JCPenney's is one of America's largest retailers offering apparel and home furnishings in store, online, and via catalog. The building of an empire takes vision, determination, and a ruthless drive to see that vision come to fruition. The most successful of empires are built by the visionaries that not only know what they want, but that have either the means to make it happen or the wherewithal to secure those means. James Cash Penney was such a visionary. James Cash Penney was born on a mid September night in 1875. When he graduated from high school in Hamilton, Missouri, J.C Penney found employment with a local dry goods store. After a doctor told him that he needed to relocate due to health concerns, J.C. Penney moved to Longmont, Colorado. Realizing that he may have a knack for it, and knowing that he definitely enjoyed it, he stayed in the retail business. He began working for a small chain if stores known as the Golden Rule Stores. After showing a strong work ethic and a general deportment as a mover and a shaker, James Cash Penney’s bosses took notice. Success in one recognizes potential success in another and Guy Johnson and Thomas Callahan recognized L.C. Penney for all of his potential. They made him an offer that it turns out Penney couldn’t refuse. They offered him a one-third partnership in the next Golden Rule store to open. J.C. Penney jumped at the chance to make his mark in the industry he was growing to love and would eventually help expand and rule. Taking two thousand of his very own dollars, J.C. Penney invested with his former bosses and became their eager partner. He made the trek across the border and into Wyoming where he helped open a branch of the Golden Rule store in Kemmerer. J.C. Penney opened two other stores and maintained his one third partnership with Johnson and Callahan until the two men aimed to dissolve their partnership. They did so in 1907 and when they did, Penney purchased full interest in all three stores. Now the boss, he hired Earl C. Sams to be his manager and sales associate in his Kemmerer store. Penney found he and Sams worked quite well together and so they partnered and aimed to open even more stores. They opened a new location in Eureka, Utah. Penney had opened 34 stores in the Rocky Mountains by the time 1912 rolled around. In 1913, Penney made the executive decision to move his headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he could be closer to the train and expedite his business as a result to proximity of the supplies coming in from the east. He also incorporated the business under a new name: J.C. Penney Company. By 1916, Penney and Sams headed east, toward unchartered Penney land and closer to the coast, where imported goods and materials made their way to the American shore. During the 1920’s, Penney shifted his focus toward the entire nation and my 1929 he had more than 1400 stores. In 1917, Penney relinquished the day to day operating of the stores to the younger and more energetic Sams, but stayed on as chairman of the board until 1946. When he grew to ill to function even in that capacity, Penney remained an honorary Chairman until his death in 1971.
Now headquartered in Plano TX, just outside of Dallas, JCPenney’s are located in 49 states (all except Hawaii) and have come to be known as a mid-range chain of department stores. What started out as a simple dry goods store has grown into the mega-empire that we know as JCPenney. In addition to the over 1100 locations and JCPenney outlets, JCPenney also enjoys a healthy chunk of business by selling its merchandise via a mail order catalog as well as online sales through its website. Some of the features of most of the JCPenney’s retail locations include a JCPenney’s portrait studio, a JC Penney’s optical center, A JCPenney’s salon, and JCPenney’s furniture warehouse and studio.
Got JCPenney coupons? Or looking for a place to redeem your JCPenney coupon code? Head to jcpenney.com for a look at all that JCPenney has to offer. Some of the featured departments include (for women): A runway show, contemporary designs, shopping by brand (such as a.n.a., St John’s Bay, Worthington, east15th, American Living, Nicole Miller, Allen B, Bisou Bisou, I heart ronson, She Said, Twelfth of Eleven, Oxford and Regent, Joneswear, Lee, Levi’s, Lis and Co, Adidas, Cabin Creek, Alfred Dunner, Liz Baker, Dockers, Units, Izod), shopping by clothing type (such as: tops, sweaters, jackets and blazers, pants, jeans, leggings, shorts and capris, skirts, dresses, suits and sets, active wear, swimwear, coats, lingerie and sleepwear) shopping accessories (such as shoeps, handbags, accessories, cosmetics and fragrances) or shopping by size (such as women’s plus size, talls, petites, maternity, or juniors). Men can shop by brand as well. The lucky gentleman can shop among the following brands: American Living, Dockers, Levi’s, Stafford, St. John’s Bay, Haggar, Irreverent, J. Ferrar, Concepts by Claiborne, Arizona, Lee, Van Huesen, Izod, Island Shores, Towncraft, Carhartt, Dickies, Jockey, Gold Toe, Nike, Adidas, or NFI) Or the gentlemen can also shop by category: big and tall, teen guys, shirts, sweaters, pants, jeans, shorts and swim, suits and sport coats, coats, sports fan shop, active wear, Underwear and socks, sleep wear, accessories and gifts, work wear and shoes. What can JC Penney’s do for the American teenager? Dress them, that’s what. In the teen department, the teenager can shop in the juniors’ department for clothes, lingerie and sleepwear, shoes, handbags and accessories, school uniforms, items for their room, the denim shop, or for gear and gadgets such as backpacks, audio paraphernalia and accessories and video games. What about for kids? Mom can shop by brand for the little ones as well. JCPenney features brands such as American Living, Arizona, Disney, Levi’s, NFI, Izod, adidas, Rs by Sheckler, Rusty, Total Girl, Nike, Vans, South Pole, Oshkosh, South Pole, South Pole, and Webkinz)
Using JCPenney Promotion Codes:
JCPenney offers discounts and special offers through both text links and banners as well as coupons and promotion codes. If you see an offer on PromotionCode.org associated with a text link--the offer will say "Click to Redeem", simply click the link and make your purchase through the window that opens on the JCPenney web site. The discount or offer will appear upon checkout if your purchase qualifies.
If the offer is associated with a coupon or promotion code, simply click on the code and shop through the page that opens on the JCPenney website. Enter the code at checkout to see the updated discount price or free shipping offer if your purchase qualifies.
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