Post New Article

Coronavirus wreaks havoc
on J.C. Penney's future

Original Article

Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/1/2020 3:44:12 PM

The deadly coronavirus has J.C. Penney teetering on the verge of extinction. J.C. Penney said Tuesday it will extend the closure of its stores indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. A majority of hourly store workers will be temporarily furloughed beginning April 2. In the meantime, a significant portion of J.C. Penney’s corporate staff will be furloughed. Employees will not be paid, with J.C. Penney pointing to in a press release eligibility for unemployment benefits for some workers. Most of the company’s workers in its supply chain and logistics centers were furloughed on March 20, and these will continue. J.C.

Comments:

Weakened retailers may also be killed off by the virus. Penney's is gasping for air.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951 4/1/2020 4:03:43 PM (No. 365304)
I haven't been in a JCP in years. In fact I haven't been to our local large shopping mall in years. I am getting older, I am still working and there is nothing being offered I cannot find on line with delivery to my home. I do use JCP online shopping and would miss them if they close it down. A lot of companies are going under and I doubt if they will be back. I do believe we can recover but it will take years.
7 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/1/2020 4:20:01 PM (No. 365322)
I suspect this will not be the only casualty, as many retail store likely don't open back. The virus will be the rationale for many who wanted to scale-down, to do so now, and push more of their online business which is handled by warehouse distribution using UPS, FedEx and other courier companies.
8 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 4/1/2020 4:52:05 PM (No. 365357)
I think a sneeze will kill Penney's.
8 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: red1066 4/1/2020 5:28:12 PM (No. 365391)
JC Penny isn't the only retailer. However, I suspect once this ridiculous shutdown ends, people will want to get out and shop. Can't do that online.
5 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 4/1/2020 5:30:22 PM (No. 365398)
I’m actually dealing with this. I go to JCP Optical, and just ordered, and paid for, new contact lenses, due to a prescription change. It seemed like it was taking a long time to be notified for pick up, so I finally called and had to leave a message. Not unusual, but I never got a call back, which is unusual. So, I called again. Same message saying they were either on the other line or busy with a client. No message about closing, or how to deal with your orders, or anything. My husband drove over there and there is a sign on the door, saying they are scheduled to reopen 4/2. That was all between yesterday and today. And, now this article. So now, they have my money, and I have no contacts and need to find a new eye doctor. I can deal with all of it, but who does that without ANY notification?
5 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/1/2020 5:44:38 PM (No. 365409)
JCP has 90,000 employees. That is a lot of people out of work if all these stores close permanently. And I suspect the other retailers will not call back all their furloughed employees, definitely not soon, perhaps never. Those employees will now be unemployed in an economy in recession. There won't be any jobs available. JCP has been in business over a 100 years. I don't want to see all these stores closed permanently.
3 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley 4/1/2020 5:50:18 PM (No. 365413)
Penney's has been effectively dead since the 80's. It was revered by our parents and grandparents in the catalog sales days, but all their efforts to keep up with things have been fruitless. Their name is forever associated with old people and they will not be able to shake that. They earned their place In history along with places like Sears and Monkey Wards, but those days are over. DNR.
7 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Avikingman 4/1/2020 6:45:58 PM (No. 365448)
They should remove the middle initial, it stands for Cash. True. James Cash Penney.
2 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/1/2020 7:52:17 PM (No. 365491)
JC Penny was finished about 15 or 20 years ago. Hello Amazon.
4 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2020 7:56:35 PM (No. 365494)
Among many. I intentionally shop at Penny's to keep them going, although at times it is frustrating, often the displays are terribly laid out and there is rarely a clerk to help you find something.
0 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 4/1/2020 8:14:16 PM (No. 365505)
Coronavirus is just the icing on the cake for Penney's
1 person likes this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: padiva 4/1/2020 8:27:24 PM (No. 365514)
I've been working at JCP for 10 years. Yep, long enough to retire with a retired employee discount. I think the stores will open again and some of the stores will close for slow sales. Peoples priorities have now changed. Will people want stuff that came from China? I would tell the managers that I have the most important job in the store. I do 2 things. I put the money in the cash register and make it a pleasant experience so customers will come back and repeat.
3 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/1/2020 8:40:00 PM (No. 365524)
That idiot homosexual the Board hired for CEO about 8 years ago ruined the company in 6 short months before getting escorted from the building. He spent all their cash buying junk garments to make Penney's into Old Navy, or Gap. That moron divorced their loyal base from the chain and they never came back. Truly sad, because JCPenney used to be THE place to go for modest clothing at reasonable prices. Homosexuals ruin everything they touch.
3 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/1/2020 8:47:00 PM (No. 365534)
Closing vital stores is a lot more than teetering.
