Ron Johnson is the Apple genius behind Apple's Genius bar, who served as head of Apple Retail for the last ten years, before leaving (and leaving a lot of money on the table) to become CEO of JC Penney. He is already a legend in the retail industry, and I can't wait to see what he does at jcp. Here is an amazing article in Fortune detailing his career at Apple, and plans for the future.
Next article comes from Stab, its a great write up on one of my favorite stores, Captains Helm. Mitch Abshire has a great story and awesome philosophy on retail. Check it out.