JCPenney announces 4Q 2017 financial and full year results

Fourth Quarter Comparable Sales Increase 2.6% Outstanding Debt Reduced by Over $600 Million in 2017 PLANO, Texas, 2018-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (Mar. 2, 2018) announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended Feb. 3, 2018. Comparable sales increased 2.6 % for the […]

JCPenney announces leadership appointments

Company initiates personnel actions to streamline job functions and reduce expenses PLANO, Texas, 2018-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (March 2, 2018) announced the appointment of Joe McFarland as executive vice president and chief customer officer, a newly-expanded role that includes responsibility for merchandising, as well as leading all JCPenney […]

JCPenney launches collection of JoJo Siwa apparel

Company appeals to “Siwanatorz” with a bright and colorful selection of apparel, bedding and bows promoting Siwa’s positive, anti-bullying outlook PLANO, Texas, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) is joining the JoJo Siwa craze and launching a line of licensed apparel dedicated to the 14-year-old Nickelodeon star and social media sensation. Available […]

JCPenney launches exclusive new brand inspired by young women who promote a positive body image — Obsess

JCPenney launches exclusive new brand inspired by young women who promote a positive body image — Obsess   Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez inspires first Obsess capsule collection for Gen Z girls PLANO, Texas, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) is taking a cue from the digitally-connected, social media-inspired tween generation and launching […]

JCPenney highlights its sustainability and community efforts in its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney announced today (Nov. 8, 2017)  the release of its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, highlighting the Company’s sustainability and community efforts across its operations worldwide. The report, which details activities for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, illustrates the Company’s ongoing commitment to the highest level of corporate […]

JCPenney to open its doors at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for its annual Black Friday sale

Stores Open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday Shopping JCPenney Beckons Black Friday Bargain Hunters With Coupon Giveaways up to $500 off and Amazing Deals on TV’s, Toys, Smart Home Tech, Beauty, Diamonds, Smart Watches, Boots and More PLANO, Texas, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This season, JCPenney is inviting shoppers […]

JCPenney adds LEGO building bricks and playsets in its toy shops just in time for the holidays

Retailer identifies the hottest gifts on Santa’s list, quadruples toy count at JCPenney.com PLANO, Texas, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The countdown to Christmas is on and JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is helping Santa check off the best gifts on his list, starting with childhood-favorite LEGO® toys. Beginning in November, JCPenney will offer LEGO building bricks and […]

JCPenney launches innovative selection of smartwatches just in time for the holiday season

Retailer unveils new Modern Bride® experience within rebranded fine jewelry department PLANO, Texas, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fine jewelry department at JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] just got a little brighter. Beginning Oct. 30, the Company is launching an innovative selection of smartwatches in 245 stores and JCPenney.com from top brands, including Samsung, LG and Garmin®, […]

JCPenney announces limited-edition capsule collection by award-winning actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, JCPenney will be treating shoppers to an exclusive, limited-edition capsule collection created with award-winning actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross. Available at JCPenney in all stores and jcpenney.com beginning Nov. 12, Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney will inspire customers to embrace their joyful spirit with a collection […]

JCPenney launches new brand of bedding and decor for kids — Frank + Lulu

JCPenney launches new brand of bedding and decor for kids — Frank + Lulu   PLANO, Texas, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is spreading the enjoyment of afternoon naptimes and playing make-believe with the launch of Frank + Lulu, a whimsical new brand of bedding and decor for kids. Featuring bright […]

JCPenney elects Wonya Lucas to its board of directors

JCPenney elects Wonya Lucas to its board of directors   PLANO, Texas, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (Aug. 17, 2017) announced the election of Wonya Lucas, president and chief executive officer of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, to its board of directors. Highly regarded for her mass communications and […]

JCPenney announces collaboration with Lifetime Emmy-nominated® show Project Runway; launches exclusive fashion brand

JCPenney announces collaboration with Lifetime Emmy-nominated® show Project Runway; launches exclusive fashion brand   Brand Will Feature Limited Edition Designs from Season Winners and Challenge Episodes PLANO, Texas, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is giving shoppers a front row seat to its fall fashion lineup with the launch of the first-ever […]

JCPenney hosts Pair Up with JCPenney campaign to provide kids in-need with basic clothing items

JCPenney hosts Pair Up with JCPenney campaign to provide kids in-need with basic clothing items   National Study Commissioned by JCPenney Finds Low-Income Children in Need of Basic Clothing Items For Every Pack of Kids’ Underwear and Socks Sold, Retailer will Donate a Pack to the YMCA PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

JCPenney creates an easy and seamless customer shopping experience with the roll out of Apple Pay at stores nationwide

JCPenney creates an easy and seamless customer shopping experience with the roll out of Apple Pay at stores nationwide   JCPenney Credit Card and JCPenney Rewards Loyalty Program Among First to Seamlessly Integrate with Apple Pay PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its focus on creating an easy and seamless […]

Jeffrey Davis joins JCPenney as executive vice president and chief financial officer

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (July 24, 2017) announced that Jeffrey Davis is joining the Company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective today. He will succeed Andrew Drexler, who has been serving as interim chief financial officer while the Company completed its […]

