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 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

This year’s Chain Store Age “10 Under 40” youthful overachievers — selected by nationwide search and nominations by colleagues — are intense, collaborative team-builders. Each talks about seeing, understanding and responding to the big picture — the whole forest. No one shies away from problems. They seek out big, creative challenges and work tirelessly until solutions emerge.This year’s group supports the broader industry, too. They are International Council of Shopping Center members, nationally and localy.

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.

February 26, 2015

J.C. Penney swung to an unexpected loss in its fourth quarter amid heavy holiday discounter.

February 5, 2015

J.C. Penney is partnering with InStyle magazine to reinvent its 850 in-store salons nationwide in a move that could help the retailer pump up its volume and increase traction with younger shoppers.

January 27, 2015

Overall holiday shopping season sales numbers have been rolling in, and the news confirms what many retail real estate analysts (including myself) suspected: 2014 holiday sales were strong. Nothing earth-shattering — but plenty good enough to chalk this one up as a win.

January 8, 2015

It will not be a happy New Year for employees of some 40 J.C. Penney stores.

January 6, 2015

J.C. Penney is reflecting in a post-holiday glow and feeling bullish about its business going forward after reporting a 3.7% increase in  same-store sales during the holidays (the nine week period from November through December).

December 4, 2014

Hoping to boost its holiday mobile traffic, J.C.Penney has enhanced its digital presence, including an all-new JCPenney iPhone app. 

November 20, 2014

J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Rite Aid, Meijer and Sears rank as the best retailers for Black Friday deals, according to a survey by personal finance social network WalletHub. 

November 4, 2014

Former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson is back in the game. Johnson, who prior to joining Penney headed up Apple’s retail store operations for nearly 12 years, is launching a new company — called Enjoy — and contrary to earlier rumors, it’s not an on-demand tech-gadget delivery service. Instead, it’s a service to help online shoppers make the right product choices.

October 13, 2014

J.C. Penney made history on Monday with its announcement that industry veteran Marvin Ellison will take the reins of the company from current CEO Mike Ullman in August 2015 (he joins the board and takes over as president on Nov.1).

October 13, 2014

J.C. Penney on Monday appointed Marvin Ellison president and CEO-designee, effective Nov. 1.

September 25, 2014

More than 100 retailers, including Macy’s and J.C. Penney, have reportedly joined forces with the New York Police Department to create the Metropolitan Organized Retail Crime Alliance.

September 24, 2014

Ron Johnson is reportedly stepping back into the public arena. The former J.C. Penney chief (and, before that, Apple retail head) is about to launch a “high-end, on-demand delivery service” for electronic devices, according to The Information.

September 2, 2014

Target’s back-to-school ad “Supplies They Need” resonated most with consumers among all back-to-school ads in 2014.

August 14, 2014

J.C. Penney answered Wall Street questions about whether or not the struggling department store retailer could stage a comeback -- by posting better-than-expected profit and revenue in the second quarter.

July 16, 2014

J.C. Penney has teamed up with NBC’s “Today Show” to display five mannequins created in the image of real Americans in the windows of its store in Manhattan.

July 9, 2014

Ron Johnson, who has been keeping a low profile since he was ousted from J.C. Penney in April 2013, made a rare guest appearance at Stanford University.

July 2, 2014

J.C. Penney has filed an appeal of a June 16 ruling by the New York State Supreme Court that it "tortuously" interfered with Macy’s 2006 contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia when Penney entered into its own contract with Martha Stewart in 2011.

June 16, 2014

In a long-awaited ruling handed down Monday by the New York State Supreme Court, J.C. Penney has been found to have "tortiously" interfered with Macy’s 2006 contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia when Penney entered into its own contract with Martha Stewart in 2011.

May 15, 2014

J.C. Penney topped expectations for the first quarter, reporting a 6.2% increase in same-store sales that easily topped views.