J.C. Penney

These kids have no idea they’re about to get schooled by two all-star quarterbacks

Carson Wentz is the Philadelphia all-star quarterback; Deshaun Watson is a top prospect for the upcoming draft. Together they delivered free suits from JC Penney and lessons in confidence to the Achievers at the Philadelphia YMCA, a college readiness program. Watch the football pros leave their …

Deshaun Watson

The ‘X-plan’ and other powerful tools you can provide when talking to your kids about proms and alcohol

She’s got the dress. He’s got the suit. They’ve got the date. They’ve got the destination.<p>But have you had the PST? Yup, the Prom Safety Talk.<p>Probably. But was it a half-hearted “Be careful” type of thing? Quite possibly. We all tend to hope for the best and avoid communicating concern to our kids, …

Clothing

The Styled Side: the crumbling brick-and-mortar retailers

<i>The storefront of BCBG Max Azria in a mall in Portland, Oregon.; Credit: Flickr user SupportPDX (Creative Commons)</i>Take TwoBig brick-and-mortar …

Trends

JCPenney Flexes Sephora Strength

Amid widespread store closings, JC Penney is playing to its strengths, opening 70 new Sephora Inside JCPenney locations and expanding an additional …

Beauty

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Is Falling Down

Brick-and-mortar retail is dying, according to many reports. Here's an example:<p>American retailers are closing stores at the fastest pace ever.<p>Roughly …

Business

Mall owners fighting online stores turn to carnivals, music

Malls are fighting for shoppers with one thing their web rivals can't offer: parking lots.<p>With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are using their sprawling concrete lots to host events such as carnivals, concerts and food-truck festivals. They're aiming to lure visitors with …

eCommerce

JCPenney Pretties Up, Adds More In-Store Sephora Locations

In a move to boost foot traffic (and hopefully sales) while getting some help with the rent, JCPenney and Sephora are expanding their partnership, …

eCommerce

J.C. Penney to expand Sephora presence

J.C. Penney (JCP -0.4%) says it will add 70 new Sephora shops inside of its stores beginning next month.<p>The company also plans to expand 32 existing …

Business

Top 3 Reasons To Buy J.C. Penney Now

Brick-and-mortar retail still accounts for the vast majority of JCP’s sales.<p>The company is expected to generate positive higher earnings per share …

Business

A Look At J.C. Penney's Q1 2017 Prospects

J.C. Penney temporarily postponed its store closure plans due to higher-than-expected sales at those stores. Overall impact on company sales is …

Fortune 500

Watch the Newest Ads on TV From BodyArmor, Arla, JC Penney and More

Every weekday, we bring you the <b>Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots</b>, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company …

Advertising

Burlington Is Able To Create Value In An Industry That Has Proven Otherwise

Expansion into more diverse products and efficient inventory strategies, will increase revenues and margins.<p>Introduction of new stores. The company’s …

Business

Think running retail stores is more expensive than selling online? Think again.

Conventional wisdom suggests that running retail stores is more expensive than selling the same merchandise online.<p>Conventional wisdom is wrong.<p>It …

eCommerce

CREDIT SUISSE: JCPenney is finally responding to the death of brick-and-mortar retail

Things have not been easy for brick-and-mortar retailers.<p>Across the retail industry, stores are closing at a clip and firms are witnessing their profits diminish as e-commerce firms such as Amazon continue to win over the hearts and cash of shoppers.<p>JCPenney has not been immune to the changing …

Business

Retail reality: While Donald Trump focuses on coal and steel jobs, retail employees are suffering mass layoffs

A major industry in the U.S. economy is suffering, and not much has been said by the president<p>U.S. retail jobs are in a heap of trouble.<p>Since January the retail trade industry has lost 61,000 jobs, a steady decline every month this year. And since October department stores like Macy’s and J.C. …

Donald Trump

The Silent Crisis of Retail Employment

What to do when department-store jobs—or mining and manufacturing jobs—go away<p>Brick-and-mortar retail is having a meltdown, and economists are starting to see the effects in the job market.<p>Overall retail employment has fallen every month this year. Department stores, including Macy’s and JC Penney, …

Sociology

JC Penney found a way to boost sales and now Macy's is trying it too

Over the past decade, revenue has plunged by more than 35% at JC Penney, largely due to strategic missteps made during Ron Johnson's brief tenure as CEO. By contrast, Macy's has been relatively successful at retaining sales, despite the severe impact of the Great Recession and the recent slowdown …

Markets

J.C. Penney Just Gave 138 Stores Another Month to Live: Here's Why

A recent uptick in sales has persuaded J.C. Penney to push back the scheduled closures of 138 underperforming stores.<p><b>J.C. Penney</b> (NYSE:JCP) initially …

Business

J.C. Penney delays closing of 138 stores by several weeks

J.C. Penney says it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks to take advantage of better-than-expected sales at those locations.The …

Denver

J.C. Penney Supports Our Case That Retail Is On Life Support, But Not Dead

JCP announced late last week they would be holding off on some store closures due to increased foot traffic.<p>This supports our firmly held view that …

Business

JC Penney staves off store closures, including Slidell location

Better than expected sales at stores J.C. Penney plans to close led the company to announce Friday (April 14) it will delay shutting them down by a …

eCommerce

J.C. Penney delays closing 138 stores one month due to stronger sales

J.C. Penney Co. said it’s delaying its plan to close 138 stores by one month because sales and traffic at the locations have been better than expected.<p>The only Southern California store involved is in Orange.<p>In a bid to cut costs and boost its long-term performance, the department store chain had …

Business

Skip the mall debate: here are other top-rated REIT plays

Real estate investment trusts took a beating in 2016 when it started to become clear that the Federal Reserve was intent on raising interest rates. But many analysts think REITs deserve another look now as the economy looks set to continue expanding slowly and steadily but rates have remained …

Real Estate

Consumer prices down 0.3 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices fell in March by the largest amount in more than two years, pushed lower by another sharp decline in the price of gasoline and other energy products.<p>Consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent in March following a tiny 0.1 percent rise in February, the Labor Department …

Business

US businesses increase inventories by a modest 0.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in February by a modest amount while their sales slowed a bit.<p>Business inventories rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in February after an identical increase in January, the Commerce Department said Friday. And sales rose 0.2 …

Business

CEO Daily: Friday, 14th April

Top News<p>• <b>J.P. Morgan's Jamie Dimon: Trump forecaster</b><p>Wall Street appears to be putting greater emphasis on what J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon thinks …

Markets

JCPenney Postpones Store Closings Because People Are Shopping There Again

Two months after JCPenney announced it would shutter 138 stores across the country amid falling sales, the company says it is delaying those closings …

eCommerce

J.C. Penney Delays Plan to Close Stores After Sales Pick Up - Bloomberg

J.C. Penney Co., aiming to capitalize on a pickup in sales, will delay its plan to close roughly 140 stores -- but only by about a month.<p>Liquidation …

Fortune 500

JC Penney postponing store closures and liquidation sales

Maybe it's the memories that are bringing shoppers out to the closing J.C. Penney stores.<p>No matter the reason, customers are showing up.<p>As a result, …

eCommerce

Pier 1 to Shutter Up to 25 Stores (PIR, M)

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR) is the latest in a growing list of retailers planning to close stores in order to survive a downturn in business.<p>The Fort …

eCommerce