Tag Archives: J.C. Penney

A Lesson in Retail

Michael Gould

Last week brought the announcement that Michael Gould will step down as head of Bloomingdale’s this coming February. Gould is preparing to leave the scene at a time when the business world is wondering whether two other iconic retailers, J.C. Penney and Sears, will survive. The two chains have taken different routes to get toMore »

Last updated: November 4, 2013

J.C. Penney, MSLO Revise Agreement; Macy’s to Await Court’s Ruling

Martha Stewart

NEW YORK—J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) announced that they have cut a new agreement to reduce the number of product categories in J.C. Penney’s MarthaHome collection. Meanwhile, Macy’s said it will wait for rulings on its lawsuits against MSLO and J.C. Penney from New York State Supreme Court Judge Jeffrey Oing. Macy’sMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2013

Blog: J.C. Penney Spells It Out

J.C. Penney

What’s old is new again at J.C. Penney as the retailer has dropped the much-heralded logo that was unveiled in the Ron Johnson era. The old, now new, logo spells out the historical name of the chain. It’s replacing the stark “JCP” in a box, which was said to symbolically represent the chain’s move awayMore »

Last updated: October 11, 2013

Sadove Named to J.C. Penney Board

Stephen Sadove

PLANO, Texas-Stephen Sadove, current chairman and CEO of Saks Inc., has been elected to the J.C. Penney board of directors. Sadove will be leaving his post with Saks when the retailer’s merger with Hudson’s Bay Co. is finalized, at which time he will begin his role on the J.C. Penney board. He joined Saks asMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2013

J.C. Penney Cites “Solid Progress” in Turnaround; Home Department Still Weak

J.C. Penney

PLANO, Texas-J.C. Penney said its turnaround efforts have resulted in “solid progress” in terms of improving sales figures and its efforts to reconnect with its core customers, but that the home department remains an area of weakness in terms of sales trends. In a statement issued this morning, the retailer said September same-store sales wereMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2013

Hodges Tabbed to Lead Home Merchandising for J.C. Penney

Jan Hodges

PLANO, Texas-Jan Hodges has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager for home at J.C. Penney. The appointment goes into effect on Nov. 1. Hodges succeeds Paul Rutenis, who left the retailer in July. Hodges will be responsible for the merchandising of the retailer’s entire home department. She will report to Liz Sweney,More »

Last updated: October 4, 2013

Pier 1 Tabs Hunter to Head Marketing Efforts

Eric Hunter

FORT WORTH, Texas-Former J.C. Penney executive Eric Hunter has been named executive vice president of marketing for Pier 1 Imports. Hunter has assumed responsibility for the retailer’s integrated marketing efforts and for enhancing its brand image. Before joining the company, he was senior vice president of marketing and acting chief marketing officer for J.C. Penney,More »

Last updated: September 24, 2013