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There are 42 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 24, 2011, titled J.C. Penney to close catalog outlet stores, consolidate call-center operations | The Columbus Dis.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

J.C. Penney is exiting the catalog outlet business, closing its outlet stores and consolidating call center operations.

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Hummph

Delaware, OH

#1 Jan 24, 2011
This article is very fuzzy in its facts..will the Columbus outlet close?
Joyce

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 24, 2011
I was very surprised to hear this! The bosses called our store manager last night & he came took time out of his vacation to tell us. yes,ALL of the outlets are closing. Including the Columbus store. No definite dates are given
DrKerrPhD

Gainesville, FL

#4 Jan 24, 2011
Dah!
WTG Kathy

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2011
Kathy. You minx. ;>p
Hummph U read much

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 24, 2011
Hummph. Reading comprehension is a good thing.
Holly

London, OH

#7 Jan 24, 2011
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people are marching in Washington, D.C. and in California today to show their support for the lives of unborn babies. Where's the story from our "unbiased media"?
Muscle

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 24, 2011
Hummph wrote:
This article is very fuzzy in its facts..will the Columbus outlet close?
yes
Muscle

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 24, 2011
Joyce wrote:
I was very surprised to hear this! The bosses called our store manager last night & he came took time out of his vacation to tell us. yes,ALL of the outlets are closing. Including the Columbus store. No definite dates are given
Wow he was on vacation and came in to tell you. He sounds like a good boss to me. You have been lucky.
Blue Eyed Chicky

Columbus, OH

#10 Jan 24, 2011
I was shocked to read this story. I remember when the store opened many years ago. I have shopped there about a zillion times since. It's a great store, and I will miss it very much. I'm so sorry for the folks who will be out of a job, and I hope they all find other employment very soon.
HYPERGFORCE

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 24, 2011
J.C. Penney is exiting the catalog outlet business.No big loss for sure.Most of the stuff they had was junk to start with.
SKTabc

Miami, FL

#12 Jan 24, 2011
This really sucks. Wonder if the distribution center will remain open.
SKTabc

Miami, FL

#13 Jan 24, 2011
And what does "consolidating call center operations" mean? Probably outsourcing to some foreign country.
Citizen

Highland, OH

#14 Jan 24, 2011
Hummph wrote:
This article is very fuzzy in its facts..will the Columbus outlet close?
Yes.
Citizen

Highland, OH

#15 Jan 24, 2011
Holly wrote:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people are marching in Washington, D.C. and in California today to show their support for the lives of unborn babies. Where's the story from our "unbiased media"?
What does that have to do with JC Penny closing their catalog stores. Why not try sticking to the topic that's up for discussion.
Rita

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 24, 2011
oh no!!! Where will I find my bargains and tall sizes.. This is a hurt for my tall family and tall friends. Hope they have good sales online.
path

Marietta, OH

#17 Jan 24, 2011
JCP used to be my favorite for children's clothing, but the last year or so I don't buy children's clothes there any longer. No choice, no girls' dresses that are not way above the knee (not appropriate for schools that require dresses below the knees). Not even a choice of skirts for young girls, except for minis. The young boys clothes have too many "fad" shirts and the trousers are overpriced. I have switched to other chains where I have a choice, even though I get a discount at Penneys. Sad to see such a high quality clothing store go "discount". It is hard to find women's choices for office attire, even though JCP used to own the Eckerd Corporation and there was a hugh choice of office wear for both ladies and men. JCP should review their internal corporate buyer staffs. There are still a lot of conservative buyers in America.
jim

Hilliard, OH

#18 Jan 24, 2011
how many jobs will be lost by closing the outlet store though
JCP csr

Naperville, IL

#19 Jan 24, 2011
SKTabc wrote:
And what does "consolidating call center operations" mean? Probably outsourcing to some foreign country.
I work at the Columbus call center and they are not closing the distribution center. In the article it states that they are closing the ones in Michigan and New Mexico.
I care

Mount Vernon, OH

#20 Jan 24, 2011
Holly wrote:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people are marching in Washington, D.C. and in California today to show their support for the lives of unborn babies. Where's the story from our "unbiased media"?
I read your comments and care. People who object to you are guaranteed to be death (abortion) slugs. When stuff like this very low on the level of importance news story is more important than thousands of people protesting in DC then you have every right as a citizen of America to raise your concerns. Never shut up. People who care more about lost jobs than lost lives are nothing more than passing darkness and fated to lose this cause anyway. Atta poster.
cld

Columbus, OH

#21 Jan 24, 2011
where will i buy my bridesmaid dresses?

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