“In spite of our past financial performance, we have already taken meaningful steps to drive improvement in key businesses such as women’s apparel, active apparel, special sized apparel and fine jewelry,” said Jill Soltau, CEO of JCPenney.
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The stores set for closure require significant capital, don’t yield the profits of other stores or offer the company a way to make money on a real estate transaction, according to the statement. Employees impacted by closing stores will receive separation benefits including assistance in finding a new job and outplacemnet services.
The Dayton Daily News is working to learn what stores will close.
There are JCPenney stores at the Dayton Mall, Mall at Fairfield Commons, Miami Valley Mall in Piqua, Bridgewater Falls in Fairfield Twp. and others in the Cincinnati area.
Other major retailers have closed big-box stores over the last year. In August, all local Elder-Beerman stores closed and all area Sears stores have already closed or will shutter by next month.
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