JCPenney offers unique, surprising gifts at an amazing value this holiday season

JCPenney offers unique, surprising gifts at an amazing value this holiday season
JCPenney offers unique, surprising gifts at an amazing value this holiday season

 

  • Company Offers Incredible Value with Enticing Gifts, Money-Saving
    Promotions and Launch of Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Stores Welcome Black Friday Shoppers at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday Sale Prices Start One Day Earlier at JCPenney.com on Nov. 23

PLANO, Texas, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney is helping shoppers experience “Joy Worth Giving” this holiday season by ensuring it saves customers’ time, money and effort when it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on their list. With a breadth of curated products, must-have brands and an array of compelling promotions throughout the season, JCPenney will prove that it has the unique, surprising gifts that customers want at an amazing value.

“The essence of Christmas is rooted in the joy of giving. We know our customer puts a lot of thought and love into the gifts they give,” said Mary Beth West, chief customer and marketing officer for JCPenney. “Our value offering this year has never been stronger. When combined with our outstanding gift assortment, we’re confident holiday shoppers will make JCPenney the destination worth shopping this season.”

Deals Worth Seizing
JCPenney will kick off its annual Black Friday sale in stores on Thanksgiving Day when doors open at 3 p.m. For customers who wish to get a head start on their holiday shopping, Black Friday sale prices will be available on JCPenney.com one day earlier beginning at midnight on Nov. 23.

When stores open on Thanksgiving Day, early shoppers will be greeted with an envelope containing a coupon worth $10 off $10, $100 off $100 or a $500 off $500 or more purchase, while supplies last. Coupons are valid for use in store only starting on Thanksgiving Day. Shoppers in stores at 6 a.m. on Black Friday will receive another chance to receive an instant-savings coupon worth up to $100 off $100 or more purchase. Stores will remain open for the Company’s Black Friday sale until Friday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m.

To simplify the shopping experience and better serve customers during the busy holiday season, associates will be wearing festive red shirts, making it easier to spot them throughout the store, and new red shopping carts will be rolling out to 450 stores nationwide.

This year’s Black Friday deals, which were exclusively previewed to JCPenney mobile app users on Nov. 4, include exciting offers such as:

  • $1.99 Mixit™ touch tech gloves
  • $2.99 Home Expressions™ 100 percent cotton towel or JCPenney Home™ classic standard/queen pillow
  • $4.99 Disney® Collection mini plush or select Paw Patrol toys
  • $5.99 select Shopkins™ or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys
  • $7.99 cooks™ kitchen electrics (after $12 mail in rebate)
  • $9.99 Tzumi™ dream vision virtual reality headset
  • $14.99 Women’s pajama sets
  • $19.99 select Women’s boots
  • $20 1/10 CT. T.W. diamond studs in sterling silver or Liz Claiborne® charging pouch
  • $29 Women’s (with faux fur trim) or Men’s St. John’s Bay™ puffer coat
  • $29.99 Sky Rider drone with camera or Razor kick scooter
  • $36.99 Men’s Levi’s® 501® original core jeans
  • $39.99 5-pc Protocol® Hamilton luggage set
  • $59.99 CHI® flat iron
  • $59.99 Nutribullet® blender
  • $79 Sharper Image® 5.1 channel bluetooth home theater system
  • $88 men’s or women’s Citizen®, Casio®, Seiko® or Invicta® watches
  • $89.99 Keurig® K55 brewer
  • $279.99 KitchenAid® artisian 5-qt. stand mixer (after $50 mail in rebate)
  • $293 each Hotpoint® 3.8 cubic feet stainless steel basket washer or 6.2 cubic feet electric dryer
  • $994 Samsung 26 cubic feet 3-door French door refrigerator

JCPenney will also be stepping up its promotions throughout the entire month of November with exciting one-day only “Pre Black Friday” deals available in-store and JCPenney.com beginning today through Nov. 19. From Nov. 20-22, JCPenney will feature 24 online daily deals leading up to its Black Friday sale. The retailer has also begun its Black Friday sale deals on major appliances, a new merchandise category for the Company this holiday season, offering customers up to 40 percent off select models.

The savings continue with the JCPenney Cyber Monday sale on Nov. 27-28, with over 50,000 deals available in stores and online at JCPenney.com and free shipping on orders of $49 or more. The sale will be followed with further promotions online and in-store throughout the entire week.

