Penney's used to be a great company. James Cash Penney's motto was the Golden Rule and he had it displayed in all his stores. We shopped there for school clothes because they carried our Catholic School uniforms, we bought ALL of our BSA uniforms and paraphenalia at Penney's, and we were always treated with respect. Contrast that with their current CEO who said on squackbox a few months ago that he didn't care if Penney's traditional customers didn't like the direction he was taking the company because they were no longer his target demographic! James Cash Penney must be spinning in his grave!
I too remember jcp as the go to place for back to school shopping, I followed my Mom’s example with my own kids. And don’t forget the catalogs that would arrive in the fall and spring along with the special Christmas issue. I miss the America of my youth.
” The 25% employee discount is near worthless to us because they no longer carry much that we want to buy.”
This is THE real reason JCP is going under!
I worked at Penney’s part-time right out of college, and the store was THE place for families to shop. The store was tastefully decorated, and employees were knowledgeable about their specific product area. We ALL wore suits or coat & tie for men, dresses or pantsuits and jackets for women. It was a place customers knew to trust.
I went about a year ago, and the store was full of slouching teenagers wearing polo shirts and baggy pants, piercings and tats, spiked colored hair and general slovenliness. Everything is “cash wrap” centered now, with no employees on the sales floor to offer advice or help with selection - they are all just cashiers now. Even the suit section is devoid of salesmen.
It’s no wonder that the sodomites overran these stores. They were on the downhill slide to begin with.