The Apple-ization of J.C. Penney continues. The department store unveiled its new shop concept Monday, showing off -- among other things -- a 1,500-square-foot men's Levi's store with an exclusive "denim bar" that evokes Apple's fabled Genius Bar.
Target may be planning to add something that's chic but certainly not cheap to some of its stores. Sources say Apple will open small stores within 25 of Target's largest stores later this year. But you may be surprised about which ones.
One of the slickest things Apple ever did to lure consumers to its products was creating the Genius Bar and Apple Care, offering fast, face-to-face customer support. Now, Apple is taking the same approach to small-biz IT support with a service called Joint Venture.