Tesco partners with world’s largest social media cookery channels SORTEDfood to inspire new generation to fall in love with cooking and food

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has partnered with SORTEDfood, one of the world’s largest social media cookery channels, to help inspire a new generation to fall in love with cooking and food.  The partnership, which is a media first, will showcase Tesco’s passion for food.

SORTEDfood has over 800,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel, with over 4million monthly views. With many video recipes the result of the SORTED community’s suggestions or requests, engagement levels are the highest of any food based YouTube channel.

Originally school mates, Ben, Barry, Jamie & Mike now dedicate all their time to running the channel where they release video recipes every few days to share with everyone from first time cooks to passionate foodies. Simple recipes are complemented with a heavy dose of entertainment, and tips or twists are often suggested by the community.

Tesco’s first content will focus on cooking with everyday essentials and products where prices are down and staying down.  This is one of the areas where customers said they wanted some inspiration, so Tesco challenged the SORTED team to develop three unique recipes using ingredients like fresh chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs and milk. The video will air for the first time on a bespoke air slot between the National and Regional news on Thursday 26 June, and will be supplemented by a full video recipe released online.

Leonie Foster, Customer Communications Director at Tesco comments, “We’re delighted to be partnering with SORTEDfood. We know our customers love tasty, simple and delicious recipes and are always looking for great value meal solutions. So whether a first timer or an experienced cook, customers will find something that they enjoy cooking. We’re inspired by the creativity of the SORTED team and hope our customers are too!”

Barry Taylor of SORTEDfood said, “Working with Tesco is a great way to amplify what we do and connect with an even wider community, hopefully encouraging them to get in the kitchen and try something new.”

The SORTED team recently joined a Tesco Farm to Fork trail, which takes primary school children to Tesco stores and suppliers’ farms and factories to learn where their food comes from. So far over 120,000 children have taken part. Watch the film here.

Notes to Editors

To watch the first advertorial, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zmbu76e1VY&feature=youtu.be

To see these videos and loads more from SORTED, visit www.tesco.com/sortedfood.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01992 644645

We are a team of over 500,000 people in 12 markets dedicated to providing the most compelling offer to our customers.

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The SORTEDfood team

The SORTEDfood team

Henrietta Baring appointed Head of Argos IT Commercial and Supply Chain

Milton Keynes, UK,  2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Henrietta Baring has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Argos, IT Commercial and Supply Chain, reporting to Mike Sackman, IT Director. The role is key to bringing to life the strategic vision for Argos to be a digital retail leader, as announced to The City on 24 October 2012.

Henrietta has joined the business in this leadership role to help deliver the strategy of More Choice, Available Faster for customers by managing the integration of supply chain infrastructure and support customer facing developments, such as those in digital stores, in collaboration with appointed delivery partners.

She joins from Ardagh Group, where she led and delivered large scale, capital intensive and complex transformational programmes. Previously, she held similar roles across a variety of sectors in the UK and internationally at Diageo, Allied Domecq and Australian Post.

On her appointment, Mike Sackman, IT Director, Argos said: “I am delighted that Henrietta has joined the IT leadership team. Technology is at the heart of the Argos Transformation and as we build our capabilities to ensure we have a fully integrated supply chain. This is crucial to allow us to respond quickly and effectively to the marketplace.

“Her areas of focus will be on systems that show real time product availability and reduce lead times to customers, and systems that process millions of customer orders for local in store pickup or for home delivery.  She is a great addition to an already strong team.”

On her appointment, Henrietta Baring added: “I am delighted to be joining at this exciting time for the business and am impressed by the positivity, pace and enthusiasm to change within Argos.

“In my experience, it is crucial to have cross-business support and collaboration for major complex infrastructure projects to work and that is absolutely what we have here. With such passionate stakeholders involved I know that customers are starting to see the benefits of the plan working for them.”

