Ron Johnson Leads Investment in Nasty Gal


Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail executive and ex-CEO of JCPenney, has invested in the online retailer Nasty Gal.

In Other News: Ron Johnson Raises $25 Million For New E-commerce Startup

Forbes recently reported that former Apple SVP of retail operations and former JCPenney CEO raised $25 million in funding for his latest venture, a new e-com start-up called Enjoy.

Guest editorial: Mr. Selfridge and JCPenney

Jeremy Piven as Mr Selfridge in PBS's miniseries

Jack Abelson compares two retail mavericks, one successful (Harry Gordon Selfridge) and one recently out of work (Ron Johnson).

Guest Editorial: The new old JCPenney

Fred Rosenfeld

Fred Rosenfeld: When Ron Johnson took over as CEO of JCPenney, he laid off thousands. And then Johnson fired his customers.

JCPenney fires Johnson, rehires Ullman

Myron Ullman

JCPenney’s board of directors has let CEO Ron Johnson go and rehired former chief executive Myron “Mike” Ullman.

Joe Fresh to launch shop-in-shops in 700 JCPenney stores

Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh, the Canadian apparel chain launched by Club Monaco founder Joe Mimram, will open nearly 700 shop-in-shops at JCPenney stores.

JCPenney to lay off 350 in “final phase” of restructuring


JCPenney eliminated 350 more positions at its headquarters today as it released details of what it said was the “final phase” of the restructuring that began in April.

Francis out at JCPenney after less than a year

MIchael Francis

There’s more drama at JCPenney headquarters as the discount retailer announced the abrupt departure of president Michael Francis.

JCPenney menswear team hit hard by lay-offs


JCPenney isn’t commenting about the 600 employees affected by its latest restructuring moves, but according to sources, its menswear team was hit hard.

JCPenney to cut 600 workers at Plano headquarters

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson announced the company would “operate like a start-up,” a move that would cut 600 workers from its Plano, Texas headquarters.