0 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 4/1/2020 9:24:21 PM (No. 365564)
Foolish management and pc ruined Wards, Sears and now JCP....they don’t listen to their customers!
4 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/1/2020 9:36:36 PM (No. 365571)
I worked at a JC Penney store while in high school. It was the worst job I ever had. The managers were jerks and that is being kind. They fired me for stealing, what I don't know. Found out later someone else was caught and I went back to get an apology and got cold indifference. I have no ill will toward the company, just the low life's at the store I worked at. No great loss though, the JC Penny company sat on the sidelines just like Sears as Amazon took over the exact same business model Sears had...Catalog sales...only on the Internet, the rest is history.
2 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by NorthernDog"
Historic New York City subway
shutdown for cleaning deemed 'successful'
7 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/6/2020 7:37:22 PM Post Reply
The first deliberate shutdown of the New York City subway system in 115 years was deemed "successful" by transit officials on Wednesday, after a small army of cleaners disinfected trains, and police officers, social workers and nurses helped remove many of the homeless population that had been sheltering underground during the pandemic. The mission to make the normally 24-hour transit service safe for essential workers to ride commenced at 1 a.m., and by 5 a.m. the crews had deep-cleaned all the trains in the system and mobilized alternative shuttle buses during that four-hour window, officials said. The daily cleaning is
Coronavirus spread quickly around
the world in late 2019, study shows
9 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/6/2020 10:49:21 AM Post Reply
New research out of England suggests the novel coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year. The study by the University College London Genetics Institute also identified 198 recurrent genetic mutations of the coronavirus — though it’s unclear if the changes are rendering the virus more dangerous. The researchers analyzed the virus genomes of over 7,500 patients infected around the world to draw their results, according to a UCL press release announcing the study, which was published Tuesday in the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution. A large proportion of the coronavirus’ global genetic diversity was found in all countries
Whitmer vetoes bill that would have
reopened some businesses sooner
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/6/2020 10:17:09 AM Post Reply
As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed legislation that would have shortened the length of some of her executive orders. Senate Bill 858 would have amended Michigan’s Emergency Management Act of 1976, laying out deadlines for when some of Whitmer’s executive orders would end. Notably, it would have allowed restaurants, bars, gyms and other public-facing businesses to open May 15 with social distancing measures in place. (Snip) “I will not sign any bills that constrain my ability to protect the people of Michigan from a deadly pandemic in a timely manner,” Whitmer wrote. Whitmer and the legislature are entangled in
Uber, Lyft Sued by California in
Major Gig-Economy Crackdown
7 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/5/2020 10:42:24 PM Post Reply
Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. were sued by California for allegedly violating a new state law designed to give gig-economy workers the benefits of employees. While expected, the lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court marks a serious threat to the business model of an array of companies that save on labor costs by classifying workers as independent contractors. If the companies ultimately lose the suit, they could be forced to pay for overtime, health care and other benefits. The complaint “asserts that Uber and Lyft gain an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by inappropriately classifying massive numbers of California
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
hospitalized with infection, court announces
27 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/5/2020 8:43:40 PM Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday in Baltimore with an infection caused by a gallstone, the court announced Tuesday, adding that she's expected to remain in the hospital for a "day or two." This is a developing story; check back for updates.
Biden's edge evaporates as Trump
seen as better suited for economy,
coronavirus response, poll shows
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/5/2020 8:24:12 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK - Joe Biden's advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee struggles for visibility with voters during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. (Snip) According to the poll, 45% of Americans said Trump was better suited to create jobs, while 32% said Biden was the better candidate for that. That pushed Trump's advantage over Biden in terms of job creation to 13 points, compared with the Republican president's 6-point edge in a similar poll that ran in mid-April. Thirty-seven percent said Trump
Masks become a flash point for protests and
fights as businesses, beaches and parks reopen
29 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/5/2020 1:52:17 PM Post Reply
As Florida lifted some of its coronavirus restrictions over the weekend, sunny weather beckoned crowds to gather at newly opened parks and beaches, where public officials approved the springtime outings as long as people wore masks and kept their distance. (Snip) The scofflaws in the southern Florida city are hardly alone. People in many states have resisted guidelines that encourage or require face masks in public spaces to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The masks are hot, uncomfortable and annoying for many. Others consider the mandate to cover their faces a government overreach. Escalating tension over the precaution
New committee seeks to draft
Michelle Obama as VP nominee
28 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/5/2020 9:51:35 AM Post Reply
