i visited JCP in houston, tx last week end and I agree the store was clean, very well organised and adequately staffed. On the pricing while I saw some good deals on the bedding and curtains, the men apparel seemed overly expensive.
Another thing they have to get rid of this fair and square pricing MARKING strategy. I mean the price tags seem so sheepish when sale price is the same font as the suggested price and rest of the description. I think making it bolder would make it more appealing to holiday crowd. IMO
But JCP really needs to some hefty discounts, a clearance section in every aisle if they are serious about staging a come back. The only thing that is working in their favor is they are close to holiday season and should be relatively easy to drive up revenues.