Macy’s continues its commitment to help prevent heart disease in women with limited-edition merchandise to benefit Go Red For Women

Macy’s honors American Heart Month throughout February, offering special products in stores and online to benefit American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women; Calvin Klein Dress, $134 (Photo: Business Wire)

Since 2004, Macy’s has raised $65 million to support Go Red For Women in the prevention of heart disease in women.

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) unites customers and associates this February for American Heart Month in support of American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. As the founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, Macy’s has helped in the prevention of heart disease by raising$65 million since 2004. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes, according to the American Heart Association. This year, Macy’s will continue to offer limited-edition merchandise and promotions to benefit Go Red For Women, helping to fund lifesaving research and awareness that adds more time to women’s lives.

Wear Red Sale at Macy’s

Macy’s encourages customers and associates to participate in the Wear Red Sale in-store from Wednesday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Feb. 5, with a pre-sale beginning on Sunday, Jan. 28. Customers can wear red or purchase the official Red Dress pin for $3 to receive 25 percent off a great selection of items storewide, plus an extra 15 or 10 percent off select departments. Exclusions and restrictions apply. One hundred percent of the pin sales will benefit Go Red For Women.

New this year, customers will receive an additional pin to share with a loved one to help spread awareness of the cause. Macy’s associates are invited to wear red in-store to create further awareness of the pin sale and celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 2.

Additionally, Macy’s will invite customers to round up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) and donate their change to Go Red For Women from Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Feb. 28.

Merchandise That Gives Back

Throughout the month of February, Macy’s will offer exclusive products in stores and online to benefit Go Red For Women. This year, two limited-edition red dresses by Calvin Klein ($134) and Thalia Sodi ($99.50) as well as a specialty t-shirt from Thalia Sodi ($29.50) will give back to the cause. From Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, 10 percent of the purchase price from these limited-edition items will be donated to Go Red For Women.

“As the national founding sponsor of Go Red For Women, Macy’s remains committed to the fight against heart disease in women by raising more than $65 million since 2004,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president of cause marketing at Macy’s. “This cause is near and dear to our hearts, affecting customers and associates in our local communities. By providing different ways for our customers to give back, together we are helping women of all ages and backgrounds live longer, healthier lives.”

Go Red For Women Luncheons

Raising additional funds for the cause, Go Red For Women Luncheons will take place in 188 cities across the country. Each luncheon guest will receive a $10 Macy’s gift card and hear from captivating guest speakers. At select luncheons, attendees will have an opportunity to win a $250 Macy’s gift card.

“The American Heart Association is grateful for Macy’s longtime commitment to the Go Red For Women movement, and to ending heart disease and stroke in women. Now, more than ever, Macy’s work with AHA is critically important as cardiovascular diseases claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. Every dollar raised helps fund lifesaving research and awareness that adds more time to women’s lives,” said James Postl, American Heart Association chairman of the national board of directors. “This year, we are encouraging women to take action by making a Go Red Commitment. By doing so, women everywhere are standing with us, with Macy’s – together – to further the fight for women’s heart health.”

The American Heart Association’s® Go Red For Women® Red Dress Collection,™ presented by Macy’s

As the presenting sponsor of the American Heart Association’s® Go Red For Women® Red Dress Collection™, Macy’s helps shine a spotlight on the issue of heart disease in women. The Red Dress Collection has kicked off New York Fashion Week since 2003 and will be staged this year on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The star-studded event will feature strong and inspiring female celebrities walking the runway to showcase emerging and established designers. Three of the red dresses featured on the runway will be created by designers in fashion incubator programs, which are housed at Macy’s locations and develop the next generation of fashion trendsetters. The designers-in-residence featured are Dur Doux from DC Fashion Incubator, Lia Larrea from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Tanesha Prunty from Chicago Fashion Incubator.

For more information about Macy’s programs to support Go Red For Women, visit macys.com/GoRed.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Go Red For Women

In the United States, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately 1 in 3 women each year. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s Media Relations
Julie Strider, 646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com
or
Billy Dumé, 646-429-7449
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Macy’s declares Friday, Dec. 8 as National Believe Day; doubles its donation to Make-A-Wish and Wishes Across America

Macy’s declares Friday, Dec. 8 as National Believe Day; doubles its donation to Make-A-Wish and Wishes Across America

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its 10th annual Believe campaign, Macy’s has declared this Friday, Dec. 8, National Believe Day – a day focused on spreading the beloved holiday program’s message of generosity and hope. Throughout the Believe campaign, Macy’s collects customers’ letters to Santa in-store and online at macys.com/believe. For each letter submitted from Nov. 3 through Dec. 24, Macy’s has pledged to donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish® to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. In celebration of the ninth annual National Believe Day, Macy’s will again double its donation to Make-A-Wish, providing an additional $1per letter, up to an extra $1 million, above the existing $1 million campaign goal. Additionally, this week Macy’s will help grant special wishes for children in cities from coast-to-coast as part of Wishes Across America.

