“J.C. Penney is bringing back sales,” Anne d’Innocenzio reports for The Associated Press. “The struggling department store chain this week will begin adding back some of the hundreds of sales it ditched last year in hopes of luring shoppers who were turned off when the discounts disappeared, CEO Ron Johnson told The Associated Press.”

“Penney also plans to add price tags or signs for more than half of its merchandise to show customers how much they’re saving by shopping at the chain — a strategy used by a few other retailers,” d’Innocenzio reports. “For store branded items such as Arizona, Penney will show comparison prices from competitors. The moves are a reversal for Penney on the eve of the one-year anniversary when it vowed to almost completely get rid of the sales that Americans covet but that cut into a store’s profits. The idea was to offer everyday low prices that customers could count on rather than the nearly 600 fleeting discounts, coupons and sales it once offered.”

d’Innocenzio reports, “Johnson, who rolled out the pricing plan shortly after taking the top job in November 2011, told The Associated Press that the latest moves are not a “deviation” from his strategy but rather an ‘evolution.’”

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MacDailyNews Take: An evolution in pedaling, in this case, “back.”

Forget this department store crap and come on back, Ron! After a brief clown show, Tim’s hiring.

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