Originally posted by Lord Vaalic: Yeah when they decided a few years ago they wouldnt have sales any more, and started some new werid color code pricing, we called them dead.
Stupid management and an unforgiving business climate killed them, not COVID
This. Outside managers overthinking and applying new ideas without testing in target stores. Outide management overtime cripples many business that can't weather repeated stategic errors. Particularly true in service based business.
Remember back when they stopped the sale promotions strategy and how it really tripped them up.
Posts: 389 | Location: NC | Registered: March 23, 2014
The writing has been on the wall for Penny's - we went there last Christmas Eve. When I was a kid, Christmas Eve at Penny's was a jam packed mad house. Christmas Eve 2019, there was about 10 people total counting all three floors...
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Posts: 3222 | Location: Kansas | Registered: April 28, 2007
If you look at B&M retail's costs be sales dollar, they're vastly higher than on-line. Of course it's augering in, especially retailers that specialize in goods that aren't necessary immediately (think grocery.)
One of my last jobs before the Great Lockdown was in a JC Penney, I had to double check with my boss and ask if they were still in business then, this doesn't surprise me one bit. That job was in an already dying mall, I'm guessing I won't be completing that job.
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Posts: 16822 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014
Over my 40+ years of banking, I wore a suit and tie for the first 15 years, a sport coat and tie the next 15 years and dress slacks and oxford shirts the final years. Nearly all of my early suits, and 90% of my shirts were Stafford. I could buy short sleeve shirts in the fall/winter dirt cheap and long sleeve shirts in the spring/summer dirt cheap. When I retired, I had over 200 shirts in every color and pattern and sleeve length. They were quality clothes and I still have many of them that will last the rest of my life.
Today I buy only my white dress shirts from them. For the money, I can't beat their Stafford Super-Shirts for Sundays, weddings and funerals. It's sad to see them go.
We've got a near empty mall now, a large vacant K-Mart, a large vacant Shop-Ko, a large vacant Herbergers and now a vacant Pier 1. JCP is still holding on here- for now.
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