Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Local JC Penney stores are not on the closure list

JCPenney in Waterbury CT JCPenney in Waterbury CT
Preston Stone | 20 March, 2017, 00:06

J.C. Penney officials noted the closures are part of the pressures on brick-and-mortar stores, which increasingly are losing market share to off-price competitors and online retailers.

The J.C. Penney store in Marshfield Mall was one of 138 retail store locations the company announced on March 17, 2017, would be closing.

Prairie Hills Mall manager Peggy O'Brien said the "Thank you for shopping locally" campaign launched at the mall this past Wednesday emphasizes the importance of supporting the businesses in Dickinson and supporting the local economy.

KARENā€ˆVIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette The JCPenney store at Lycoming Mall prepares to close permanently with sales.

As the final phase of the $25 million makeover of Westshore Mall is finishing up, there is now a new project on the horizon: Figuring out what to do with an empty anchor store.

Eligibility for the Voluntary Early Retirement Program will will generally include home office, stores and supply chain personnel will effect another 6,000 employees, the release stated.

The Sidney store has operated downtown for at least a half-century and is one of the few places where locals could buy clothes, Mayor Rick Norby said Friday.

Delta IV finally launches military satellite WGS-9
Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Reconnaissance Office, and the U.S. The satellite, built by Boeing, will join a worldwide communications network used by the United States military and its allies.

Macy's and Sears - both competitors of J.C. Penney - also announced significant closures within the last 18 months.

The closures include eight stores each in Texas and Minnesota and seven stores a piece in Pennsylvania, Illinois and MI.

The closings represent about 14 percent of the company's stores and 5 percent of revenue.

Dixie Hupfer said in a 2015 Salina Journal story she started working at the store in 1981.

Most stores will close in June.

As reported by Reuters in February, J.C. Penney Co.

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