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Angela Ahrendts Says Apple Store Employee Retention Rate Rose to Historic High of Nearly 89% During Her Tenure

Wednesday July 10, 2019 7:08 am PDT by
On a recent episode of the RBC Disruptors podcast with host John Stackhouse, Apple's former retail chief Angela Ahrendts revealed that Apple's retail employee retention rate rose from 61 percent to a "historic high" of "nearly 89 percent" during her five-year tenure at the company. Ahrendts, left, with YouTube star iJustine "I don't feel that Apple retail is facing near the headwinds that...

Angela Ahrendts on Apple Retail Criticism: 'I Don't Read Any of it, and None of it is Based on Fact'

Friday May 24, 2019 5:21 pm PDT by
Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts today did an interview with Bloomberg, where she spoke about her time at Apple. The opportunity to take the Apple Store experience "to the next level" and have a greater impact on surrounding communities was one of the reasons why Ahrendts joined Apple. She also cited programs like Today at Apple, designed to "help reskill the current generation," as...

Apple's Former Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Named to Airbnb's Board of Directors

Thursday May 16, 2019 9:17 am PDT by
Apple's former retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who left the company last month after five years, has joined Airbnb's board of directors. In May 2018, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said that he planned to appoint at least one woman to the company's board, according to CNN. Ahrendts will be the second woman to join Airbnb's board after Ann Mather of Pixar and Disney last August. "Angela has a...

Angela Ahrendts Shares Lessons She Learned While Working at Apple

Monday May 6, 2019 11:26 am PDT by
Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts left the company last month, and ahead of her departure, she sat down to share her thoughts on her experiences at Apple on LinkedIn's Hello Monday podcast. Apple hired Ahrendts in in 2014, after Apple CEO Tim Cook listened to her April 2013 TED talk on "the positive and transformative power of human energy." Cook told her after that moment that he knew ...

Angela Ahrendts Officially Leaving Apple Today

Monday April 15, 2019 11:47 am PDT by
As noted in a regulatory filing from February, Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company today, with April 15 marking her last day at Apple. Apple in early February announced that Ahrendts' role as Apple's head of retail would be ending, with Deirdre O'Brien taking over. Deirdre O'Brien was formerly Apple's vice president of people, but her title is now Senior Vice President...

Apple's Recent Leadership Changes Suggest Transition From iPhone Reliance to Focus on Services

Monday February 18, 2019 9:03 am PST by
A new report out today by The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the recent shake ups to Apple leadership, and how the changes could be an indicator that the company is transitioning from relying on iPhone sales to prioritizing its services business and other divisions. Newly appointed executive John Giannandrea also heads Siri development Specifically, the report claims that recent hires,...

Angela Ahrendts Departing Apple in April, Deirdre O'Brien to Oversee Retail and People

Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:37 pm PST by
Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts is set to leave Apple in April after spending five years at the company, Apple announced today. Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's current "Vice President of People," is set to take Ahrendts' place. O'Brien will be taking on new responsibilities for Apple's retail and online stores in her expanded role as Senior Vice President of Retail and People, reporting...

Angela Ahrendts Discusses Apple's Experiential Retail Strategy in New Interview

Tuesday January 29, 2019 5:17 am PST by
In a new interview with Vogue Business this week, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has talked about Apple's approach to "experiential" retail. Namely, Ahrendts discussed Apple's ongoing expansion of Today at Apple sessions, which transform the company's retail stores into communal spaces for classes, how-to sessions, photo tours, and more. The interview took place near Carnegie Library in...

Angela Ahrendts Talks Apple Retail in New Interview: 'Retail is Not Dying, But it Has to Evolve'

Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:36 am PDT by
Apple senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts gave a new interview today at Cannes Lions, an annual international festival in France that celebrates individuals and companies in creative spaces. During her talk, Ahrendts discussed a variety of topics related to Apple and its pivot away from retail "stores" over the last few years to become community gathering places (via NBC News). Th ...

Angela Ahrendts Announces New App Prototyping 'Today at Apple' Sessions Coming Later in June

Friday June 8, 2018 11:29 am PDT by
Senior vice president of Apple Retail, Angela Ahrendts, today tweeted out an announcement for a new "Today at Apple" session focused on app prototyping for aspiring developers. News of the session arrives as Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference comes to an end today, after first kicking off with a keynote in San Jose, California on Monday. Ahrendts describes the new program as a way...

