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• The Dallas Morning News reports that JC Penney is losing Michael Robbins, its executive vice president, chief stores and supply chain officer. Robbins will be succeeded by Jim DePaul, who will take the title of executive vice president of stores; DePaul most recently was Shopko's chief operations officer over stores, supply chain and e-commerce.

The story notes that Robbins was hired in 2015 by then-new JC Penney CEO Marvin Ellison. Now that Ellison has been replaced as CEO by Jill Soltau, the story says, it appears that Soltau is putting her own team in place at the troubled retailer; Soltau worked with DePaul when she was was president of Shopko.
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