|jcpenney Demonstrates Style Authority With New Dallas Store|
TimberCreek Crossing Location Showcases Line-up of Fashionable Attractions Including Sephora, Liz Claiborne, MNG by Mango
Store Reduces Environmental Impact as Part of Net-Zero Energy Project
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas store in the TimberCreek Crossing shopping center on Sept. 30, showcasing the Company's style transformation resulting from an infusion of new and innovative merchandise concepts, brands and designer collaborations.
"We're inviting the people of Dallas to rediscover jcpenney as a first-choice style destination and experience our industry-leading customer service," said Nic Hohne, store manager. "Our new store at TimberCreek Crossing places us at the heart of a fast-growing retail corridor that provides convenient access to a large and diverse segment of the community. Customers will be delighted to find they can affordably dress the whole family and decorate their homes in current, on-trend styles from our strong collection of brands."
The 105,000-square-foot store demonstrates how jcpenney is transforming the department store experience with innovative merchandise, store environment, services and technology. The shopping experience is enhanced by strong attractions, including a Sephora beauty boutique, the iconic Liz Claiborne brand found exclusively at jcpenney, and two new offerings in unique shop-within-a-shop environments - MNG by Mango® and Call It Spring®.
The full-service, 1,700-square-foot Sephora inside jcpenney will showcase the most desired brands in makeup, skincare, fragrance, bath and accessory products and will be staffed by a team of specially trained beauty consultants. MNG by Mango, created in collaboration with the acclaimed Spanish fashion house Mango, delivers a complete, European fast-fashion collection of contemporary women's apparel, handbags, accessories and shoes. Call It Spring's extensive collection of modern handbags and men's and women's shoes features affordable, youthful style from The ALDO Group, making it easy to complete fashionable looks from head to toe.
The single-level store's efficient design makes it easy to shop for sought-after national brands such as Levi's®, Nike®, adidas®, Calphalon® and Carter's®. It also showcases jcpenney's collaborations with top designers for exclusive brands, such as nicole by Nicole Miller®, I "Heart" Ronson® by Charlotte Ronson, ALLEN B.® by Allen B. Schwartz, Cindy Crawford Style(TM) and JOE Joseph Abboud®. In addition, the store highlights jcpenney's range of industry-leading private brands, including styles created by jcpenney's talented team of 220 local designers.
In-Store Services and an All-new Salon
The new jcpenney store provides an assortment of services under one roof, including a jcpenney Portraits studio, Custom Decorating services for the home and a full-service jcpenney Salon offering an array of professional hair and beauty services. The nine-station salon has a one-of-a-kind, contemporary look and features an expanded assortment of hair accessories and products from leading salon brands such as Matrix, TIGI and OPI. With nearly 1,000 salons and more than 16,000 skilled professionals, jcpenney has the largest department store salon chain in the country offering the latest trends in cuts, coloring, texture and finishing services.
Built for Energy Efficiency
The TimberCreek Crossing store demonstrates jcpenney's commitment to energy efficiency and is one of two stores jcpenney selected for inclusion in the Department of Energy's Net-Zero Energy Project. Under project guidelines, the store is designed to achieve energy savings of 50 percent or more compared with code-minimum energy-efficiency requirements for similar new buildings.
The store is also certified as "Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR," incorporating features such as:
North Texas Leader
Plano-based jcpenney is one of the largest employers in North Texas with 8,500 associates employed at 18 department stores, two distribution centers in Haslet and Cedar Hill and its home office. The new Dallas store will add approximately 160 jobs to the local economy. The Company operates 104 stores throughout Texas, the most of any state.
Over the past five years, the Company has provided $14 million in charitable contributions in North Texas, primarily through its support of United Way and local afterschool programs.
Grand Opening Celebration
A high-energy grand opening celebration is planned for Sept. 30, beginning at 9 a.m. at the store. During the ceremony, Store Manager Nic Hohne will present a $5,000 jcpenney afterschool access grant to the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club that will allow more children to participate in the Club's afterschool programs. jcpenney will also provide the Club with five $50 gift cards to help students purchase school apparel. The store opens at 10 a.m., and the first 450 customers will receive Sephora gift bags.
The new jcpenney is located at 6051 Skillman Street. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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jcpenney, one of America's leading retailers, operates over 1,100 department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet, jcp.com. Serving more than half of America's families each year, jcpenney offers a wide array of private, exclusive and national brands which reflect the Company's vision to be America's shopping destination for discovering great styles at compelling prices. Traded as "JCP" on the New York Stock Exchange, the $17.6 billion retailer is transforming its organization to support its Long Range Plan strategies to build a sustainable, profitable enterprise that serves its customers, engages its associates and rewards its shareholders. For more information, visit www.jcpenney.net.
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