JCPenney expands its City Streets® private brand with casual sportswear and fashion accessories just in time for back-to-school

JCPenney expands its City Streets® private brand with casual sportswear and fashion accessories just in time for back-to-school   Company Transforms City Streets® to Fast Fashion Brand Available at Extreme Value Prices JCPenney.com Products Now Ship Free to any JCPenney Store with No Minimum Threshold PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] […]

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations   Toy assortment at JCPenney.com will continue to multiply in preparation for holiday season PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] continues to explore new merchandise categories and differentiate its business, the retailer is opening toy shops in all of […]

JCPenney introduces new and improved JCPenney Rewards program

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] today (July 11, 2017) launched a new and improved JCPenney Rewards program. First introduced in 2008, the retailer’s customer loyalty program has been enhanced with new benefits and features that allow greater flexibility and reward earning potential, along with a new website and app […]

JCPenney CFO Edward Record to leave the company

Andrew Drexler to Serve as Interim CFO as an Executive Search is Underway PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today  (July 10, 2017) announced that Edward Record has informed the Company of his intention to step down from his position as executive vice president, chief financial officer […]

JCPenney debuts Libby Edelman® lifestyle brand for time-strapped women

JCPenney debuts Libby Edelman® lifestyle brand for time-strapped women   Legendary Footwear Designer Brings Exclusive Collection of Shoes, Handbags, Apparel and Accessories to 500 JCPenney Stores PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is stepping up its fashion game with the debut of Libby Edelman®, a lifestyle brand featuring irresistible fashion […]

JCPenney launches dorm shops in stores and online

JCPenney launches dorm shops in stores and online   Many stores are located within 5 miles of most major colleges, offering convenient in-store pick up of dorm furnishings, including new compact refrigerators and laptops PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The high school class of 2017 is off to college this fall and […]

JCPenney appoints Marci Grebstein as executive vice president, chief marketing officer

PLANO, Texas, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] today (May 23, 2017) announced that Marci Grebstein will join the Company’s executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief marketing officer in June. A highly accomplished marketing executive, Grebstein brings over 20 years of retail marketing experience overseeing advertising campaigns, brand positioning, market analysis […]

JCPenney launches B2B solutions for operators and facility managers in the hospitality and multi-unit residential industries

Retailer equipped to supply linens, towels, mattresses, window treatments and major appliances to hotels, vacation rentals and multi-unit properties PLANO, Texas, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ —As JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] continues to diversify and explore new business opportunities, the Company is expanding upon its successful home refresh growth initiative by offering business-to-business solutions for operators […]

JCPenney, SEPHORA add 70 new SEPHORA inside JCPenney locations and 32 expansions

JCPenney, SEPHORA add 70 new SEPHORA inside JCPenney locations and 32 expansions   SEPHORA inside JCPenney Stores Offer Same-Day Pick Up of Online Orders Growth Spurs Expanded Assortment Online and the Hiring of Over 800 Beauty Consultants PLANO, Texas, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] and SEPHORA are making beauty accessible to […]

JCPenney partners with leading manufacturers and service providers to help customers with their home improvement plans

Test stores feature service displays for HVAC, bathroom remodeling, home water solutions and more PLANO, Texas, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As homeowners continue to invest a larger percentage of their disposable income on home upgrades, JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is capitalizing on the strong housing market by launching JCPenney Home Services™ this month. By partnering […]

JCPenney announces the election of Debora Plunkett to its board of directors

Colleen Barrett to Retire from the Board in May PLANO, Texas, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today (March 2, 2017) announced the election of Debora Plunkett, former senior advisor to the director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), to its board of directors. Possessing extensive experience in cybersecurity, information […]

JCPenney achieves $1 Billion in EBITDA for Full Year 2016; a $477 Million Improvement

Operating Income Grew $292 Million in Fourth Quarter and $484 Million for Full Year PLANO, Texas, 2017-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (Feb. 24, 2017) announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended Jan. 28, 2017. Comparable store sales were (0.7) % for the […]

JCPenney to close two distribution facilities and approximately 130 – 140 stores to optimize its retail operations

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today (Feb. 24, 2017) announced it is implementing a plan to optimize its national retail operations as part of the Company’s successful return to profitability. Under the plan, the Company expects to close two distribution facilities and approximately 130 – 140 stores […]

JCPenney announces the appointment of Snehil Gambhir as VP, managing director at its global in-house center in Bangalore, India

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney, one of the United States’ largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, announced today (Jan. 24, 2017)  the appointment of Snehil Gambhir as vice president, managing director at the Company’s global in-house center (GIC) in Bangalore, India. Gambhir brings over 20 years of global business and technology experience […]

JCPenney and NIKE partner to create Nike brand shops in over 600 JCPenney stores

JCPenney and NIKE partner to create Nike brand shops in over 600 JCPenney stores   PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — From athletes to fashion enthusiasts, activewear continues to score big with shoppers, which is why JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] and NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) have teamed up to create inspiring Nike brand shop environments […]