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Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson On Apple’s Retail Success [Quotes]

Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson On Apple’s Retail Success [Quotes]

Ron Johnson and Steve Jobs at the grand opening of Apple's 5th Ave. store.

When Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s first retail stores in 2001, pundits said they were a costly mistake and he’d be closing them within a year. A decade later, Apple has reinvented retailing with a chain of 300 shops that make more money per square foot than Tiffany & Co.

Here are some of the best quotes from Jobs and the chief architect of the stores, Ron Johnson, about their retail philosophy, strategy, and execution.

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Apple’s Retail Exec Ron Johnson To Quit For… J.C. Penney!

Apple’s Retail Exec Ron Johnson To Quit For… J.C. Penney!

Steve Jobs and Senior-VP of Retail Ron Johnson at Apple's Fifth Avenue Apple Store grand opening. Photo: Richard Aguilar. http://bit.ly/jrbPU6

Apple’s VP of retail Ron Johnson is quitting to take the job as president J.C. Penney, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The company is expected to announce Johnson’s appointment later today. It’s a surprising move.

Update: It’s official. J.C. Penney has confirmed that Johnson will become CEO on November 1. Plus, Johnson is investing $50 million of his own money!

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