 

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Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

 

AboutArgos
Argosis a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 43,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be theUK’s largest high street retailer online with 738 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2014. Argosserves around 123 million customers a year through its network of 734 stores.

In the financial year to February 2014,Argossales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, theUK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

The John Lewis Partnership Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary Margaret Casely-Hayford to retire at the end of July 2014

LONDON, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Margaret Casely-Hayford, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary has decided to retire from the Partnership at the end of July 2014. Margaret has been appointed to the position of Chair of the Charity Action Aid UK and is also a Non-Executive Director of NHS England. She has decided that she now wishes to focus on these two significant roles.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: ‘We wish Margaret every success in the future and I thank her for her contribution to the Partnership. During her time with us, Margaret has built a professional and highly regarded legal team who have provided excellent support to the Partnership, and has established a valuable regulatory risk compliance framework during a period of rapid change and growth’.

The Partnership is in the process of recruiting a permanent successor, and has appointed Alan Buchanan as interim Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary to take effect from 1 August 2014. Alan is a qualified and experienced lawyer and Company Secretary. Most of his career has been spent with British Airways, joining them in 1990, first as their Principal Legal Adviser, Finance and then, after 10 years, becoming their Company Secretary.

Alan’s most recent role has been as Company Secretary for BUPA. He has also held several non-executive roles and is currently a Trustee of the British Airways Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 42 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and a shop at Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 320 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 91,000 staff are Partners in the business.

For further information please contact:

John Lewis Partnership
Neil Spring, Group Senior External Communications Manager
Telephone: 020 7592 6296

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Simon Rigby / Jos Bieneman
Telephone: 020 7638 9571

IKEA officially broke ground for its future St. Louis store scheduled to open Fall 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With company representatives, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, local officials and community leaders on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially broke ground for its future St. Louis store scheduled to open Fall 2015. Until then, customers can shop at the closest IKEA stores: the Chicago-area IKEA Bolingbrook and IKEA Schaumburg; or online at IKEA-USA.com.

Additionally, a Kansas City-area store is on track to open Fall 2014 in Merriam, KS. The 380,000 square-foot future IKEA St. Louis, and 1,300 parking spaces, will be built along the northern side of Interstate-64 and Vandeventer Avenue on nearly 21 acres in the City’s Cortex Innovation District. IKEA has contracted with St. Louis-based S. M. Wilson & Co. to construct the project, and store plans reflect the same unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. In addition, IKEA will evaluate potential on-site power generation to complement its current U.S. goal of renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations. Also reflecting the company’s sustainability commitment, IKEA is working with Habitat for Humanity St. Louis and other local groups to recycle and salvage as much of the existing buildings’ equipment, materials, and parts as possible.

“This location will help bring the unique IKEA family-friendly shopping experience closer to many St. Louis-area customers who currently can only shop at IKEA stores elsewhere or online,” said Rob Olson, IKEA U.S. CFO. “The store also will attract new customers from Missouri, Illinois and beyond who value good design, good function and affordable prices, but have not yet had the chance to shop at an IKEA store.”

IKEA St. Louis will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. In addition to the more than 500 jobs that are expected to be created during the construction phase, approximately 300 coworkers would join the IKEA family when the new store opens. IKEA St. Louis also will provide significant annual sales and property tax revenue for local governments and schools.

Candidates interested in working at this employer of choice should begin looking online this fall at IKEA-USA.com, where they will be able to apply for diverse positions available in home furnishings sales, interior decoration, customer service, safety and security, cashiers, maintenance, goods flow, receiving, warehouse and stock replenishment. Also, setting itself apart, IKEA St. Louis will offer approximately 60 food service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Food Market, Café Bistro and coworker cafeteria. IKEA is working closely with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) so St. Louis residents should feel free to contact SLATE to be notified when jobs are posted as opportunities develop.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 350 IKEA stores in 44 countries, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked in FORTUNE’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, Working Mother magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” and Training magazine’s annual “Top 100.” IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @DesignByIKEA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

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IKEA US to adopt new minimum hourly wage structure for their US retail co-workers beginning January 1, 2015

Average Minimum Hourly Wage Rises to $10.76, approximately 50% of IKEA US Retail Co-Workers to Benefit.