Macy’s and Make-A-Wish® celebrate Brynn, 17, at a Wishes Across America event as part of Macy’s 10th annual Believe campaign, in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Douglas Barnes/AP Images for Macy’s)

“Each National Believe Day, we are awed by the outpouring of support from our customers who submit their Santa letters to help Macy’s double its donation to Make-A-Wish,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president of Cause Marketing for Macy’s. “We are also especially thankful to our employees, partners at Make-A-Wish and community members nationwide who spend countless hours planning and granting special Wishes Across America. The spirit of the Believe campaign truly comes alive as we all work together to create these joyful and magical moments.”

Macy’s has donated more than $15 million to Make-A-Wish and helped to grant thousands of wishes through Believe since the campaign was introduced in 2008. This year’s Wishes Across America will benefit children including Brynn, 17, who wishes to be a model, and Jazlean, 13, who wishes to go to New York. The impact of wishes is undeniable and widespread – not only do they increase hope and happiness for kids, but their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals, and entire communities are transformed by the experience.

National Believe Day is the pinnacle moment of the Believe campaign, which was inspired by the true story of Virginia O’Hanlon – an 8-year-old child who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 asking if there really was a Santa Claus. The response from the paper’s editor, Francis P. Church, became an iconic piece of journalistic history and the most reprinted editorial of all time. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” Church wrote. “He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.”

To learn more about Macy’s Believe campaign, visit macys.com/believe. For additional media materials, including images and b-roll, visit pimsmultimedia.com/macys-holiday2017/believe.php

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 300,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider Fukami
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s to hire an additional 7,000 seasonal associates for 2017 Christmas and holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Dec. 1, 2017) announced plans to hire an additional 7,000 seasonal associates for positions at its Macy’s stores nationwide for the 2017 Christmas and holiday season.

To discover open positions and opportunities for on-site interviews, candidates should apply in advance at macysJOBS.com. Positions in all stores nationwide are searchable on the easy-to-navigate hiring sites. Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via email.

“Macy’s has had a great start to this holiday season with high customer volume across our business. Due to the strong traffic in our stores, we are adding associates in our stores across the country to ensure that customers continue to receive the high level of service they have come to expect from us,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores officer. “We are excited to be further expanding our seasonal workforce. Seasonal workers play an important role in the Macy’s holiday shopping experience and, in addition to a competitive hourly income, they will experience a flexible working environment and benefit from a merchandise discount.”

Seasonal store associates at Macy’s serve customers on the selling floor and work in store operations positions, including fulfilling buy online, pick-up-in-store orders. Most seasonal positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit the availability of the individuals hired.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 160 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

Media:
Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
646-429-6032
media@macys.com

Investors:
Monica Koehler
513-579-7780
investors@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

NBC and Macy’s kick off the holiday season with a star-studded line-up of performers at The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

NBC and Macy’s kick off the holiday season with a star-studded line-up of performers at The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

 

  • The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on NBC Adds a Special Performance by International Superstar Gwen Stefani, a Dazzling Opening Number and Even More Star Power Along the Parade Route as the Annual Spectacle Kicks Off the Holiday Season
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., in all time zones; Encore presentation airs 2 – 5 p.m.

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® adds additional star power as NBC and Macy’s (NYSE:M) join to kick off the holiday season with a star-studded line-up of performers in the nation’s favorite spectacle. On Thursday, Nov. 23, with more than 3.5 million spectators lining the route and more than 50 million viewers tuned in nationwide, the streets of Manhattan will come alive with a host of special performances from stars of music, film, TV and the stage.

Joining the lineup will be international superstar Gwen Stefani. A three-time Grammy® Award-winner, Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani recently released her first holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas which features six original and six classic holiday tunes. Set to perform “White Christmas,” Gwen will warm the hearts of audiences nationwide with her rendition of the classic tune as part of the national broadcast of the Parade on NBC. After kicking off the holidays on Thanksgiving, Stefani will return to NBC for “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” a modern take on traditional Christmas specials featuring musical performances and fun, holiday sketches. This one-hour primetime special set to air Dec. 12 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) will capture Stefani’s infectious spirit and iconic style.

On Thanksgiving, to open the 91st edition of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a host of stars will be showcased “Dancing in the Streets” at various locations across the country in anticipation of the big Parade and annual kickoff to the holiday season. Featured stars include Harry Connick Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Jane Krakowski, Gaten Matarazzo, Chrissy Metz, John O’Hurley, Martha Stewart and Thalia, who will dance and sing in the out-of-this-world kickoff to the pomp and pageantry.