Prices Worth Beating
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, JCPenney has introduced its lowest price guarantee. Effective Nov. 13, if a customer finds a lower current advertised price on an identical item within 14 days after purchase at a competitor, they can bring that ad to a JCPenney store, or call customer care at 1-800-322-1189 for online purchases, and JCPenney will beat that price by 5 percent. With the Company’s new lowest price guarantee, customers can be assured that they always “get their Penney’s worth” when shopping the retailer’s assortment of top national brands, such as Nike®, Levi’s®, Kitchenaid®, Keurig®, NutriBullet®, Converse®, adidas® and more. The Company’s lowest price guarantee is available every day, including Black Friday. Customers can visit jcp.com/lowest-price for more details.

Furthermore, to assist customers in finding the perfect present on a budget, JCPenney will showcase helpful Gifts Under $5, $10, $15, $20 and $25 ideas through national broadcast spots, an online gift hub found at jcp.com/gifts or on the JCPenney mobile app, and with an array of “Gifts Under” statements throughout the store.

Joy Worth Giving
JCPenney will highlight its gift assortment and value offering through its “Joy Worth Giving” marketing campaign, which includes branded and promotional broadcast spots, national print ads in top fashion and home magazines, along with digital, mobile, direct mail and email components. Additionally, a social campaign will feature videos highlighting surprising acts of generosity to deserving individuals and be supported by #JoyWorthGiving.

In celebration of #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29, JCPenney will be making a $100,000 donation to the YMCA and will host private shopping events throughout the month of December benefitting the Y. In select cities, JCPenney will invite kids from local Ys to visit a JCPenney store to shop for gifts for their families, while being treated to a special visit with a hometown celebrity.

From Dec. 15-17, JCPenney will cater to last-minute shoppers with a festive Christmas display located in high traffic areas within 40 malls across the country. The retailer will surprise and delight customers by inviting them to choose a stocking from a mock fireplace mantel to redeem at the JCPenney store for a coupon, gift card or surprise item.

For video, b-roll and images, please visit http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2016/1107_spreads_joy_worth_giving.html

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every customer’s shopping experience is worth her time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, she will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world‐class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

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

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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JCPenney announces $100,000 contribution to the American Cancer Society®

PLANO, Texas, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, JCPenney will be making a $100,000 contribution to the American Cancer Society®, the nation’s largest, nonprofit investor in cancer research, to support the organization’s breast cancer research and awareness programs. JCPenney will also be encouraging customers and associates to join its support in helping to save lives from breast cancer. Along with offering an array of special breast cancer awareness apparel and accessories from its Xersion®, Made for Life™ and Ambrielle® brands, JCPenney will host a variety of salon initiatives to benefit the American Cancer Society®.

“We are committed to helping save lives from breast cancer and could not be more proud to support the American Cancer Society this October. With more than 3.1 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer1 and approximately 246,000 new cases estimated to be diagnosed in 20162, it is a disease that touches the lives of many,” said Mary Beth West, chief customer and marketing officer for JCPenney. “Thanks in part to the efforts of the American Cancer Society and dramatic improvements in cancer research, treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today.”

Beginning today, JCPenney customers can easily locate breast cancer awareness apparel and accessories in special “Give Hope. Save Lives” zones throughout the store, featuring merchandise from activewear brands, Xersion and Made for Life, as well as Ambrielle intimate apparel. Awareness product includes graphic tees for men and women, yoga pants, hoodies, bras, fashion jewelry and more. These items will be also be available for purchase on jcp.com.

Additionally, jcp salons and The Salon by InStyle locations inside JCPenney will contribute $2, up to a total of $50,000, for every haircut service from Oct. 8-9 to the American Cancer Society. Salon stylists will also visit American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® communities across the country to pamper patients undergoing treatment for cancer away from home. The organization’s Hope Lodge facilities offer cancer patients and their caregivers a free home away from home when they are receiving their medical treatment in another city, offering them a nurturing community where they can share stories and offer each other emotional support.

