JCPenney - Home store and clothing
JCPenney is considered a mid range department store, and is usually located in shopping malls. Typically, stores offer home products and clothing. The products offered for the home and clothing are a mix between brand names and JCP brands. The company offers a full line of clothing including pants, shirts, outerwear, dresses, and more. The clothes available in stores have separate departments for men, women, juniors, kids, and even a babies department. With the selection of clothing available, it is easy for an entire family to shop at JCPenney. In the home goods department, consumers can find outdoor living products, kitchen gadgets and cookware, and more. A separate department is JCPenney's bed and bath department. In this department consumers can find mattresses, bedding, and bathroom collections.
JCPenney - The success story
JCPenney was founded in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyoming by James Cash Penney. The first store was operated under the name The Golden Rule store. In 1904, the name officially changed to JCPenney and stores were established along the Colorado Rocky states. By 1913, the company had over 34 stores and was expanding rapidly. Through the 1960-1980s the company was expanding into all of the United States and acquiring and selling off businesses to follow consumer demands. The catalog business proved to be very successful for JCPenney, and they were the largest catalog producer until 2010, when they ended the business. Today, JCPenney operates in all 50 states and over 75 countries worldwide, by online shopping. The company has over 1,000 locations and in 2012 had net sales of $17.2 billion. You can find all current JCPenney deals and coupons here at Retale.