August 13, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has taken issue with an opinion piece that appears in the August 1, 2012, issue of the Wall Street Journal.

August 6, 2012

J.C. Penney chairman and CEO Ron Johnson on Monday sent out an email to the chain’s customers detailing how it is returning to the pricing policies its founder James Cash Penney intended.

July 31, 2012

J.C. Penney on Aug. 1, will open in-store shop concepts for three brands—Levi's, i jeans by Buffalo and The Original Arizona Jean Co.—in nearly 700 stores nationwide.

July 31, 2012

I’ll say this for Ron Johnson: He has turned staid J.C. Penney into the most talked-about retailer in the nation. The company accounted for five of the 10 most-viewed stories on this website in the first half of 2012 (see story). And industry analysts and consultants can’t stop speculating on the chain’s fortunes, in print, on the web and on television.

July 31, 2012

J.C. Penney Co.’s visual transformation has begun.

July 25, 2012

J.C. Penney announced a partnership with Canadian fast-fashion brand Joe Fresh that will see some 700 Joe Fresh in-store boutiques open in J.C. Penney department stores in April 2013.

July 23, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. said Monday it has raised $248 million and taken its first step toward shedding non-core assets by selling off part of its stake in a Simon Property Group unit.

July 18, 2012

J. C. Penney Co. will implement a complete, open and integrated suite of Oracle Retail solutions designed to streamline operations and improve the cross-channel customer experience.

July 18, 2012

J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson said that he is sticking with the chain’s new pricing strategy and that the company’s board of directors was “totally supportive.”

July 11, 2012

Having past the calendar’s mid-point, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the most viewed stories of the year to date on

July 10, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. announced that it is eliminating approximately 350 positions at its headquarters in Plano, Texas, completing a reorganization of its corporate office that it said was designed to create a leaner and more simplified operating structure.

July 2, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. has launched a charitable initiative, called jcp cares, that will support a new cause each month by inviting customers to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the company's featured charity partner.

June 20, 2012

J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson is taking over direct responsibility for marketing in the wake of the departure of Michael Francis, who left the company abruptly on Monday, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

June 18, 2012

In an announcement that caught the retail industry by surprise, J.C. Penney Co. said that Michael Francis will be leaving the company, effective June 18.

June 7, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. announced several promotions and additions to its merchandising, operations and investor relations areas.

June 6, 2012

J.C. Penney has angered a conservative group with a Father's Day ad that features a gay couple and their two young children.

June 1, 2012

Ron Johnson, CEO of J.C. Penney, will answer questions from investors at the Piper Jaffray 32nd Annual Consumer Conference in New York City on June 5, 2012.

May 31, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. has asked a New York Federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the visual merchandising firm Hudson + Broad over the Plexiglass LED square frame used in the chain’s new “Fair and Square” branding campaign, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

May 17, 2012

Does J.C. Penney have time on its side? Or to put it another way: How long will investors wait for J.C. Penney’s transformation? Because, based on the chain’s awful first quarter, it doesn’t appear to have even taken root yet. I’m not surprised.

May 16, 2012

J.C. Penney executives laid out further details of their strategy going forward during the chain’s quarterly conference call with investors.

May 15, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. reported a wider-than-expected loss of $163 million, or 75 cents a share, for its fiscal quarter ended April 28, 2012, compared with a year-earlier profit of $64 million.

May 3, 2012

J. C. Penney Co. said that Ken Hannah has been named CFO, effective May 7.

April 26, 2012

On Thursday, J.C. Penney and CEO Ron Johnson announced a new lineup of executive players to join the department store retailer’s team, one of them from the ranks of Apple.

April 24, 2012

Stage Stores announced the appointment of Steven Lawrence as chief merchandising officer, effective April 30, 2012.