Conshohocken, PA, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today it will adopt a new minimum hourly wage structure for their US retail co-workers beginning January 1, 2015. The change will take the average minimum hourly wage in existing US stores (as of June 2014) to $10.76, a $1.59 or 17% increase, and $3.51 above the current federal minimum wage. The increase will impact approximately 50% of IKEA US retail co-workers. The hourly wage will vary based on the cost of living in each IKEA US location*. This is a departure from determining wages based on the local competitive situation and is centered on the needs of the co-worker.

“At IKEA, we are guided by our mission ‘to create a better everyday life for the many people,’ a vision that includes our co-workers, customers and the communities impacted by our business,” said Rob Olson, IKEA US Acting President and CFO. “The transition to the new minimum hourly wage structure is not only the right thing to do, it makes good business sense. We are basing our wages on our co-workers and their needs, rather than what the local employment market dictates. Our focus is to ensure that IKEA is a great place to work by providing an environment that develops our co-workers and also meets our customers’ expectations. All of this contributes to our business success.”

The wage increase is based on the MIT Living Wage Calculator, which takes into consideration housing, food, medical and transportation costs plus annual taxes.* The hourly wage will vary based on the cost of living in each IKEA US location. All 38 existing US retail locations, as well as IKEA’s three new locations which open before the end of 2015, will adopt the new structure. All IKEA US non-retail locations – including five distribution centers, two service centers and a manufacturing facility – have hourly wage jobs that are already paying minimum wages above the local living wage.This increase is just the latest in a series of investments that IKEA has made in its co-workers. In the past year, IKEA US has introduced the TACK! loyalty program which makes contributions to a new retirement fund, and has increased the employer-matched contributions to the co-worker’s 401(k) plan, as well as launched the new One IKEA Bonus program for all co-workers.

The new minimum hourly wage structure will be a significant investment but it will not increase IKEA prices. In fact, IKEA is committed to continuing to lower prices.

* The rate used is a single person with no children .Based on the MIT Living Wage calculator http://livingwage.mit.edu
Rate applies no matter what the hours per week a co-worker works.

Contact: Mona A. Liss, IKEA Corporate PR Director ~ Mona.Liss@IKEA.com, 610.834.0180, ext.5852 (until June 27 and thereafter contact Elizabeth Gray, APCO Worldwide ~egray@apcoworldwide.com, 646-556-9316.)

About IKEA
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 305 IKEA Group stores in 26 countries. There are 38 IKEA stores in the US. In FY 13, the IKEA Group had 135,000 co-workers, 684 million visitors to the stores and 1.3 billion visitors to IKEA.com. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.

For more information, visit IKEA-USA.com, facebook.com/IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, @DesignByIKEA, http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/, www.youtube.com/IKEAUSA, www.theshare-space.com, www.theshare-space.com/en/Blog

 

The National Retail Federation: Retailers applaud supreme court decision on NLRB appointments

Executive Power to Push Pro-Union Agenda Halted by Court

WASHINGTON, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which questioned President Obama’s use of recess appointments to fill vacancies on the NLRB during a “pro forma” session of the Senate:

“The Supreme Court decision demonstrates that President Obama seriously erred in his attempt to circumvent Congress when he packed the NLRB with pro-union advocates. The court rightfully defended and protected the constitutional role of the U.S. Senate to provide advice and consent on executive appointments.

“While the decision does not affect the current composition of the NLRB since new board members have been seated with Senate consent, it does invalidate several important board decisions that will now have to be considered again by the new board.

“Most importantly, the decision is a reminder that there are appropriate limits to the unilateral exercise of executive authority. Rather than continuing the use of executive power to expand the regulatory reach of Washington, retailers and other job creators would encourage the White House to work with all stakeholders to fashion compromise solutions that address our shared economic challenges.”

