Former JC Penney CEO Johnson Making A Retail Comeback

Ron Johnson is making another retail comeback.

According to the tech website The Information, the former JC Penney CEO is spearheading the launch of a “high-end, on-demand delivery service for gadgets.” The online report did not indicate the types of products that would be featured on the website, but did note that Johnson has recruited some former Apple employees to assist with the new venture.

Johnson has maintained a low profile since his 17-month tenure as chief executive of JC Penney ended unceremoniously in April 2013. While at the helm of the department store chain, Johnson saw Penney struggle reporting losses of $552 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and nearly a billion dollars in the same year as sales fell 29%.  

The retail veteran is no stranger to the tech world. He is best known for helping late Apple CEO Steve Jobs build the tech giant’s current retail format as well as its Genius Bar.