JC Penney is closing at least 6 more stores. The reason for the decision is a result of a poor performance in the 4th quarter of 2019.

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The company closed more than a dozen stores last year. Sales in the 4th quarter were off nearly 8%

 The retailer has 2 stores in the local market: Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City and Youree Drive in Shreveport.

A JC Penney spokeswoman says these are the stores set to close:

  • Missoula, Montana – Southgate Mall
  • Valley Stream, New York – Green Acres Mall
  • Raleigh, North Carolina – North Hills Shopping Center
  • Akron, Ohio – Chapel Hill Mall
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa Promenade
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Myrtle Beach Mall

CEO Jill Soltau said in a statement: “As we move into fiscal 2020, we remain focused on the key tenets of retail as we continue rebuilding the company and implementing our plan for renewal.”