Plano, Texas – Coffee press manufacturer Bodum Group is reportedly suing J.C. Penney Co. for breach of contract. According to Reuters, Bodum filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court on Aug. 30 alleging the retailer did not live up to an agreement to build an agreed number of in-store Bodum specialty boutiques by March 2013.
Bodum also accuses J.C. Penney of installing fewer boutiques than promised once the March 2013 deadline passed and of haphazardly displaying items. The company claims it spent $2.8 million preparing for the boutiques but has not yet asked for specific damages. J.C. Penney declined a Reuters request for comment.