J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney to Launch Stores For 'Big Men'
November 16, 2010

The new Growth Brands Division launched last week by J.C. Penney to pursue "high potential opportunities" in the sector has unveiled details of its first specialty retail concept — catering to big and tall men.

Study Reveals Tremendous Facebook Growth for Retailers
November 15, 2010

The value of Facebook and other social media sites to retailers is greater than previously thought, according to a recent survey conducted by Media Logic, a company recognized for specializing in marketing for a social world. After all, Facebook would be the third most populated country in the world if it were, in fact, a country. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for retailers to be involved with the social media site.

J.C. Penney's Profits Rise 63 Percent
November 15, 2010

J.C. Penney's third-quarter earnings rose 63 percent as the department store operator benefited from fewer charges, but high merchandise levels and indications of poorer profits from the products it sells raised eyebrows.

Smaller Retail Sales Growth Seen in October
November 8, 2010

Same-store retail sales for October were up 1.7 percent, a smaller increase compared to the gains in September with 2.8 percent and 2.3 percent in October 2009, according to Kantar Retail's monthly report of 31 U.S. retailers.

J.C. Penney to Stop Mailing Catalogs
September 28, 2010

After discontinuing its Big Book catalogs last year, J.C. Penney has decided to exit the rest of its traditional catalog business as e-commerce sales overshadow its direct mail channel. The retailer confirmed that it's notified suppliers that it will stop publishing its remaining dozen specialty catalogs next year.

Despite Flat Forecast, Retailers Cautiously Optimistic For Holiday Jobs
September 10, 2010

Most major American retailers plan to hire the same number of temporary holiday workers as last year, according to a survey by a top industry consultant, underscoring that store chains continue to view the coming season with caution. Still, the annual Hay Group survey found that more than one-fifth of respondents expected to hire more seasonal help than in 2009, a sign that store chains aren't expecting shoppers to hibernate this winter, even if they fail to fully resume free-spending ways.

Goodwill's Retail Stores Flourishing in Down Economy
September 1, 2010

In an economy in which very little is thriving, Goodwill stores are flourishing. In the neatly organized, brightly painted stores, it’s easy to see the appeal: Goodwill has gone retail.

J.C. Penney's Latest Partnership Signals Push to Win Over Young Females
August 11, 2010

In an attempt to win over fashionable young women, J.C. Penney Co. is going to try running with a faster crowd. This week, the Plano, Texas-based retailer unveiled an unconventional collaboration with Mango MNG Holding SL, the closely-held Barcelona chain known for whipping up cutting edge looks that go from design studio to store shelves in as little as four weeks.