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J.C. Penney store at Glenwood Mall to close

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, signage at a J.C. Penney store is displayed in New York. J.C. Penney is listing the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability. J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall. The closures are part of the company's previously announced plans to focus on its best-performing stores. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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The J.C. Penney store at the Glenwood Springs Mall is among 138 locations nationwide that the company said Friday it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability.

Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall. The closures are part of the company’s previously announced plans to focus on its best-performing stores.

Nine stores will close in Texas, the most of any state. Eight will close in Minnesota and seven will be shut in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The Glenwood store is among four in Colorado on the list, with the others in Fort Morgan, Longmont and Sterling.

Liquidation sales will start at the 138 stores next month, and most of them will be shut by mid-June. The closings will leave J.C. Penney with a total of about 900 stores.


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