Client Description

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company provides merchandise and services to consumers through department stores, catalog departments, and the Internet. J.C. Penney markets primarily family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and home furnishings.

J. C. Penney Company is a holding company for department store operator J. C. Penney Corp. One of the largest department store and e-commerce retailers in the US, J. C. Penney Corp. operates more than 1,000 JCPenney department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Its stores are mostly found in suburban shopping malls, and sell clothing for men, women, and children, as well as accessories, homeware, appliances, and curtains and drapes. They may contain shop-in-shops like Sephora cosmetics and US Vision, among others. Founded in 1902, current CEO Marvin Ellison is tasked with steadying the ship after his two predecessors were unable to do so.

J. C. Penney Corp. is one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers. It has about 1,000 stores selling mid-range clothing for women, men, and children, as well as cosmetics, furniture, kitchenware, home decoration, appliances, and luggage. It operates some 575 Sephora stores. As well as physical stores, J. C. Penney operates an e-commerce website and omnichannel offering.

Apparel is the company’s biggest revenue producer, accounting for about half of revenue and split between women’s apparel and men’s apparel and accessories. Home and women’s accessories including Sephora, split another 25% of revenue with the rest generated by children’s apparel, footwear and handbags, jewelry, and services and other.

J. C. Penney Company’s operating business J. C. Penney Corp. has a presence throughout the continental US, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Its supply chain network operates about a dozen facilities in the US.  The company has three distribution centers totaling about five million square feet to fulfill online orders.

J.C Penney sells merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and its website ( The company fulfills online customer purchases by direct shipment to the customer from its distribution facilities and stores or from its suppliers’ warehouses and by in-store customer pick up.

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