J.C. Penney

In Enfield, Connecticut, a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

ENFIELD, Conn. — It may have been Amazon deadline day for city planners all over America, but at the far end of the fading Enfield Square Mall, near …

Amazon

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

If you read the business headlines, it sounds like brick-and-mortar retail stores are dying – a so-called "retail apocalypse."<p>Around 8,600 stores …

Technology

Low pay, no bonus: U.S. retailers struggle with hiring

(Reuters) - U.S. retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire employees for stores and for middle and higher management as low pay and a feeling of uncertainty clouds the industry following a spate of bankruptcies and store closures.<p>Retailers including Macy's Inc and J.C. Penney have …

Business

Why Sears Stock Could Crash Another 30% by 2018

The games seem to be ending for Sears Holdings (SHLD) . Because of CEO Eddie Lampert's big position in the stock and his ability (via his hedge fund) …

Business

J.C. Penney has a smartwatch plan

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) will start selling smartwatches at 245 stores beginning on October 30.<p>"Our research tells us that fine jewelry is one of the …

Business

Target Is Ramping Up Store Openings and Remodels in a Bid to Stave Off Walmart

For a retailer that has invested billions in its e-commerce, Target tgt sure is raising its bet on its physical stores.<p>The discount chain’s rationale …

Trends

TJX: Sailing In Slumping Retail Market

The core business model of TJX separates it from its struggling competitors.<p>Future financial growth and improving valuation.<p>Opportunities for further …

Stocks

Target's Small Format New York City Store Marks Urban Push, Digital Battle With Amazon

Good things come in small packages.<p>So said Brian Cornell, CEO of Target, at a press preview of the discounter’s new small-format Manhattan store, a microcosm of its growth strategy and penetration into densely populated, urban markets.<p>The store, a stone’s throw from Macy’s iconic Herald Square …

Business

Chenault Among Few Black CEOs -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 19, 2017).<p>And then there were three. Kenneth Chenault's retirement from the chief executive post at American Express Co. will …

Merck & Co

J.C. Penney revamps its fine jewelry department with smartwatches and new bridal presentation - MarketWatch

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. JCP, +2.62% said Thursday that it will launch sales of smartwatches for the holidays, starting October 30. Brands will include …

Fortune 500

J.C. Penney: On The Right Path To Co-Exist With Amazon

J.C. Penney is in the front and center of the "Death of Retail" narrative.<p>Would the company end up more like Sears or Best Buy?<p>An review of …

Business

P&G Puts Its Money Back On Radio With Charmin Spots.

Procter & Gamble has rediscovered the power of radio. Its Charmin toilet tissue rolls into this week’s roster of top national radio advertisers, all …

Procter & Gamble

Amazon Poses Growing Threat to Fashion Retailers | eMarketer Retail

Department stores and specialty clothing retailers aren’t short of challenges these days, from declining store and mall traffic to consumers spending …

Trends

Negative News Is Killing Sears

Berkowitz is leaving the board, but he still seems positive on Sears.<p>Berkowitz is unwinding the fund holding Sears and clients are getting the stock …

Business

Sears dealt latest blow as Berkowitz resigns from board

Bruce R. Berkowitz has resigned from Sears Holdings Corporation’s (NASDAQ: SHLD) board of directors, effective Oct. 31, 2017, after holding the post for about 20-months.<p>Sears is struggling. Last March, in a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission, Sears Holdings issued a going-concern …

Markets

Can data analytics predict store closures?

Dive Brief:<p>Up to 197 J.C. Penney stores could be at risk of closing, beyond the 140 the retailer has already closed, according to an analysis from …

Trends

Nordstrom Suspends Effort to Go Private Until After the Holidays

The family behind the 116-year-old Nordstrom retail chain is shelving its efforts to go private until after the holiday season, the company said Monday.<p>The high-end Seattle-based brand, which has 360 stores across North America, is facing the same economic pressures and competition from e-commerce …

Business

Nordstrom Is Staying Public…for Now

Nordstrom is not going private! The high-end department store chain announced today that the controlling Nordstrom family has halted efforts to take …

Trends

Death Of Foot Locker Or A Buying Opportunity?

Foot Locker's sharp decline is responsible for investors' fear over the future of retail and FL's place in it.<p>Investors put Foot Locker in the same …

Business

Nordstrom Suspends Buyout After Struggling to Get Financing

Nordstrom Inc. is suspending efforts to take the company private after struggling to get financing with favorable terms, another sign that the …

Business

Investments For A Booming Economy: Pennies From Heaven

Macroeconomic factors point to retail having a decent Christmas, even troubled department store J.C. Penney might hold its own.<p>KTP is the publicly …

Business

Where To Discover Inexpensive Diamond Rings – Hikaru Diamond Ring

If you still haven’t discovered the ideal economical diamond ring, why not attempt a pawn shop? Sometimes pawn shops will certainly have amazing …

Jewelry

Retail sector outperforms after positive economic data

• Retail stocks are posting some solid gains after a healthy mix of economic news.<br>• Consumer sentiment blazed hot, while retail sales posted the …

Stock Markets

Town Square Quilt Tutorial

The town square is a gathering place. Here in Hamilton, we get together at Thanksgiving time to light up the Christmas display and welcome Santa …

Santa Claus

J.C. Penney: Overall Q3 Retail Sales Look Improved So Far

Retail comparable store sales look generally improved in August/September compared to Q2 2017, which improved from Q1 2017.<p>J.C. Penney could end up …

Markets

Grab 3 pairs of Dickies for $12 each at JCPenney + free shipping

Oh no! This offer has already expired.<p>While you may have missed out here, we have so many more great deals to share with you! To make sure you don't miss any more offers like this one, join our mailing list and follow us on Twitter.<p>Follow Us<p>for up to the minute updates on new deals and reviews.<p>Join …

Shopping

Tracee Ellis Ross Wants Her J.C. Penney Clothes to Turn People 'Into Everything They Want to Feel'

Tracee Ellis Ross has had no shortage of epic fashion moments: her Comme des Garçons look for the 2017 Met Gala, the Rosie Assoulin wrap dress for the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards, the breathtaking Chanel Haute Couture gown for the 2017 Emmys... and those are just from <i>this summer</i>. Over the years, …

Fashion

JCPenney plans hiring day at stores on Tuesday

JCPenney will hold its first national hiring day, aiming to employ 1,500 seasonal workers throughout Ohio for a variety of store positions.<p>The job …

J.C. Penney to hire 750 seasonal workers in Colorado

DENVER — With the holidays fast approaching, J.C. Penney is looking to hire 750 seasonal associates in Colorado.<p>The company is offering a variety of …

Denver

Predicting the Death of the Mall, One J.C. Penney at a Time

Back in February, J.C. Penney said it planned to close down about 140 struggling stores. That might be just the beginning.<p>Analysts at System2 LLC, a …

Business