Apple's Angela Ahrendts to Join Ralph Lauren Board of Directors This August

Wednesday May 9, 2018 7:37 am PDT by
The Ralph Lauren Corporation today announced that it intends to add Angela Ahrendts to the company's Board of Directors this August. Along with Ahrendts, Qurate Retail CEO Michael George will be added to the board, bringing the number of directors to 13. Ahrendts joined Apple as the Senior Vice President of Retail in May 2014, where she now spearheads the company's retail strategy, contributes ...

Angela Ahrendts' Makeover of Apple Retail Outlined in New Profile

Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:49 am PDT by
A new profile of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has been posted today by BuzzFeed News, providing a look into Ahrendts' move from Burberry, the inspiration for her approach to retail from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and her partnership with Apple design chief Jony Ive. Ahrendts has been in the spotlight lately following her presentation during the iPhone X keynote event in September, where she ...

Angela Ahrendts Says Apple Won't Try to Upsell Customers to iPhone X

Friday October 20, 2017 10:39 am PDT by
Apple Store employees won't try to upsell customers to the iPhone X, according to Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts, who is in Chicago today for the grand opening of Apple's new Michigan Avenue store, told CNBC that Apple recognizes each customer has different needs that may not require purchasing the most expensive iPhone model."Internally we said the tagline was 'an iPhone for ...

Here's a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Apple's Pre-Order 'War Room'

Friday September 22, 2017 8:16 am PDT by
BuzzFeed News has put together a video of how Apple prepares for an iPhone launch day around the world. When iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time last Friday, dozens of Apple engineers were assembled in a so-called "war room" to ensure the process went smoothly. For around three hours, these engineers sat in front of at least 10 TVs ...

Angela Ahrendts Climbs to Thirteenth Spot in Fortune's 'Most Powerful Women' List for 2017

Thursday September 21, 2017 8:47 am PDT by
Apple's senior vice president of retail stores, Angela Ahrendts, has climbed to grab the 13th spot on Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" list for 2017. In 2015 Ahrendts took the 16th spot, and in 2016 she rose to the 14th spot. The top 5 women on the list this year are Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO, #5), Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments CEO, #4), Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin President...

Apple's Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts and Top Lawyer Bruce Sewell Each Sell Over $10 Million in Stock

Tuesday May 9, 2017 8:53 am PDT by
Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts and top lawyer Bruce Sewell each sold over $10 million in company stock over the past week, according to a pair of disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pursuant to her trading plan adopted in February, Ahrendts sold 75,000 shares of Apple stock between May 4 and May 8, netting nearly $11.1 million based on the weighted average sale...

'Today at Apple' Sessions About Art, Music, and Coding Expanding to Every Apple Store in May

Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:01 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it will be expanding its "Today at Apple" educational sessions to all of its 495 retail stores around the world in May. "Today at Apple" will offer programs with more than 60 different hands-on sessions in creative skills. The free sessions, which have been offered at Apple's flagship Union Square store in San Francisco since last year, will cover topics such as...

Angela Ahrendts Talks Concepts Behind Next-Generation Apple Stores at Most Powerful Women Summit

Monday October 17, 2016 10:58 pm PDT by
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail, was the opening speaker for Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women Summit, speaking a little about the next-generation Apple retail stores, her vision for Apple's physical presence and more. Ahrendts started the evening by talking about her background and how Apple CEO Tim Cook recruited her, mentioning that she originally tried to...

Angela Ahrendts is Now Simply Senior Vice President of Retail as Apple Drops 'Online Stores' From Her Title

Sunday October 2, 2016 3:13 pm PDT by
Apple updated its leadership page this weekend to reflect a minor change to Angela Ahrendts' title, which has been simplified to "Senior Vice President, Retail" as "Online Stores" has been dropped. Ahrendts remains responsible for "strategy, real estate and development, and operations" of both Apple's physical stores and online storefront, according to her slightly updated bio.Angela Ahrendts...

Angela Ahrendts Says She Views Apple Store Staff as 'Executives'

Thursday January 28, 2016 5:36 am PST by
Angela Ahrendts spoke yesterday to Fast Company about her first two years as Apple's retail chief and her strategy to improve the company's customer experience at its global chain of retail stores. In an interview titled "Apple's Angela Ahrendts On What It Takes To Make Change Inside A Successful Business," the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores explains that, in her first six...