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Angela Ahrendts Promises Details on Apple's 'Back to School' Situation Next Week

Saturday July 18, 2015 9:22 am PDT by
As we noted earlier this week, Apple has yet to launch its annual "Back to School" promotion that in recent years has launched in early July and offered educational customers free $50-$100 Apple Store or iTunes/App Store gift cards with the purchase of a Mac or iOS device, in addition to the usual educational discount available on some products. With the usual timeframe having come and gone...
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Former Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson Discusses 'Enjoy' Launch, Apple, Angela Ahrendts and More

Wednesday May 6, 2015 1:03 pm PDT by
Ron Johnson, who served as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple between 2000 and 2011, today unveiled his new online retail startup called Enjoy Technology that will begin selling high-end consumer electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers and drones. The Menlo Park, California company will sell about 60 products starting today. Enjoy aims to differentiate...
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Apple Watch Orders Will Remain Exclusively Online Through May, Deliveries Begin April 24

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:55 am PDT by
Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts issued an internal memo to retail employees on Thursday that helps eliminate some of the confusion surrounding the launch of the wrist-worn device. The memo, a roughly translated copy of which was obtained by, states that Apple Watch orders will continue to be taken exclusively online through May and that deliveries will begin April 24 as planned."The...
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Angela Ahrendts: 'The Days of Waiting in Line' at Apple Stores Are Over

Tuesday April 7, 2015 5:53 am PDT by
Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has issued an internal memo to retail employees that encourages store staff to direct customers to the Apple Online Store to purchase the Apple Watch and new MacBook, according to Business Insider. Ahrendts says that this is "a significant change in mindset" for Apple, noting that the long lines that typically form on Apple product launch days "are over" at...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $9.2M in Fiscal 2014, Doubling 2013 Compensation

Thursday January 22, 2015 3:00 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook's compensation for fiscal 2014 was $9.22 million, according to a newly released SEC filing. That breaks down to a salary of $1.7 million and non-equity incentive compensation of $6.7 million, double the $4.3M compensation he received in 2013. Apple's newest executive hire, Angela Ahrendts, received $73 million in cash and stock. That includes a $400,000 salary, a $500,000...
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Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Talks Expansion in China Amid Five New Store Openings

Thursday January 15, 2015 9:13 am PST by
Apple is planning a major retail increase in China in the coming weeks, retail chief Angela Ahrendts tells China's Xinhua News Agency. According to Ahrendts, Apple's aggressive strategy involves the opening of five new retail stores in the next five weeks. Apple is timing this expansion with the festive shopping of the February 19 Chinese New Year holiday. "We are opening five new stores before...
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Apple Watch Launching in 'Spring' According to Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts

Sunday November 2, 2014 8:44 pm PST by
In a video message sent out to retail employees, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts revealed that the Apple Watch will be launching in the Spring of next year, reports 9To5Mac. The timeframe given is slightly more specific than Apple's own launch projection of "early next year", which was shared during its initial unveil of the Apple Watch back in September. ...

New Retail Chief Ahrendts to Oversee Apple Store Restructuring, New Store Construction

Monday June 16, 2014 12:56 pm PDT by
Angela Ahrendts has plans to initiate a major restructuring of Apple's Retail stores to promote better customer service and to streamline operations, reports 9to5Mac. At the current point in time, stores are organized into geographical regions, but Ahrendts wants to restructure, instead grouping stores based on sales volume and customer demographics.This means that stores will now be grouped by...

Apple Retail Under Angela Ahrendts: Focus on Mobile Payments, Customer Experience, and China

Monday May 19, 2014 11:23 am PDT by
Angela Ahrendts officially joined Apple just under three weeks ago, but the new retail chief already has a solid plan in mind for improving both the online and retail Apple Store experience for customers. In a detailed report on Ahrendts, 9to5Mac suggests the retail leader will focus on three separate areas in her efforts to revamp Apple retail: China, mobile payments, and a redesign of the...

New Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts Receives Signing Bonus Worth $68 Million

Monday May 5, 2014 5:30 pm PDT by
New Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts has received a signing bonus potentially worth $68 million at current share prices, in the form of 113,334 restricted stock units that vest over the next four years.Ahrendts will receive shares spread over several different vesting periods between June 1, 2014 and June 14, 2018, assuming Ahrendts stays with the company. ...
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New Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Appears on Apple's Leadership Page

Thursday May 1, 2014 11:59 pm PDT by
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has officially joined Apple and is now listed on the company's executive page alongside other major Apple execs like Jonathan Ive, Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi. Ahrendts will take on the role of Senior Vice President of Retail and Online stores, a position that has seen significant turnover in recent years. Back in 2011, Ron Johnson left the...

Angela Ahrendts to Bring a Personal Touch to Apple's Retail Operations This Week

Monday April 28, 2014 12:29 pm PDT by
During last week's earnings conference call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Angela Ahrendts will be transitioning from Burberry and officially joining Apple this week as its head of retail. Her achievements and personality as the CEO of Burberry have been well-publicized, but her Midwestern roots, early career influences, and resulting business and life philosophies are less well-known. These...

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple Next Week

Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:13 pm PDT by
During today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company's new retail and online leader, Angela Ahrendts, will be joining Apple next week. Ahrendts first resigned from British luxury fashion house Burberry in October of 2013, but was contractually obligated to stay on with the company for another six months as it transitioned to new CEO Christopher Bailey. As ...
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Angela Ahrendts May Delay Apple Start Until Mid-Year

Thursday April 17, 2014 10:06 am PDT by
Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts resigned last October from the British luxury fashion house to join Apple as the head of its retail division. According to The Guardian, Ahrendts is free to leave Burberry this month, having fulfilled her six-month notice period, but her actual exit date is not yet known. Ahrendts may be staying longer at Burberry to help smooth the transition over to...
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Apple's Angela Ahrendts Recognized as Honorary Dame For Work at Burberry

Monday April 7, 2014 10:38 am PDT by
In the coming months, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will assume her new position as the senior vice president in charge of Apple's retail and online sales efforts. Before she leaves the fashion world for technology, Ahrendts will be made an honorary Dame of the British Empire for her work at Burberry, reports The Daily Mail. Because she is American, Ahrendts won't receive the honor...

How Angela Ahrendts' Burberry Experience Could Drive the Future of Apple Retail

Monday January 6, 2014 12:38 pm PST by
Later this year, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will move to Apple as a new senior vice president in charge of Apple's retail and online sales efforts. Before Apple announced her hiring in October, Fast Company spoke extensively with Ahrendts across several non-Apple related interviews. However, since the announcement, she has unsurprisingly declined any interview requests.In a wide-ranging...
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Tim Cook's Email to Employees on Hiring Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as New Retail Chief

Tuesday October 15, 2013 8:48 am PDT by
Following Apple's announcement that it is hiring Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to head up its retail and online store effort, CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to employees announcing the hire and giving some additional thoughts on Ahrendts and the hiring process. The full email has been posted by 9to5Mac.Team, I am thrilled to announce that Angela Ahrendts will be joining Apple as a senior vice...

Apple to Hire Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores

Tuesday October 15, 2013 12:35 am PDT by
Apple announced that it has hired Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. According to the press release, Ahrendts will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple retail and online stores.“I am thrilled that Angela will be joining our team,” said Cook. “She shares our values and our focus on innovation,...