September 25, 2015

Less than a week into his role as J.C. Penney’s chief merchant, John Tighe revealed losing his mother to breast cancer and the retailer’s ambitious fundraising plans that kick in during October.

September 23, 2015

Veteran J.C. Penney merchant John Tighe has been elevated to fill the role of executive VP and chief merchant held by Liz Sweney who is retiring.

August 3, 2015

J.C. Penney just poached two key executives to maximize the power, reach and integration of its omnichannel efforts.

July 22, 2015

Mandy Ginsberg isn’t a household name in the retail industry but J.C. Penney thinks its newest board member can help improve online customer engagement.

July 21, 2015

JCPenney Co. is launching a back-to-school marketing campaign that covers all the bases of omnichannel retailing.

April 30, 2015

JCPenney Co. Inc. is expanding its in-store partnership with Sephora by adding the beauty retailer to more stores.

April 14, 2015

Who hasn’t prematurely hit the send button on an email? However, when it happened to a JCPenney executive who disclosed first quarter same store sales to an analyst, it begs the larger question of why the pair were even having a conversation about sales with two weeks left in the quarter. 

January 20, 2015

The obituary for the printed retail catalog might have been a bit premature, if J.C. Penney is correct.

January 6, 2015

A 3.7% same store sales increase during the holidays has J.C. Penney feeling good about the continued growth of its business.

December 23, 2014

Home Depot EVP Marvin Ellison will become president of J.C. Penney on November 1 and succeed Mike Ullman as CEO of the department store retailer next August.

November 13, 2014

J.C. Penney is in the final phase of its turnaround and the company’s stores are customers’ preferred destination for great style, quality and value, according to company CEO Mike Ullman.

September 5, 2014

J.C. Penney is launching a new online sports store that will be powered by Fanatics, an online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise.

August 14, 2014

Same store sales growth of 6% and e-commerce strength helped J.C. Penney dramatically reduce its second quarter operating loss and demonstrate growing momentum of its turnaround.

August 5, 2014

J. C. Penney is expanding its New York footprint with the opening of its first-ever store in Brooklyn. The store will have design elements and innovative features not found in any of its other stores, according to the retailer.

July 17, 2014

J.C. Penney’s back-to-school marketing campaign aims to celebrate self-expression the way it’s done nowadays: with selfies.

June 11, 2014

With coupons for anywhere from J.C. Penney to Jos. A. Bank, instant savings are now in people’s pockets with the addition of Groupon Freebies to the coupon giant’s mobile app.

March 10, 2014

With Amazon’s customer retention rate hovering north of 90%, customer loyalty initiatives are understandably at the top of every retail CMO’s to-do list.

February 26, 2014

In a sign of some progress in its turnaround efforts, J.C. Penney reported a net profit of $35 million for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1, compared to a loss of $552 million a year ago. Excluding a tax benefit and other items, Penney had a loss of $206 million for the quarter.

February 13, 2014

Ed Record, a former finance executive with Stages stores, Kohl’s, Belk and Federated was appointed to replace Ken Hannah as CFO at J.C. Penney.

February 4, 2014

J.C. Penney scored its first positive quarterly sales result since 2011, reporting a same-store sales increase of 2% in the fourth quarter, which included the holiday season.

January 15, 2014

As part of its turnaround efforts, J. C. Penney will close 33 underperforming stores across the country. The move, which will result in the elimination of about 2,000 positions, is expected to result in an annual cost savings of approximately $65 million, beginning in 2014.

January 13, 2014

Walmart CEO Bill Simon was among a group of six senior excutives added to the National Retail Federations board of directors.

January 8, 2014

J.C. Penney provided an ambiguous update on its holiday season performance, indicating it showed continued progress in its turnaround efforts and was “pleased” with its performance.

December 3, 2013

Same store sales increased 10.1% during November at J.C. Penney, the company announced during an update on its holiday performance.