Plano, Texas -- J.C. Penney said Monday it will open 300 big and tall men’s apparel shops during the next five years. The stores, which will average 6,000 sq. ft. each, will be branded as The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co.
An e-commerce site for the new format will go live in April 2011, followed by the opening of 10 stores in May. The company hopes to have 150 stores operating by 2013.