Could we see an Obama back in the White House in 2020? Former Vice President Joe Biden says it's not likely to happen, but the "Committee to Draft Michelle Obama for VP" is working to build "substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy and help garner media attention for a vice-presidential nominee who has the power to beat Donald Trump," according to the group's press release. "Ms. Obama, the most admired woman in America, will be a vital asset this November, when Vice President Biden will face an uphill battle to combat the lies and deceit emanating from
Michelle Obama says black voters not
coming out for 2016 election 'slap in the face'
27 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/4/2020 8:26:11 PM Post Reply
Michelle Obama, the former first lady, said it felt like a “slap in the face” that African-Americans did not turn out to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Mrs Obama revealed she was saddened that her husband Barack’s legacy did not live on, in a preview of Becoming, a Netflix documentary about her life which is due to be released on Wednesday. “It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it. Because when you are the first black anything…,” she said, speaking to a group of African-American schoolchildren in the clip. “A lot of our folks
Don Shula, legendary NFL
head coach, dies at 90
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/4/2020 11:15:40 AM Post Reply
Don Shula, a Hall of Fame NFL coach who the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles, has died. He was 90. The Miami Herald was the first to report the coach’s death, citing one of his children. The Dolphins later confirmed his death in a separate statement. “Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene," the team said in a statement. "Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with
Allegation against Biden prompts
reexamination of “Believe women”
6 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/3/2020 7:05:28 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden, discussing sexual assault claims in early 2018, told PBS flatly, “Women should be believed.” On Friday, facing his own accusations, he stressed on MSNBC the importance of “taking the woman’s claims seriously when she steps forward — and then vet it, look into it.” hat shift in Biden’s tone reflects the way a former staffer’s claim that he assaulted her 27 years ago is raising new questions for the #MeToo movement. Democrats and women’s activists, eager to unseat a president they consider deeply misogynistic, are facing tough decisions over whether to stick by Biden or distance themselves
Newlyweds arrested for violating
coronavirus social distancing
after Hawaii hotel tips off cops
28 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/3/2020 6:53:45 PM Post Reply
A California couple who allegedly refused to sign a coronavirus quarantine acknowledgment after checking into a Hawaii hotel for their honeymoon found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Borice Leouskiy, 20, and Yuliia Andreichenko, 26, were arrested after leaving their Waikiki-area hotel by special agents for the Department of the Hawaii Attorney General on Thursday. "We appreciate the vigilance and cooperation of the hotel staff, and staff at other hotels, in helping maintain the health and safety of visitors and residents," state Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statement. "It is important that everyone flying into Hawai'i
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Michelle Obama reveals in new Netflix
documentary that having children was a
'concession' she had to make that forced
her to give up her 'aspirations and
dreams' after becoming Barack's 'equal'
61 replies
Posted by Ribicon 5/6/2020 1:30:41 PM Post Reply
Michelle Obama admits in the new Netflix documentary Becoming that having children was a 'concession' that cost her her 'aspirations and dreams' after she rose to become Barack's equal. The documentary was released on Netflix on Wednesday and sees the former first lady narrate parts of her life from when she was a child to meeting Barack, their time in the White House and what she now hopes to do with her time. Among the revelations she makes is that when she met her husband, she felt she had to rise to become his 'equal'.(Snip) 'If I was going to have a unique voice
The Washington Post Wants
You to Fast for Ramadan
51 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/5/2020 4:45:40 AM Post Reply
The far-Left anti-Trump propaganda organ masquerading as a news source and operating under the name the Washington Post on Thursday published an inspiring op-ed entitled “As American Muslims fast this Ramadan, maybe the rest of America should consider joining in.” The Post’s articles exhorting people to keep the Lenten fast or the Yom Kippur fast have not yet been published, but I’m sure that they will be when the appropriate times for them roll around again. Won’t they? In the meantime, I’ll consider fasting for Ramadan, but I have a fairly good idea of what my conclusion will be. The article’s author, the imam Omar Suleiman, “founder and president
Dr. Fauci dismisses theory that
coronavirus was made in Chinese lab
44 replies
Posted by Ribicon 5/5/2020 9:56:22 AM Post Reply
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci threw cold water on the theory that the novel coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab—contradicting what President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been saying, according to a report. “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Fauci told National Geographic in an exclusive interview. “Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species,”
The Nuclear Option: Hillary Clinton Could
Be at Top of Biden Vice President List
37 replies
Posted by Imright 5/6/2020 5:23:50 AM Post Reply
It is almost worthy of a dark Netflix series to watch how the sins of these people keep coming back and back and back to revisit them. Their sins are like hulking black vultures stooped on the branches of a dead tree outside the front of their bleak, haunted house.All Democrats had to do was come up with a candidate who was, as former President Barack Obama once said of a certain fellow Democrat, “likable enough.” The 2020 presidential election only needed to be a personality test. Find somebody new and shiny and likable enough, and Democrats would easily beat the Orange Monster in the White House today.
