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We visited dozens of stores this year, and these were the messiest by far

2018 was a rough year for a lot of retailers. Of the stores we visited, these were in the worst shape.

JCPenney is opening for Black Friday sales earlier than almost any other retailer

JCPenney is opening at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday.

These are the stores with the best Black Friday discounts

These stores will have the best Black Friday discounts this year.
JCPenney's store in Manhattan.

JCPenney’s new CEO wants to crack down on the company’s overpacked stores

JCPenney's new CEO, Jill Soltau, said that reducing the company's inventory levels was a top priority.
Both department stores were surprisingly busy.

We went shopping at Macy’s and JCPenney to see which was a better department store, and the winner was clear

Macy's and JCPenney are two of the best-known department stores in the US. We found one of the stores was in much better shape during a recent visit.

JCPenney is enticing workers with free vacations to New York and Miami as retail’s ‘war for talent’ heats up

JCPenney is on the hunt for 39,000 seasonal workers this year. To aid in its search, it hosted a nationwide hiring day where applicants were invited to come in to their local store and interview for jobs.

Sears has filed for bankruptcy and announced it would close more than 140 stores, but it isn’t the only department store that has struggled rece...

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, announcing it would be closing 142 Sears and Kmart stores and beginning liquidation sales at those locations immediately. Sears isn't the only department store that has struggled recently.
Toys R Us announced in March that it would close or sell all 735 of its stores in the United States.

These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America as Sears reportedly prepares for bankruptcy

A retail apocalypse is ripping through America, leaving clearance sales and empty malls in its wake. More than 3,800 stores are set to close across the US in 2018, leaving malls emptier than they have been since 2012.

JCPenney’s new CEO is a good choice because the department store needs a woman in charge after years of ‘inability to connect with women s...

JCPenney just appointed its first female CEO, and at least one analyst says that's cause for celebration. Jill Soltau, who was formerly CEO of craft and textile retailer Joann Stores, will be taking the position effective October 15.
President Donald Trump.

JCPenney stole the CEO of Joann Stores as she was in the midst of mounting a furious campaign against Trump’s tariffs

JCPenney announced on Tuesday that Jill Soltau, most recently the CEO of Joann Stores, would be taking over as chief executive. As Joann's CEO, Soltau has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods, telling Business Insider that they act as a "made in America tax."