As a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, NRF submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in the Canning case arguing that Obama’s use of recess appointments to fill vacancies on the NLRB was unconstitutional and that actions taken while questionable appointees were in office should be vacated.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. www.nrf.com

Stephen E Schatz
202-626-8119
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

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Ahold receives preliminary approval from the Czech competition authority to acquire SPAR’s business in the country

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced that it has received preliminary approval from the Czech competition authority to acquire SPAR’s business in the country.

The competition authority has stipulated that after completion of the acquisition, Ahold is required to divest a limited number of stores in the Czech Republic.

Once this decision is final, Ahold is authorized to complete the transaction. Ahold expects completion to take place in the second half of this year.

Cautionary notice

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the decision of the Czech competition authority becoming final, the timing of the completion of the transaction and the subsequent divestment of stores. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as the effect of general economic or political conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates or interest rates, increases or changes in competition, Ahold’s ability to implement and complete successfully its plans and strategies, the benefits from and resources generated by Ahold’s plans and strategies being less than or different from those anticipated, changes in Ahold’s liquidity needs, the actions of competitors and third parties and other factors discussed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable laws. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold” or simply “Ahold”.

NACS releases the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and comprehensive collection of data and trends – the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has released the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and most comprehensive collection of data and trends.

Published since 1972, the NACS State of the Industry Report provides valuable information to help industry stakeholders maximize their company’s growth and profitability. This year’s 184-page report examines economic conditions and their potential impact on the industry. A comprehensive selection of charts and tables focus on every area of the industry’s 2013 performance, including financial performance, store operations, merchandising, foodservice, motor fuels sales and quartile analysis.

According to the report, U.S. convenience stores reached record in-store sales in 2013, with sales climbing 2.4% to $204 billion. Combined with motor fuels sales of $491.5 billion, overall convenience store sales were $695.5 billion. Among the in-store categories, foodservice drove profits, accounting for 28.9% of gross profit dollars. Packaged beverages were second, accounting for 19.7% of gross profit dollars. While tobacco products constituted 36.4.0% of in-store revenue dollars, they accounted for only 18.5% of gross margin dollars.

“We are extremely grateful to those who submitted data for this year’s survey. Not only does the NACS State of the Industry Report serve as the industry’s premier benchmarking tool, the data compiled and subsequent analysis serves as a widely credible communications tool in defending our priority issues, both on Capitol Hill and with the national media,” said NACS Director of Research and Statistics Bob Swanson.

Purchasers of the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data will also receive the Fact Book as a downloadable, self-extracting file. Now in its 27th edition, the Fact Book provides a detailed statistical account of industry data over the past several years — or in some cases, decades — as well as a historical recap of the industry and key definitions and events that have shaped it. The Fact Book will be available in late July.

The NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data and the Fact Book are available to NACS member companies (order number 40022067) for $249 ($749 regular price). Additional copies of the State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data with the Fact Book (order number 40022068) are available for $40. The Report/Fact Book package also is available as an electronic PDF edition (order number 40022069) to NACS members for $599 ($1,199 regular price). Orders can be placed online at nacsonline.com/shop or by calling NACS Customer Service at (800) 966-6227.

Note to editors: An industry overview excerpted from the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data is available upon request.

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Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 151,000 stores across the country, posted $696 billion in total sales in 2013, of which $491 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

Apple® announced its 16GB iPod touch® is now available in vibrant colors and equipped with 5 megapixel iSight® camera for just $199

iPod touch Lineup Now Starting at $199

CUPERTINO, California, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple® today announced its 16GB iPod touch® is now available in vibrant colors and equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight® camera for just $199. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, brilliant 4-inch Retina® display, Apple’s A5 chip and FaceTime® camera. iPod touch features an ultra-thin and light anodized aluminum design and is available in pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray and (PRODUCT) RED. iPod touch comes in a 16GB model for $199, 32GB for $249, and 64GB for $299.

iPod touch comes with iOS 7, offering more than 200 features including Camera app filters that let you easily add real-time photo effects. Additionally, the Photos app offers ways to automatically organize your photos based on time and location. With iCloud® Photo Sharing, it’s simple to share photos and videos with exactly the people you want to see them and your friends and family can comment and access their shared streams from any iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch, Mac® or PC at any time. This fall, iOS 8 will be supported on the entire iPod touch lineup.