Furthermore, JCPenney will host a private event for 12 breast cancer survivors at its Glendale, Calif. store, with jcp salon and Sephora inside JCPenney associates treating them to mini makeovers. Participants are part of the Look Good Feel Better® program, a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association, that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

“The American Cancer Society is grateful for the support of corporate partners such as JCPenney, who have developed distinctive programs and products to encourage their customers and communities to become involved in raising awareness and funds to end breast cancer,” said Sharon Byers, chief development officer for the American Cancer Society. “We’re excited to collaborate during October to increase breast cancer awareness and help end the pain and suffering caused by this disease. Thanks in part to the progress we’re making against breast cancer, death rates from the disease dropped 36 percent between 1989 and 20122, which means 249,000 fewer breast cancer deaths. ”

Additionally, JCPenney will be supporting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk in Atlanta on Oct. 29 as a flagship sponsor. Last year, over 170 local JCPenney associates participated in the walk. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks offer a powerful and inspiring opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness on how to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Additionally, funds raised through the nearly 300 walks nationwide help the American Cancer Society seek to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research; promoting education and risk reduction; and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. JCPenney associates across the country will be invited to participate in their local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to support the American Cancer Society.

According to the American Cancer Society, since 1993, more than 12 million walkers in the U.S. have helped raise more than $750 million to help save lives from breast cancer through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. JCPenney, together with its customers, has contributed over $7.6 million for breast cancer awareness since 2012, benefitting organizations such as Breast Cancer Research Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen.

1American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-2016. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015

2American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2016. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2016

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every customer’s shopping experience is worth her time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, she will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world‐class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

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

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

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JCPenney announces $100,000 contribution to the American Cancer Society®
JCPenney announces $100,000 contribution to the American Cancer Society®

 

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. appoints Mary Beth West as EVP and chief customer and marketing officer effective June 1, 2015

PLANO, Texas, 2015-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ —   J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today announced that Mary Beth West, a highly accomplished consumer marketing executive, will join the Company’s executive leadership team as executive vice president and chief customer and marketing officer effective June 1, 2015. She will be stepping down from her position on its Board of Directors to assume this new role.

West has been a member of the JCPenney Board of Directors since 2005 and has served in numerous leadership positions at General Foods and Kraft, most notably as executive vice president and chief category and marketing officer of Kraft Foods. In joining JCPenney, West brings nearly 30 years of consumer and retail marketing experience to the Company with expertise in brand management, integrated marketing communications and consumer insights and strategy. Most recently, West held the top marketing role with Mondelēz International Inc., where she served as executive vice president and chief category and marketing officer.

“Mary Beth’s contributions to the Board have been invaluable,” said Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, chief executive officer of JCPenney. “Her vast experience developing and growing some of the world’s most trusted and well-known brands was instrumental to our work building an emotional connection with our customers. I am delighted that she will be supporting the Company in this new capacity, which will enable us to more directly leverage her knowledge and expertise.”

“Mary Beth is a significant addition to our leadership team. As chief customer and marketing officer, we will capitalize on her nearly 30 years of consumer and retail marketing experience to lead JCPenney’s efforts to exploit our rich customer data in support of the Company’s marketing and promotional strategy. Her blend of marketing experience, consumer advocacy and strategic acumen are exactly what we need to engage new and existing customers with promotions and experiences that will inspire more families to choose JCPenney,” added Marvin Ellison, president and CEO-designee of JCPenney.

West will not stand for re-election to the JCPenney Board of Directors and will step down from the Board at the end of her term, which concludes on May 15, 2015, at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders. Following her appointment to chief customer and marketing officer, she will join the Company’s executive board and report directly to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Additionally, Kirk Waidelich has been promoted to senior vice president, sales promotion and marketing. Waidelich is a 28-year veteran of JCPenney who brings a wealth of customer, marketing and overall retail knowledge to this very important role. He most recently served as JCPenney’s vice president of marketing strategy where he was responsible for restoring promotions at the Company and aligning its marketing strategy with the Company’s strategic growth initiatives. Waidelich will be a member of the company’s executive board and report to West.

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 1,060 stores and at jcpenney.com, customers will discover a broad assortment of national, private and exclusive brands to fit all shapes, sizes, occasions and budgets. For more information, please visit jcpenney.com.

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. appoints Mary Beth West as EVP and chief customer and marketing officer effective June 1, 2015

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. appoints Mary Beth West as EVP and chief customer and marketing officer effective June 1, 2015