JCPenney makes another key hire

From a recent RetailWire comment about JCP’s hiring of Target’s Mike Francis…

I agree with Gene that this looks like a good hire on top of Ron Johnson’s appointment. Certainly some fresh outside perspective from two successful (and very different) companies can only help JCPenney. Given Mr. Francis’s more recent focus on marketing, I hope he is prepared to do some “heavy lifting” on the merchandising end of the business. JCP doesn’t need more brands (exclusive or otherwise), it needs fewer brands…and I hope Mr. Francis is prepared to take a hatchet to Penneys’ over-assortment.

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