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« Reply #240 on: June 30, 2015, 01:42:16 PM »

Petitioners are trying to get Macy's to dump Donald Trump merchandise.

http://foxct.com/2015/06/30/petition-demands-macys-dump-donald-trump/
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« Reply #241 on: July 01, 2015, 02:52:44 PM »

And Macy's has dumped Trump's merchandise.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/01/politics/donald-trump-macys/index.html?sr=fb070115macytrump11aVODtopLink
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« Reply #242 on: July 11, 2015, 09:26:37 PM »


Not supporting Trump, but Macy's sucks because they are bending over to be PC...They lost most of my friends who used to shop at Macy's, but I guess ILLEGALS will shop at Macys. I won't.

No more rants on The Donald...
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« Reply #243 on: August 18, 2015, 09:32:26 AM »

This has long been the most dilapidated Macy's/Jordan Marsh I've ever encountered
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150817/NEWS02/150819386/1007/NEWS02
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« Reply #244 on: August 19, 2015, 07:10:19 PM »

This has long been the most dilapidated Macy's/Jordan Marsh I've ever encountered
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150817/NEWS02/150819386/1007/NEWS02


Very old store indeed, 50 years old I think?

Always odd that Macy's kept two stores in that market.  And it always looked as if that Jordan Marsh store was meant to be an anchor store to a future mall.  Similar to the Maine Mall...
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« Reply #245 on: February 02, 2016, 02:35:46 PM »

Macy’s discount store coming to Westfield Meriden mall

Published: February 2, 2016 | Last Modified: February 2, 2016 03:05PM
By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff

MERIDEN — Macy’s at the Westfield Meriden mall is shuffling around merchandise to make room for a Macy’s Backstage at the store’s western entrance on the upper level, Macy’s sources said Tuesday.

A store employee explained the arrival of the discounted merchandise store within the store as a way to compete with Boscov’s bargain prices.

A store manager confirmed the change but referred all questions to Macy’s corporate management, who could not be reached for comment. Mall management also could not be reached for management.

Coming on the heels of a disappointing third quarter, Macy’s corporate management announced in November it would be piloting 10 Backstage stores inside existing Macy’s stores creating a new hybrid to offer discounted merchandise. The store also announced 59 free-standing Macy’s Backstage stores in off-mall locations.

In its third quarter, the retailer opened five Macy’s Backstage stores in Metro New York.

Shares of Macy’s stock was trading at $40.59 on the New York Stock Exchange at noon, 32 cents down from its opening of $40.91.

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« Reply #246 on: June 15, 2016, 04:13:38 PM »

Macy's to test store-in-store, customer-service initiatives at Easton site

By Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch  •  Friday June 10, 2016 6:13 AM

From the lights to the flooring to the fixtures to the merchandise itself, Macy's at Easton is "100 percent brand new,"or will be on June 25, when the retailer introduces the new store-design prototype on June 25.

Construction began on March 27 — with work taking place as the store remained open — to turn the conventional department store into a new model featuring "lifestyle" departments and leased businesses. The latter is a version of the store-within-a-store concept that recently gained attention — if not a lot of success —when JCPenney tried it.

"This is the new way Macy's is looking at the customer," said Andrea Schwartz, vice president of media relations and cause marketing.

What Macy's is counting on to make the physical changes successful is its heightened focus on customer service.

Macy's is hiring 117 additional employees, 50 of them temporary, at the Easton store to execute several new initiatives. For example, the Connect @Macy’s kiosk will offer one-on-one service to customers as soon as they walk into the store. In addition, the retailer is offering at no cost a personal-shopper service called My Stylist @Macy’s.

Macy's decision to add customer-service employees makes sense, said Lee Peterson, an executive vice president at WD Partners, a Dublin retail-consulting company.

"To blow up the old model is the right way to go," Peterson said. "They've figured it out. That's brilliant. The thing is, this is going to cost a lot. But what's going to cost too much is if you go out of business."

Other areas that Macy's has transformed at the Easton prototype range from massively different to subtly enhanced.

The Restore, Nourish and Strengthen department, for example, includes footwear from Finish Line and various brands of athletic apparel as well as Gaiam Yoga merchandise, Fitbit watches and a Berry Blendz full-service juice and smoothie bar. The customer-service aspect in this department includes full-time health and fitness "ambassadors."

"Instead of teaching someone to ring a register, we're hiring people who understand the lifestyle,"said Kathi Newton, vice president and store manager. "I think this is going to be a real game-changer."

The cosmetics department at Easton is receiving a complete face-lift with new fixtures and counters and the addition of a Bluemercury shop, which not only offers beauty products but such treatments as microdermabrasion, brow tinting, facials and waxing.

Store-within-a-store elements also include a new LensCrafters locations with licensed optometrists and a Premier Salon and Spa offering hair, nail and massage services.

Both of those elements are grouped close to the expanded wedding and engagement department, an area in which Macy's has long been a force.

Nearby are a Papyrus stationery shop, the Tux Shop at Macy’s operated by Men’s Wearhouse, an expanded assortment of special-occasion dresses and an expanded jewelry area that includes loose diamonds available for custom designs. A free wedding stylist from the My Stylist @Macy’s program will be available to offer tips to wedding parties and guests on dresses, suits, gifts and honeymoon attire.

"I don't think we've ever done wedding so cohesively," Schwartz said.

With a nod to more-compact urban living, the new furniture department includes areas showing how small-footprint homes can be furnished — and including signs showing the square footage of the areas.

The Easton store is so far the only prototype, but officials plan to open it and see how shoppers react.

