JC Penney's Gay Friendly CEO Steps Down

JC Penney's Gay Friendly CEO Steps Down

There are 47 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 10, 2013, titled JC Penney's Gay Friendly CEO Steps Down. In it, EDGE reports that:

Anti-gay activists may be pleased to learn that JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson stepped down this week.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Apr 10, 2013
That;s cause JCP lost a TON of money.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#2 Apr 10, 2013
And they lost a ton of money by pushing a social agenda rather than concentrating on good business practices. Will this new change make a difference? Remains to be seen. I have talked with a number of people who are disgusted. It would probably take really drastic changes in merchandise and social attitudes to get them backj.,

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Apr 10, 2013
Chance wrote:
And they lost a ton of money by pushing a social agenda rather than concentrating on good business practices. Will this new change make a difference? Remains to be seen. I have talked with a number of people who are disgusted. It would probably take really drastic changes in merchandise and social attitudes to get them backj.,
Another stupid and predictable response. Penney's has had financial troubles for years. The idea that religious loonies caused their financial problems with a boycott (or that they spent lots of time on social issues and no time on marketing) is like suggesting throwing a pebble in the water in San Francisco is going to cause a tsunami in Japan.
The Butterfly Effect

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 10, 2013
Someone should have studied the butterfly effect instead of the fruitfly.
jwp

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Apr 10, 2013
JCP sells crappy china made cheap clothes. Thats why it failed.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Apr 10, 2013
jwp wrote:
JCP sells crappy china made cheap clothes. Thats why it failed.
Uh, ever been to highly successful Wal-mart?

All department stores are from the early 20th century and have not changed enough to keep up. The internet has killed more stores than anything. I usually get most of my clothes and shoes on line. so do many millions of other people.

Also, Penney's has competition with stores like Target and Wal-Mart and those that never were around when Penney's was flying high in the 1950's.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#7 Apr 10, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, ever been to highly successful Wal-mart?
All department stores are from the early 20th century and have not changed enough to keep up. The internet has killed more stores than anything. I usually get most of my clothes and shoes on line. so do many millions of other people.
Also, Penney's has competition with stores like Target and Wal-Mart and those that never were around when Penney's was flying high in the 1950's.
One company online that really affected brick and mortar clothing sales was L. L. Bean. Not the cheapest, but people know what they are getting. Unfortunately they are not up here in Canada.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Apr 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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One company online that really affected brick and mortar clothing sales was L. L. Bean. Not the cheapest, but people know what they are getting. Unfortunately they are not up here in Canada.
True. I have a couple of L.L. Bean shirts and for about 20 years. They are showing ZERO signs of wear and tear and have been washed maybe a hundred times.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#9 Apr 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>
Another stupid and predictable response. Penney's has had financial troubles for years. The idea that religious loonies caused their financial problems with a boycott (or that they spent lots of time on social issues and no time on marketing) is like suggesting throwing a pebble in the water in San Francisco is going to cause a tsunami in Japan.
Yes, they have had financial problems for years, and they moved in exactly the wrong direction when they alienated their customer base (who were by and large middle class families and older people) by trying to woo the "fashionable" young and gays. You can call it a boycott if you want. I no longer shop there; I don't call it a boycott. For many reasons (merchandise choices, marketing techniques, and just general crappy attitude toward people like me from Penney's), I prefer to spend my dollars elsewhere. Will they ever get me back? I doubt it. Too many other choices out there who appreciate my business and aren't going to abandon me to kiss gay butt.
SLIF

Hamilton, Canada

#10 Apr 10, 2013
jwp wrote:
JCP sells crappy china made cheap clothes. Thats why it failed.
It doesn't matter what type of plate you eat off of,just that you have something to eat.
laura baltimore

Kingsville, MD

#11 Apr 12, 2013
well i have confidence that mr ken will bring back jcpenny out of this troubled times hopefully we will bring back coustermers and associates this needs to work

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#12 Apr 12, 2013
jwp wrote:
JCP sells crappy china made cheap clothes. Thats why it failed.
They were never that great to begin with...a sort of poor man's Macy's was the best description.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Apr 12, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>They were never that great to begin with...a sort of poor man's Macy's was the best description.
Or a rich man's Klein's.:)
Jan

Maryville, TN

#14 Apr 12, 2013
Jcp was on the top 10 of gay friendly businesses long before Ellen and Ron Johnson joined them.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#16 Apr 12, 2013
jwp wrote:
JCP sells crappy china made cheap clothes. Thats why it failed.
Name 10 companies other then LEVIS' that are Made in the USA....(not online, but stores you can go to).

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Apr 12, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Name 10 companies other then LEVIS' that are Made in the USA....(not online, but stores you can go to).
Speaking of Levi's, I have worn ONLY Levi's the past 40 years, and I have the Levi's logo tattooed on my arm.

:)

Since: Mar 13

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Apr 12, 2013
Jan wrote:
Jcp was on the top 10 of gay friendly businesses long before Ellen and Ron Johnson joined them.
no store should push agendas in their customers faces, be it gay or political or anything else. sell to everyone, but dont shove agendas

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Apr 12, 2013
bob haller wrote:
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no store should push agendas in their customers faces, be it gay or political or anything else. sell to everyone, but dont shove agendas
So gay bars shouldn't have Gay Pride Flags, or information on your legal rights, or inforomation on gay-friendly churches ?

And Christian bookstores shouldn't have things that promote the "Christian lifestyle" ?

And Planned Parenthood shouldn't be promoting abortion rights ?

You're dreamin.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#20 Apr 12, 2013
Carlos wrote:
Get that queer out of there and maybe the store will turn around
Use one name, liar, and maybe your posts may be taken seriously, and not thought of as pure lies and deception.
Anonymous

Ashland, KY

#22 Apr 13, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>Another stupid and predictable response. Penney's has had financial troubles for years. The idea that religious loonies caused their financial problems with a boycott (or that they spent lots of time on social issues and no time on marketing) is like suggesting throwing a pebble in the water in San Francisco is going to cause a tsunami in Japan.
Loonie You Are !!!!!!!!

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