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Company Reveals Unique Online Gift Ideas Worth Every Penney

PLANO, Texas, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Christmas, shoppers will discover a wonderland of gifts at that will make online shopping worth their time, money and effort. As one of America’s favorite e-commerce sites, JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] now features over 40 percent more online toys, apparel and home merchandise, along with exciting new product categories not found in stores. Backed by some of the most convenient shipping and pick-up options in the industry, the Company now offers free same-day pick up in over 1,000 JCPenney stores nationwide and most orders can be shipped to any JCPenney store in the country.

“To remain competitive and give more reasons for the shopper to choose JCPenney this holiday season, we’ve expanded the depth and breadth of our online assortment, which now has twice the selection of our largest JCPenney store,” said Mike Amend, executive vice president of omnichannel for JCPenney. “We’ve also introduced new product categories this year such as appliances, electronics, sporting goods, outdoor gear and more, while showcasing the strength of our most popular apparel and home brands, such as St. John’s Bay, Liz Claiborne, Stafford and Cooks that can only be found at JCPenney.”

This holiday season, the Company has added more than 150,000 new items to its already expansive array of online merchandise. New categories include appliances, electronics, fitness equipment and pet care products. Additionally, customers will discover premium items such as flat-screen LED televisions, video games from Xbox®, PlayStation® and Nintendo® DS™, a harmonious assortment of musical instruments and kids’ toys, including trampolines and electric ride-on cars.

For shoppers seeking extraordinary gifts that stand out from the rest, JCPenney has added distinct gifts like the Melissa & Doug® license plate travel game, a dog treat launcher and inflatable six-pack abs as a way to spread cheer for under $20. Gifts including remote control cyber boxing robots, a desktop drum set and an Okuma ignite spinning reel are under $50, while a pair of Chicago Cubs wedge shoes and a Paw Patrol® tricycle make fun presents for less than $100. There is also a Razor® MX650 motocross bike and a red barn chicken coop that are among the extravagant items highlighted on

Smartphone users are encouraged to download the newly redesigned JCPenney mobile app to make time spent on holiday shopping even more efficient. With the JCPenney mobile app, customers can make a payment on their JCPenney credit card, find the best money-saving deals or locate a nearby store to determine the availability of a particular item’s size and color. The mobile app enables shoppers to apply digital coupons online or in store and access their JCPenney Rewards. It also has an intuitive “Snap2Shop” function that leverages image recognition technology by snapping a photo of any object or image to find the exact or like item on In addition to shopping, app users can opt-in to receive mobile alerts and be among the first to know about the Company’s latest holiday sales and promotions.

Among the many incentives to shop, the Company will once again participate in National Free Shipping Day on Dec. 16 with no minimum order requirement. All other dates through Dec. 22, JCPenney will offer free standard shipping on orders of $49 or more. To ensure that gifts arrive by Christmas Eve, JCPenney is offering a variety of seasonal shipping options with the following deadlines:

  • Online orders for in-store pickup should be placed by Dec. 16.
  • Orders using standard shipping of 3 to 5 business days must be made by Dec. 19.
  • Express two-day shipping on orders must be placed by Dec. 20.
  • Free next-day air shipping for orders over $49 placed by Dec. 21 at noon CST.
  • Next-day air shipping for $10 on orders over $49 placed by Dec. 22 at noon CST.

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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 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

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NRF announces conference speakers on September 26-28 in Dallas

WASHINGTON, 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Executives from Google, J.C. Penney, Sephora, Shinola and Houzz will headline the list of speakers next month at Retail’s Digital Summit, the industry’s top networking event for premier technologists, retail executives and 21st Century thought leaders. More than 5,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives will gather to hear from experts in digital retail at the conference, which will be held September 26-28 in Dallas.

“We are thrilled to have industry leaders and executives from such innovative brands speak on our stage,” Executive Director Vicki Cantrell said. “These are pioneers who have consistently revolutionized the ever-changing retail and digital environment and are part of a stellar lineup of speakers who will give our attendees new ways to impact their businesses and enhance the customer experience.”

This year’s Digital Retail Fast Track Program, hosted by digital visionary Mitch Joel, will feature Google Daydream team business developer Sophie Miller and Sephora Innovation Lab Senior Director Johnna Marcus. The program will explore how augmented reality and virtual reality can transform the way retailers and brands reach consumers digitally. The program will be held at 9:15 a.m. September 27.

J.C. Penney Executive Vice President of Omnichannel Mike Amend will address how the company is pioneering new approaches to the traditional ways of its past, what it is doing today and how it is thinking about tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. September 27.

Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis, who started Fossil in 1984 and served as its chairman until launching Shinola in 2011, will speak at 8:20 a.m. September 28 along with Shinola President Jacques Panis.

Technology expert and inventor Shelly Palmer will share insights from advising C-suite leaders of top digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms in a fireside chat with Alon Cohen, co-founder of home remodeling and design company Houzz, at 8:50 a.m. September 28.

Other keynote speakers include futurist Michio Kaku, comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron, and Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani.

Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media as well as accredited retail analysts and bloggers. To register, visit the Digital Summit media registration page., a division of the National Retail Federation, is the world’s leading community for digital retail, offering thought leadership through original research and gold standard events. The community is made up of exclusive networking groups and committees that lead the global conversation surrounding innovative e-commerce trends and digital retail.

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 $2.6 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.

Treacy Reynolds
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF