LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has hired Dixons Chief Executive John Browett, who revived the British electronics retailer by emphasizing customer service, to lead the iPad maker’s global retail expansion. Apple chief Tim Cook, making his first high-profile hire since taking the helm of the world’s largest technology company, lured the well-regarded industry executive to fill a critical post once held by Ron Johnson, another outsider who left Target Corp to join Apple in 2000. Johnson resigned from Apple last November to join retailer J.C. Penney Co Inc as chief executive. …

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