I had written about JC Penney’s failed experiments with reducing discount sales a few weeks ago (click here). I had made 4 points:
1) Everyday Low Price needs to be tested before being implemented
2) Need to continue store-in-store concept
3) Need good exclusive designers
4) Website needs major overhaul
I heard that they are getting discount sales back in the store (click here). They are also showing price comparisons for comparable products and maximum suggested retail price for each product.
While I think this is a good move, it will take significant effort to turn-around JC Penney. They will have to convince shoppers who have struck JC Penney off their shopping list to visit the store again…and that’s not an easy task.