J.C. Penney Back From the Dead? We Head to the Mall to Find Out

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Who shops at J.C. Penney these days?

The retail chain, which is holding a highly anticipated analysts day in New York City on Wednesday, hopes to show investors, analysts and media that it is still relevant with American consumers.

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The event -- the first in nearly three years -- will be hosted by chairman and CEO Mike Ullman and his executive team. The Street will be there to live blog the presentations, which will likely underscore how far the company has come from the disastrous tenure of former CEO Ron Johnson.

In the meantime, we headed to the mall to see just what's new and different with J.C. Penney. Here's what we found.

In the following photos, you see healthier in-stock levels on traffic-driving basic apparel and home goods.