As a part of a plan by J.C. Penney to cut costs and improve profitability, the struggling retail giant has announced a plan to close 138 stores nationwide.

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How long has it been since you shopped at J.C. Penney? Even the busy Christmas shopping season didn't help the historic retail giant.

As a part of this plan, North Dakota will see three JCP stores closing. They are in Dickinson, Jamestown and Wahpeton.

JCP is not the only retail store having struggles. Similar actions were taken by Sears and Macy's, Vanity and Gordman’s. The main competition for these retailer are the increase of on line shopping which has reduced foot traffic and sales in these stores.

According to NewsDakota.com, the liquidation sales at these JCP stores will start on April 17.

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