J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (doing business as JCPenney) is an American department store chain. The major portion of the Company's business consists of providing merchandise and services to consumers through department stores, catalog departments, and the Internet. Department stores, catalog and the Internet generally serve the same customers, have virtually the same mix of merchandise and the majority of catalog sales are completed in department stores. In addition, department stores accept returns from sales initiated in department stores, catalog and by the Internet. The Company markets predominantly family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and home furnishings. In addition, the Company, through its subsidiary, Eckerd Corporation, operates a chain of drugstores located throughout the Southeast, Sunbelt, and Northeast regions of the United States.