"That's one of the best things about working at Macy's — they're not afraid to change," Newton said. "It's about responding to what the customer is telling us."
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« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2016, 11:50:21 AM »

Macy's is closing another 100 stores, and is going to try and bolster it's online sales.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/macys-says-shut-100-stores-122009689--finance.html

In the race to extinction Kmart/Sears still leads by a length-and-a-half.
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« Reply #248 on: August 11, 2016, 12:17:37 PM »

Macy's is closing another 100 stores, and is going to try and bolster it's online sales.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/macys-says-shut-100-stores-122009689--finance.html

In the race to extinction Kmart/Sears still leads by a length-and-a-half.

which ones will go?
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« Reply #249 on: August 11, 2016, 04:17:23 PM »

which ones will go?

Macy's says it is finalizing its store closure list and will release it at a future date. I imagine the Macy's in smaller markets that can't support its vision for a more full-service "experience" are to go on the chopping block.

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« Reply #250 on: August 12, 2016, 01:08:02 PM »

which ones will go?

Macy's says it is finalizing its store closure list and will release it at a future date. I imagine the Macy's in smaller markets that can't support its vision for a more full-service "experience" are to go on the chopping block.



Would also make sense that they would close some locations - after all (as an example) the greater Albany (NY) area only had one location in Colonie Center from that mall's opening in the 1950's until into the later 80's/early 90's when Macy's began taking over other chains.  Now there are several in surrounding area malls (though they have closed a couple in recent years) so one could see them going back to having the one (or two) large stores in any given area, as people who were interested would still find them.
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« Reply #251 on: August 21, 2016, 06:37:00 AM »

Went to the Meriden Square Mall on Friday, but didn't get a chance to check out the new "Macy's Backstage" section.
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« Reply #252 on: August 21, 2016, 06:41:50 AM »

Macy's is closing another 100 stores, and is going to try and bolster it's online sales.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/macys-says-shut-100-stores-122009689--finance.html

While not official, consumer advocate Clark Howard noted that these 28 Macy's locations have some of the lowest sales across the chain. - Trumbull Shopping Park in Trumbull, CT is on the list.

http://www.clark.com/28-macys-risk-closing-shutting-down?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=57b946e604d3017a00c6b9c4&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
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« Reply #253 on: August 30, 2016, 01:57:28 PM »

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/retail/20160830_The_100_Macy_s_stores_to_close_will_be_announcedafter_Christmas.html
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« Reply #254 on: October 13, 2016, 10:27:47 PM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-retail-notebook-macys-lenscrafters-1014-biz-20161011-story.html
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« Reply #255 on: October 14, 2016, 10:19:57 AM »

The irony would be if they put one at the Meriden, Connecticut store. They closed down to make room for Boscov's.
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« Reply #256 on: October 14, 2016, 01:59:12 PM »

Macy's flagship store at Herald Square in NYC debut an in-store Apple Store.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Macys-Herald-Square-Debuts-Apple-Store-iPhone-iPad-MacBook-Apple-Watch-397121041.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand
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« Reply #257 on: October 17, 2016, 12:40:40 PM »

Bucking the retail trend to stay closed on Turkey Day
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/16/macys-to-stick-with-thanksgiving-hours-open-even-earlier.html
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« Reply #258 on: November 01, 2016, 05:06:11 PM »

Macy's is starting to yield to activist investors' pleadings to monetize its real estate
http://www.retaildive.com/news/macys-unloads-stores-to-mall-operator-general-growth-properties/429472/
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« Reply #259 on: November 03, 2016, 05:29:25 PM »

Here's my local Macy's in Anderson Township, Ohio - built as a Shillito's in 1969, then became a Lazarus in the '80s.  I'm honestly surprised it has stayed open this long.  It has been an anchor store for two separate malls/shopping centers now.

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« Reply #260 on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »

Shades of Sears Holdings, monetizing every asset they have to survive
http://www.retaildive.com/news/macys-sells-frango-chocolates-business-to-garrett-brands/435075
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« Reply #261 on: February 03, 2017, 10:59:38 AM »

Will this turn out to be Robert Campeau all over again?
http://www.retaildive.com/news/breaking-hudsons-bay-reportedly-in-talks-to-acquire-macys/435466/
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« Reply #262 on: March 02, 2017, 08:40:35 PM »

Macy's continues to monetize its real estate
http://www.retaildive.com/news/minneapolis-macys-sold-for-59m-to-developer-601w-companies/437241/
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« Reply #263 on: March 06, 2017, 11:34:33 AM »

Macy's is said to want too much money for itself, plus an activist investor is shrinking its stake, reducing pressure to sell
http://www.retaildive.com/news/report-macys-hudsons-bay-merger-talks-at-impasse/437449
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« Reply #264 on: March 15, 2017, 02:34:18 PM »

http://www.retaildive.com/news/macys-plans-suggest-its-becoming-a-discount-department-store/438142/
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« Reply #265 on: April 10, 2017, 05:32:44 AM »

Macy's Backstage is now open at the Buckland Hills Macy's in Manchester, Connecticut.
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« Reply #266 on: August 21, 2017, 02:14:02 PM »

Macy's is going to expand the "Backstage" concept to more of its stores. And a person who works for Consumer Advocate Clark Howard gives his opinion on "Backstage" including stuff that is still cheaper at other retailers such as Target, TJ MAXX, and Marshall's.

http://clark.com/shopping-retail/macys-backstage-outlet-things-to-know/
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« Reply #267 on: January 04, 2018, 09:20:49 AM »

Macy's just announced 11 stores set to close in the early part of this year (March?)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/03/macys-is-about-to-close-more-stores.html

Scroll toward the bottom for the list.
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« Reply #268 on: Yesterday at 07:35:32 PM »

https://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/18/business/miami-real-estate-developer-buys-former-bangor-macys/
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