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Former Apple Retail SVP Ron Johnson reportedly working on gadget delivery service

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Former Apple Retail SVP Ron Johnson reportedly working on gadget delivery service

Ron Johnson (l.), George Blankenship, Jerry McDougal

Ron Johnson (left) with George Blankenship (middle) and Jerry McDougal (proper)

The information revealed a report right now with particulars a few new startup former Apple Retail SVP Ron Johnson is constructing. The report shares that Johnson is launching a brand new delivery service targeted on tech merchandise following his temporary run as CEO of retailer JCPenney:

Ron Johnson, who left Apple in 2011 for a controversial stint because the CEO of M.H. Penney, is launching a excessive-finish, on-demand delivery service for devices, in accordance with a number of individuals who have talked to him about it. And he has recruited some former Apple staff, together with one-time Apple VP government Jerry McDougal, to assist.

Jerry McDougal, who The Information says is working with Johnson on launching the startup, left Apple at first of final yr roughly a year and a half after Ron Johnson left to take the JCPenney CEO gig. For reference, Johnson remained in his CEO position for about three months after McDougal left Apple.

Compared to different previous Apple executives like ousted Scott Forstall, the previous head of Apple’s retail division has been relatively vocal about his time at Apple since leaving the corporate. Johnson, in fact, was changed by now ousted John Browett and ultimately former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts.

Earlier this month Ron Johnson appeared on Andreessen Horowitz’s podcast to debate, amongst different issues, the problem startups face with the expense of brick-and-mortar shops and getting merchandise in entrance of consumers. It feels like Johnson might have been describing an issue that he might need to remedy.

 


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