John Browett, Apple's New Head of Retail, Sends Introductory Email to Store Employees

john browett headshotApple's new senior vice president of Retail, John Browett, has introduced himself to Apple Retail employees in an email obtained by IFO Apple Store.

Team,

At last I've officially started at Apple, and it's great to be here. I've had the chance to meet many of you at stores in the U.S. and across Europe, and one of my top priorities for the coming months is to meet many more people on our team around the world.

It's incredibly impressive to be on the inside of Apple Retail. Many of my friends, relatives, and former colleagues have written to tell me how lucky I am to be working with such a great group of people, and I couldn't agree more. While our stores are fantastic and our products are amazing, it really is our people who make the difference in creating the best retail experience.

There will be much more to share in the weeks ahead, and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone over time.

I am thrilled to work with all of you as we build the future of Apple Retail together.

Browett, who joins Apple from British electronics retailer Dixons, started work at Apple on April 20, nearly six months after former retail head Ron Johnson left the company to head up JC Penney's turnaround efforts. Browett was awarded restricted stock units worth more than $60 million as an enticement to stay with the company for the next five years.

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Top Rated Comments

peterh988 Avatar
158 months ago
The Dixons influence, coming to an Apple Store near you!

Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdowns Avatar
158 months ago
John Browett was in charge of the #1 WORST RETAILER IN THE ENTIRE UK.

Dixons has more customer service complaints than almost any other company in the UK. Even mentioning the word Dixons gets people rolling their eyes and shaking their heads "no" in the UK. Nobody respects Dixons, because everyone has been burned by Dixons.

So WHAT IN THE WORLD can this guy POSSIBLY do for Apple, except COMPLETELY DESTROY what was once an incredible retailing experience created by Ron Johnson?

John Browett understands Apple & excellent customer service about as much as I understand flying a rocketship to the moon.

And for Tim Cook to hire this guy is just inexcusable. John Browett should not be allowed to even put one finger on the Apple brand. He is poison. Someone has got to get rid of this guy before he destroys everything.


Thanks you for your rant. I'll take Tim Cook's judgement over yours any day.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scotty321 Avatar
158 months ago
John Browett was in charge of the #1 WORST RETAILER IN THE ENTIRE UK.

Dixons has more customer service complaints than almost any other company in the UK. Even mentioning the word Dixons gets people rolling their eyes and shaking their heads "no" in the UK. Nobody respects Dixons, because everyone has been burned by Dixons.

So WHAT IN THE WORLD can this guy POSSIBLY do for Apple, except COMPLETELY DESTROY what was once an incredible retailing experience created by Ron Johnson?

John Browett understands Apple & excellent customer service about as much as I understand flying a rocketship to the moon.

And for Tim Cook to hire this guy is just inexcusable. John Browett should not be allowed to even put one finger on the Apple brand. He is poison. Someone has got to get rid of this guy before he destroys everything.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
158 months ago
Here's hoping he doesn't screw up a good thing...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
basesloaded190 Avatar
158 months ago
Wrong photo?

No?
http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/john-browett.html
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdowns Avatar
158 months ago
I just Googled 'uk worst electronic retailer' - the first named store was Dixons, third hit from the top. Try it for yourself.


And I just googled best uk electronics retailer and Best Buy was first and Dixon's third. :rolleyes:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)