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J.C. Penney to close some stores

January 24, 2011 08:20PM

The J.C. Penney company plans to close some stores in South Florida in an effort to boost profitability. There are 19 outlets, including one in the Sawgrass Mills mall and one in Sunrise, whose fate is to be determined. In total, there are 15 stores in the tri-county area, according to the company’s Web site. J.C. Penney started a review of its operations in August, and said the company knew it wanted to make changes coming out of the recession. It has more than 1,100 department stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. [Sun Sentinel]