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|Macy’s Announces Plans for 35 to 40 Store Closings|
“Physical stores remain absolutely vital to our omnichannel strategy,
which provides local touchpoints and tailored merchandise assortments
for shoppers in nearly every major market,” said
“Macy’s is already one of the largest and fastest-growing digital platforms in the country. Our fast-growing digital offering, including robust apps and mobile-enhanced websites, integrate with our stores to provide an unparalleled omnichannel shopping experience for customers wherever, whenever and however they prefer to shop. As a result, we are able to attract new customers and grow sales profitably,” Lundgren said.
“Macy’s stores today are places to shop, relax and be entertained – much like they have for generations. Moreover, all Macy’s stores today can fulfill merchandise orders direct to consumers’ homes, serve as convenient locations for customer pick up of merchandise bought online, and are the origination point for same-day delivery in 17 local markets,” Lundgren added. “While making the decision to close stores is difficult, we know it is necessary for us to remain competitive as customer shopping patterns continue to change.”
The locations of the 35 to 40 stores to be closed in early 2016 will be
announced at a later date, once the company completes a careful analysis
now under way and makes final decisions. Together, the stores’ annual
sales volume, net of sales expected to be retained in nearby stores and
online, is expected to be roughly
Macy’s, Inc. today operates 770 Macy’s stores. Over the past five years (2010 through 2015 to date), 52 Macy’s stores have been closed and 12 new Macy’s stores have been opened. In addition, six new Macy’s Backstage offprice locations are opening in fall 2015.
The company will communicate its store closing decisions directly with the associates in those locations prior to a public announcement. Macy’s is committed to treating associates affected by store closings with respect and openness. Associates displaced by store closings may be offered positions in nearby stores where possible. Eligible full-time and part-time associates who are laid off due to the store closing will be offered severance benefits.
Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in
All statements in this press release that are not statements of
historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are
based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and
are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a
variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing
of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring
charges, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general
merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’
outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and
general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the
availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other
factors identified in documents filed by the company with the
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Source: Macy’s, Inc.