a lot of sense when you’re trying to sell physical products.

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