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J.C. Penney sells real estate stake in Simon, unveils in-store shops

Dallas -- J.C. Penney Co. said Monday it has raised $248 million and taken its first step toward shedding non-core assets by selling off part of its stake in a Simon Property Group unit.

Following the transaction, the real estate unit for Penney – JCP Realty – will hold about 205,000 limited partnership units in Simon’s operating partnership.

Also on Monday, J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson unveiled a trio of in-store shops, slated to open at 683 J.C. Penney stores across the United States starting on Aug. 1.

The three in-store concepts all feature denim offerings. Another lineup of shops is slated to open on Sept. 1.

Also on Monday, J.C. Penney

Also on Monday, J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson unveiled a trio of in-store shops, slated to open at 683 J.C. Penney stores across the United States starting on Aug. 1.

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