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|A Shopper's Favorite Returns as Macy's Brings Back 24-Hour Shopping and Extended Store Hours at Select Stores across the Country|
NEW YORK, Dec 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Round-the-clock shopping returns for another holiday season as Macy's brings back its "24-hour" stores for three all-nighters beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21. Starting at 7 a.m., 14 Macy's stores will stay open for 83 hours straight for non-stop shopping until Christmas Eve on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. A customer convenience during the hectic holiday season, last minute shoppers will also receive the gift of time at 27 additional Macy's stores that will stay open until 2 a.m. on those same three nights. A shopper's favorite since 2006, our 24-hour and more recent 2 a.m. stores gives shoppers extra time with the added bonus of stress-free shopping with less holiday crowds and shorter lines. This holiday season, Macy's remains at the top of shoppers' lists as a must-shop destination for gifts at any time of the day or night.
"Our 24-hour stores have been a hit with holiday shoppers for the past five years," says Ron Klein, chief stores officer, Macy's, Inc. "Our customers have told us when they want to shop, and after-hours and overnight shopping comes out a clear winner as the countdown to Christmas gets closer. "We've added 18 additional stores that will stay open until 2 AM for a total of 27 stores with extended hours that provide a convenience to our customers by giving them extra time in their day."
24-HOUR STORES (14)
(*) indicates stores that will remain open for 83-consecutive hours for the first time
2 a.m. CLOSINGS (27)
New York/New Jersey
(*) indicates stores with extended hours for the first time
In 2006, Macy's Queens Center store was the first Macy's store to go 24-hours. Due to its unprecedented success, Macy's added additional store locations the following years. For the 2011 holiday season, Macy's added a new 24-hour store in Buffalo, NY, as well as 19 new locations with extended store hours. Store associates volunteer to work the overnight and extended hour shifts.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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SOURCE: Macy's, Inc.