Tag Archives: J.C. Penney

Subscription Box Services Yield Mixed Results

Earlier this year, we asked: What’s Ahead for the Subscription Box Service? Now, we have more information to answer that question. According to recent research, subscription box services yield mixed results. So, what exactly are subscription boxes? According to Jameson … Continue reading

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Retailers and Their Designer-Partners

One way that many retailers have attempted to stand out in today’s crowded marketplace is to arrange exclusive deals with designers. This enables the retailers to carry merchandise lines that are exclusive to them. Thus, even the competition for designer-partners … Continue reading

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Are Some Price Discounts an Illusion?

As shoppers, we all want to feel that we are a getting a “good deal.” We want to pay the lowest possible prices for the goods and services we buy at the retail service level and ambiance we expect. Whether shopping with … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Surprise: Ron Johnson Out as J.C. Penney CEO

J.C. Penney has had trouble for quite a while. So, it went way out on a limb; and in late 2011, it hired Ron Johnson, the person who had designed and overseen the highly popular Apple Store chain. But Johnson … Continue reading

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Retailers Predicted to Close the Most Stores in 2013

Even though the economy has been looking brighter, a number of retailers remain in a precarious position. According to Douglas A. McIntyre, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, and Michael B. Sauter (writing for 24/7 Wall), 8 retailers are likely to close … Continue reading

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2013 May Be a Make or Break Year for Some Long-Time Retailers

Best Buy, J.C. Penney, RadioShack, and Sears are among the best-known retailers that have faced tough times recently. Will 2013 be the year they regain their popularity — or the year when then decline even further? As today’s Wall Street … Continue reading

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