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  • New Retail Chief, Angela Ahrendts, Officially Welcomed on Exec Leadership Webpage

    Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s new SVP of Retail and Online stores, was placed on the company’s leadership roster in an update on Apple’s website recently. This marks her official entry into the company. Next to Ahrendt’s headshot, notes on the short bio state that the retail chief will be reporting directly to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. He has been leading the company’s retail group temporarily for over a year.

    Not only will Ahrendts be in charge of brick-and-motor locations but she will also be in charge of Apple’s Online Store. Ahrendts has a lot of experience in retail leadership, as she was executive vice president at Liz Claiborne and president of Donna Karan International.

    On the website, Ahrendt’s biography states:

    Angela holds a Marketing and Merchandising degree from Ball State University in Indiana, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2010. She is also a member of the UK's Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council and was named honorary dame commander of the British Empire in April 2014.

    Ahrendts comes at a time where the company prepares for a major push in Asia, especially China. In the next two years, Apple plans on tripling the number of Apple stores in Greater China, adding 26 outlets to the region by 2015. Tim Cook has mentioned that Ahrednts will be joining the Apple Executive Team next week, stating, "I'm looking forward to welcoming our new retail and online leader, Angela Ahrendts, who will be joining Apple's Executive Team next week."

    Source: Apple
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    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      "brick-and-motor" eh?