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JC Penny Pricing Strategy

I am having problems developing an analysis of JC Penny's pricing strategy and understanding how marketing segmentations played a role. These are the 4 questions that I am having problems finding sources and analysis for.
1. Briefly describe Johnson's pricing strategy, also providing background on the company and department store industry.
2. Explain why Johnson's pricing strategy did not work. Support your position in terms of environmental factors such as economy, the competition, and changing consumer behavior.
3. What do you think Johnson could have done better? Take into account J.C. Penney's segmentation, positioning, and branding strategies to explain this issue.
4. Compare J.C. Penney's current pricing strategy and Johnson's pricing strategy, based on your research on the most recent situation of J.C. Penney. How do you think J.C. Penney would perform in the next five years? Take into consideration the relationships between pricing and other aspects of the marketing effort such as a change in merchandising, logo, atmospherics, use of celebrity spokespersons, and so on.

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Solution Summary

This solution discusses the new pricing strategy of JC Penny and analyzes it for flaws and areas of improvement.