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Apple Online Store, Amazon Named Top Online Retail Experiences

Apple Online Store, Amazon Named Top Online Retail Experiences

Apple's online store named second best online shopping experience

Apple’s online store delivers one of the most satisfying online retail experiences out there. According to customer experience researchers at ForeSee, only one company delivered a better experience than Apple – Amazon. ForeSee also said that Apple (and Amazon) had achieved what it refers to as “the threshold of excellence.” 

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Are People Who Work At Apple Actually Happy?

Are People Who Work At Apple Actually Happy?

Are the folks working at Apple HQ happy with their jobs?

Are you curious about what it’s like to work for Apple? Here’s a chance for you to find out. Career advice site CareerBliss recently complied a list of the “Happiest Companies For Young Professionals” – a top ten list for which Apple didn’t make the cut. Even though Apple didn’t make that list, CareerBliss does offer a lot of insight into what life is like for Apple employees.

CareerBliss allows people to rank and describe their experiences in their current or past workplaces. Users researching potential jobs and companies can then see overall rankings (based on a one to five ranking scale) and browse through the individual reports. For Apple fans, that means a treasure trove of data about what it’s like to actually work for the company.

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JC Penny Hires Another Apple Retail Exec With New CEO Ron Johnson At The Helm

JC Penny Hires Another Apple Retail Exec With New CEO Ron Johnson At The Helm

Apple's beautiful Covent Garden Store in London

JC Penny can’t get enough of Apple’s retail talent, as the American retailer has announced the hire of yet another Apple exec. Back in November, former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of JC Penny. Now a high-level Apple retail exec has left to work under Johnson.

Ben Fay served for 8 years at Apple as the worldwide head of retail store design, and he will now be in charge of overseeing JC Penny’s own retail design strategy.

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Apple Welcomes New Retail VP John Browett With $60 Million In Stock

Apple Welcomes New Retail VP John Browett With $60 Million In Stock

Apple's newest VP comes from European retailer Dixons.

Following legendary Apple retail guru Ron Johnson’s departure to JC Penny, former Dixons CEO John Browett has officially joined Apple has the new Senior Vice President of Retail. Apple announced that Browett would be coming to the company back in January, but a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that he has officially joined the company with $60 million in stock.

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Apple To Set Up Express Lanes In Retail Stores Tonight For Busy Christmas Period

Apple To Set Up Express Lanes In Retail Stores Tonight For Busy Christmas Period

Apple retail employees are reportedly holding an overnight tonight which will be used to construct express lanes that will make shopping easier during the busy holiday period. The lanes provide customers with quick and easy access to popular products and accessories, and are staffed by several Apple Specialists.

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Move Over Tiffany’s! Per Square Foot, Apple Is The Most Powerful Retailer In America

Move Over Tiffany’s! Per Square Foot, Apple Is The Most Powerful Retailer In America

New data published by RetailSails this week — an independent analyzer of the U.S. retail industry —  has revealed that Apple is the highest ranking U.S. retailer when it comes to sales per square foot, way ahead of companies like Tiffany & Co, Costco, and Best Buy.

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Apple To Build Massive Store In Grand Central Terminal [Signed, Sealed, Delivered]

Apple To Build Massive Store In Grand Central Terminal [Signed, Sealed, Delivered]

Apple will build its biggest store yet in Grand Central Terminal, in the space currently occupied by Charlie Palmer's Metrazur restaurant on the upper balcony.

Just as we exclusively reported last year (and no one believed us), Apple will build one of its biggest retail stores yet in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

Apple has signed a 10-year lease with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build a whopping 23,000-square-feet store on the upper balcony, the New York Post reports.

The store will fill Grand Central’s north and north-eastern balconies, displacing Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant. It will be among Apple’s largest stores, about 3,000-5,000 square feet larger smaller than Apple’s biggest stores in London and West 14th Street.

The MTA is offering Apple a special move-in rent of $800,000 (a cool half-mill more than Charlie Palmer’s restaurant is currently paying), and then up the rent to $1 million annually. Apple will pay to refurbish the space, and the MTA estimates it will make $5 mill profit on the deal, and revitalize retail at the popular station.

Apple Store In Grand Central Terminal Is Back On

Apple Store In Grand Central Terminal Is Back On

Photo from Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckinCustoms.com

An Apple store at New York’s Grand Central Terminal is back on.

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This Is The App At The Heart Of Apple Store 2.0 [Screenshots]

This Is The App At The Heart Of Apple Store 2.0 [Screenshots]

(Update: By the request of Apple’s legal department citing trade secrets, we’ve been asked to pull the images from this post.)

Screenshots of Apple’s new RetailMe application for internal iPads have surfaced today. Full of attractive new features, the software is expected to be the tool every Apple retail employee uses when ‘Apple Store 2.0’ goes live on Sunday.

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Apple Store’s Biggest Fan Travels Cross Country To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Apple Store’s Biggest Fan Travels Cross Country To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Gary Allen at the first Apple store on the chain's tenth anniversary.

To celebrate Apple Retail’s tenth anniversary, Gary Allen just drove 3,200 miles, crossed 12 states, and burned 100 gallons of gas.

His destination?

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