Governors We’d Like To See Recalled
For Their Pandemic Responses
35 replies
Posted by PageTurner 5/5/2020 7:40:12 AM Post Reply
Few living Americans have ever seen the troubles we’re going through now. We’re not at war, nor are we enduring the moral equivalent of war. But we’re in a struggle. And for many, it’s been made worse by governors who have gone too far. Gretchen Whitmer, the Democrat who thinks she runs, rather than serves, Michigan, might be the worse of the lot. “She has,” say Andrew Fillat and Henry Miller, both regular I&I contributors, “exhibited a stunning dumbness that, even among politicians, is extraordinary.” Her “decrees in the name of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 have been both bizarre
Prince Harry 'sells his £50,000 shooting
rifles and gives up bloodsports to
please wife Meghan Markle'
34 replies
Posted by earlybird 5/6/2020 5:11:15 PM Post Reply
A hunter bought a pair of Purdey firearms, thought to be worth around £50,000, in a private deal five months ago, before the couple quit the UK for Canada and later moved to the US, The Sun reports. A friend of the anonymous buyer said: 'He bought them because he wanted them, not because they belonged to Harry, but he was quite chuffed when he found out. 'They are beautiful examples and he's very pleased with them but he's not the sort of person who wants to boast about the royal connection.'
Cuomo Gives People Another Reason to Hate
New York: He'll Tax Coronavirus Volunteers
34 replies
Posted by StormCnter 5/6/2020 12:17:01 PM Post Reply
If you’re a healthcare worker who went to New York to volunteer to help fight the coronavirus outbreak there, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says you owe New York state income taxes. Even if you were not working for any pay in New York, but you were still being paid in your home state. Pay that enabled you to volunteer and put your own health in danger to help New York. That’s classic taxation without representation. Americans have a history of not liking this. Health care workers that came to New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic at its epicenter will have to pay state taxes, according to the governor.
Texas created a Wuhan virus martyr
by imprisoning Shelley Luther
34 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/6/2020 8:07:28 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday, Texas may have created the anti-lockdown movement’s first martyr when a Dallas judge sentenced hairstylist Shelley Luther to a week in prison for the crime of trying to provide for her own and her employee’s families. Texas is home to 28,995,881 people. It’s had 32,879 diagnosed Wuhan virus cases (that is, 0.11% of the population got diagnosed) and 890 virus deaths (0.003% of the population). Most of the cases are linked to nursing homes or people with co-morbidities. Even in nursing homes, though, things needn't be so dire. One doctor’s experiment shows that early intervention with the hydroxychloroquine cocktail can result in a 92% successful treatment rate.
900 Missouri residents who ‘snitched’ on
lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation
after details leaked online
33 replies
Posted by tisHimself 5/6/2020 9:18:59 AM Post Reply
Hundreds of Missouri residents have had their personal details shared online after the publication of a document that recorded reports made against those flouting lockdown measures. Some people are now concerned that they will face consequences for ‘snitching’ on coronavirus rulebreakers in St Louis County, Missouri.
Pelosi: ‘Testing, Testing, Testing, Tracing,
Tracing, Tracing, Treatment, Treatment,
Treatment, Isolate’
33 replies
Posted by Imright 5/5/2020 1:40:19 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) explained in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on Monday what the goals ares that House Democrats are trying to accomplish through legislation in the fight against COVID-19.“The White House says there will be a pause right now before they consider spending any more money,” Blitzer said. “So, how far away are we from a possible fourth deal?” (Video) “Well, I think you have to look to the base of support that we have for what we are proposing,” Pelosi responded. “As I said: Testing, testing, testing, tracing, tracing, tracing, treatment, treatment, treatment, isolate,”
Texas Speaker: Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot
showing ‘disgusting disregard for the safety of others’
31 replies
Posted by texaspast 5/5/2020 3:41:42 PM Post Reply
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen warned Monday morning that major retail stores may be hindering the ability of smaller businesses to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic by not following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. "These owners are the engine moving the reopening of Texas forward so they can pay their bills and employees,” Bonnen wrote. "It is time we start calling out the retail giants for their disgusting disregard for the safety of others and the well-being of their neighboring businesses.”
Police step up patrols outside
cardiologist's home after he is
suspended from his job and targeted
by vigilantes who exposed him on
social media for not social distancing
at an anti-lockdown rally in Wisconsin
30 replies
Posted by AltaD 5/5/2020 3:09:30 PM Post Reply
Police have stepped up patrols outside a cardiologist's home after he was suspended from his job and targeted by vigilantes who exposed him on social media for not social distancing at an anti-lockdown rally in Wisconsin. Dr. David Murdock, a cardiologist at Aspirus medical group, has been banned from seeing patients for the 'foreseeable future' after photos of him flouting social distancing rules and not wearing a mask at a protest last month went viral on Facebook. The doctor of 33 years was exposed when Kevin Rusch spotted a photo of him in the crowds at the rally and shamed him for breaking the state's stay-at-home order and
Post New Article