$JCP News: 17 photos show the meteoric rise and fall of Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears

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In the past year, department store chains have announced a wave of location closures across the United States. Macy’s recently revealed plans to shut down 100 stores. In July, Sears said it’s shuttering 43 US stores, in addition to the 265 closings it …

$JCP News: 11 Fashion Brands & Retailers Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey Right Now

11 Fashion Brands & Retailers Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey Right Now
JCPenney, The JCPenney Foundation and J.C.Penney Co. Fund have pledged $850,000-plus in donations, supplies & merchandise to Hurricane Harvey relief. The multi-channel retailer and recent acquirer of competitor HSN is making a $100,000 corporate donation …

via @daringfireball: Tina Fey on Donny Johnny and the Chinless Turds in Charlottesville

Tina Fey’s segment on SNL’s Weekend Update this week was so good I’ve watched it three times already. It’s just amazing.

Yet, remarkably, it has drawn criticism from people on the left. Exhibits A, B, and C. If you’re claiming to be offended by Tina Fey’s segment this week, you’re either utterly humorless or willfully obtuse, and either way, you are part of the problem. The only people to be offended by this week are fucking Nazis, and Tina Fey just skewered them.

I remember being a kid learning that Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal was controversial in its time, because some sanctimonious shitheads thought Swift literally wanted people to eat Irish children. I just couldn’t believe there were people who were incapable of understanding satire. But here we are today, with people thinking Tina Fey literally wants us to stay home and eat cake. If that’s what you think, let me break it to you: your heart might be in the right place, but you’re an idiot.

$JCP News: Factors Setting the Tone for JC Penny (JCP) in Q2 Earnings

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J. C. Penney (JCP) has taken up several strategic initiatives to drive traffic and is likely to impress investors with its second-quarter results.

$JCP News: Retailers: J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) vs. Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)

Retailers: J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) vs. Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)


Neither of these stocks would qualify as momentum plays; they do, however, represent stocks that are in the middle of possible dead-cat bounces with Sears still down 7.4% and JCPenney up 16% in the past month, well ahead of the S&P 500’s rather modest 2% …

$JCP News: How J.C. Penney is approaching digital differently

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Large items like refrigerators and trampolines are excluded. JCPenney.com now stocks four times the assortment found in its largest store by partnering with other brands and manufacturers. More than 50 percent of its online assortment is drop-shipped by …

$JCP News: J.C. Penney and ‘Project Runway’ winner ‘make it work’ with new line

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The line will be in 500 J.C. Penney stores and on JCPenney.com Sept. 8. The retailer will also be the retail sponsor of the show’s 16th and 17th seasons, plus its seventh “all-star” show. It’s the first time the show has partnered with a national …