With the revolutionary App Store℠ on iPod touch, users in 155 countries have access to over 1.2 million apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including hundreds of thousands of games. More than 75 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. Customers also have the iTunes Store® at their fingertips, giving instant access to an incredible selection of music, TV shows, movies and books to purchase and download directly to their iPod touch.

Pricing & Availability
iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days, in pink, yellow, blue, silver and space gray through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested price of $199 (US). Starting today, the 32GB and 64GB models have been repriced worldwide, at a suggested price of $249 (US) for the 32GB model and $299 (US) for the 64GB model. iPod touch requires a Wi-Fi connection or a Mac with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port, Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later and iTunes® 10.7 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later and iTunes 10.7 or later. An Apple ID is required for some iPod touch features.

(PRODUCT) RED models of iPod touch are available through the Apple Online Store(www.apple.com) and Apple’s retail stores.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Press Contacts: 
Hannah Wong
Apple
hannahw@apple.com
(408) 974-7077

Christine Monaghan
Apple
cmonaghan@apple.com
(408) 974-8850

 

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPod touch, iSight, Retina, FaceTime, iCloud, iPhone, iPad, App Store, iTunes Store and iTunes are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Apple Media Helpline (408) 974-2042 media.help@apple.com

The JCPenney at Bay Plaza Mall undergoes extensive six-month renovation to enhance shopping experience

PLANO, Texas, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value, JCPenney is making the shopping experience in the Bronx, N.Y., more exciting than ever. The JCPenney at Bay Plaza Mall, which originally opened in 1997, is undergoing an extensive six-month renovation to create a shopping environment that mimics the look and feel of a brand new JCPenney store.

“At JCPenney, we’re not only committed to fitting the shapes, sizes, colors and wallets of our customers, we’re also focused on providing Bronx residents with the best possible shopping experience,” JCPenney Store Leader Vickey Denaro said. “Although we remain open for business during our remodel, we invite everyone to come see our updated store in mid-July as we unveil our fresh new look.”

The complete remodel of the 166,000-square-foot store features modern fixtures, re-planned aisles, and new signage and graphics, making it easy to locate the hottest trends from popular private brands such as Liz Claiborne®, Worthington®, Stafford® and St. John’s Bay®, and trusted national brands such as Levi’s®, Disney® and Nike®. Among other upgrades, the store will feature energy efficient LED lighting, modernized intimate apparel and women’s shoe departments, new carpet and tile, and improvements to fitting rooms and restrooms. Exterior upgrades include new JCPenney signage, a new parking deck and five additional entrances to the store.

The renovated store also includes a full refresh of its home department, with a renewed focus on bedding and bath, small kitchen electrics and decorative accessories. Customers will discover their favorite home brands – Calphalon®, Kitchenaid®, Keurig®, Cooks, and much more – in a bright and engaging store environment staffed with product specialists. Moreover, the fine jewelry department is being enhanced with an all-new watch experience that makes finding the perfect timepiece engaging and fun.

Hours of operation for the Bay Plaza Mall JCPenney are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. JCPenney has operated stores in New York since 1922.

Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com

Investor Relations:
(972) 431-5500 or jcpinvestorrelations@jcpenney.com

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, is dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. Across approximately 1,100 stores and at jcpenney.com, customers will discover a broad assortment of national, private and exclusive brands to fit all shapes, sizes, colors and wallets. For more information, please visit jcpenney.com.