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.

September 18, 2015

The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is reportedly planning to overhaul how it serves plus-size customers with a new in-store and online format called “The Boutique.” 

September 10, 2015

The introduction of Amazon Prime Day on July 15 created a new mid-summer e-commerce event that had a profound impact on back-to-school shopping.

September 2, 2015

A new off-price outlet concept that opened its first store in November 2014 is expanding.

August 28, 2015

Some major retailers are participating in the 30th Retailing Summit conference hosted by The Texas A&M University’s Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School.

August 26, 2015

The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is in the green – green energy savings, that is.

August 17, 2015

For many, the concept of an outlet mall is associated with not only appealing deals on name-brand products, but also with driving long distances to get to the far-flung locations where outlets have traditionally been located.

August 14, 2015

While it’s way too early to start popping the champagne, J.C. Penney Co. has to be pleased about its second quarter financial results, which topped analysts expectations and suggested that the company’s turnaround is in progress.

August 7, 2015

Enjoy Technology announced it has secured $50 million in a round of Series B funding led by Highland Capital.

August 3, 2015

J.C. Penney nabbed a key executive from Home Depot and also one from Target Corp. as it seeks to maximize the power, reach and integration of its omnichannel efforts.

July 22, 2015

Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of test preparation company The Princeton Review and online tutoring company, has been elected to The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. board of directors.

July 21, 2015

The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is launching a back-to-school marketing campaign that crosses multiple channels.

June 22, 2015

The home and lifestyle company that domestic diva Martha Stewart launched in 1997 has been acquired in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $353 million.

June 18, 2015

J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman and CEO-designee Marvin Ellison shared their thoughts on the company and its strategy going forward at a recent presentation to analysts.

June 12, 2015

Debra Berman, former chief marketing office of J.C. Penney, is joining Yahoo in the new position of senior VP of consumer marketing, effective July 6.

May 13, 2015

J.C. Penney Co. topped analysts estimates for the first quarter, reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.

May 8, 2015

Canada’s Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it will pull its Joe Fresh brand from J.C. Penney stores in the United States at the beginning of next year as it looks to concentrate on freestanding Joe Fresh stores and e-commerce.

April 30, 2015

From international brands dropping anchor on U.S. shores and online players expanding in the physical space to familiar names with new formats and traditional start-ups, there is no lack of new concepts in the brick-and-mortar arena. Here’s a look at some with the biggest buzz.


April 29, 2015

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is expanding its in-store partnership with Sephora. Starting May 1, Penney will introduce Sephora to 25 additional stores, enabling the global beauty retailer to enter new and smaller markets, while expanding Penney’s reach as a destination for beauty.

April 28, 2015

J.C. Penney Company has named consumer marketing executive and board member Mary Beth West as executive VP and chief customer and marketing officer, effective June 1.

April 27, 2015

The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry, as reported by The New York Times, has led to finger-pointing and lawsuits aimed at a group of retailers.

April 14, 2015

A senior executive at The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has accidentally disclosed same-store sales growth to date in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

March 17, 2015

Deb Berman, chief marketing officer of The J.C. Penney Co. Inc., has left the company. In a statement, J.C. Penney said Berman left of her own accord.

February 27, 2015

A state appeals court in New York has revived two claims Macy’s Inc. made against J.C. Penney Co. Inc. in a long-running dispute between the two department store chains about who has the right to sell Martha Stewart Living home products.