As the restyled song unfolds, the show arrives at Herald Square, opening atop Macy’s famed red star mark on 34th Street, where a host of groups will join the impromptu party including the Radio City Rockettes®, as well as dancers for The Teen Company and Malloy/CAP21, among other Parade participants.

Rounding out the lineup will be the incomparable Patti LaBelle, who will take to the streets on The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray® float, joining previously announced stars 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street,Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa and the one-and-only Santa Claus; completing the starry lineup of the march of wonder.

The 91st march of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also feature 17 giant character balloons; 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands and six performance groups.

One of the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebrations, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast nationally on NBC, Thursday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones) and hosted by the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker. Telemundo will simulcast the Parade in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Carlos Ponce, Jessica Carrillo and Karim Mendiburu.

For more information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, please visit http://www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at 212-494-4495. Follow @macys on various social networks and join the conversation using #MacysParade.

For more information on the broadcast, visit http://www.nbc.com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade and www.nbcumv.com. Please follow @NBC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Orlando Veras
646-429-7450
Orlando.Veras@macys.com

NBC Entertainment Publicity
Sharon Pannozzo
212-664-5152
Sharon.Pannozzo@nbcuni.com

NBC Entertainment Publicity
Erika Lewis
212-664-5478
Erika.Lewis@nbcuni.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s offers preview of more than 100 Black Friday specials beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16

Macy’s offers preview of more than 100 Black Friday specials beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16

 

  • Macy’s kicks off Black Friday savings with a preview of more than 100 deals starting Thursday, November 16
  • Take advantage of more than 500 Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving, November 23
  • Macy’s offers customers more time to shop with Cyber Week savings in-store and online from Sunday, November 26through Wednesday, November 29

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holidays are a time when Macy’s truly shines. As the season gets underway, Macy’s is excited to bring customers the special experiences they look forward to all year – holiday traditions at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping, Christmas tree lightings across the country, and the beloved Believe campaign where millions of children send their letters to Santa.

So whether it’s stocking up on gifts for family and loved ones for the holidays or finding something special for yourself, Macy’s is the place to shop Black Friday and Cyber Week with phenomenal deals on the best items and brands in home, fashion, beauty and tech. Shoppers can find the perfect gift and stay on budget with a wide assortment of specials, and also take home a selection of free gifts in-store after mail-in rebates. Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16, Macy’s will preview more than 100 Black Friday specials online and also give customers even more time to shop during Cyber Week with week-long deals in-store and online.

“Our customers enjoy coming to Macy’s to find the perfect gift for loved ones and themselves, and as the leader in all things holiday, we are making shopping even easier and more affordable this year,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores officer. “We’re prepped and ready to ensure the Black Friday holiday tradition will be extra special this year with tremendous deals in-store and online on Black Friday, as well as during Cyber Week.”

Macy’s offers customers the convenience they need to shop the way they live, in stores, through the app and on macys.com. Most store hours for Black Friday are: Thanksgiving Day, 5 p.m. through 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24; Friday, Nov. 24 from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m., and online all day at macys.com Thursday through Saturday. The following are a sampling of the amazing doorbusters available on Black Friday, while supplies last:

For Him, Her and Home

  • $29.99 diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
  • 75 percent off select sport coats and overcoats
  • 50 percent off select holiday tops and sweaters
  • $19.99 jeans
  • 60 percent off select infants’ and kids’ styles
  • 40 percent off select boots and shoes
  • $10 beauty products from brands like Urban Decay, Origins, Clinique, and more
  • 50 percent off Crux kitchen electrics
  • 65 percent off select holiday ornaments and dinnerware
  • $29.99 sheet sets
  • 60 percent to 75 percent off Samsonite

Tech and Toys

  • $70 off Apple Watch Series 1
  • $69.99 Brookstone Cat Headphones
  • $29.99 Amazon Echo Dot
  • $17.99 Dream Vision Virtual Reality
  • $99.99 Fitbit Charge 2
  • $89.99 JBL 3 Charge Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
  • 60 percent Off Protocol Drones
  • 60 percent off Polaroid Bluetooth Headphones
  • 50 percent off FAO Schwarz
  • $15.99 Karaoke Microphone
  • 50 percent off remote control cars
  • $4.99 gifts for kids and babies from brands like Melissa & Doug, Mattel, and more

FREE (after Mail-in Rebate*)

  • Select tote bags FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Gold toe slippers for men FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Select men’s thermal tops FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Select glassware sets FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Select men’s joggers FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Disney Olaf plush FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Select graphic sweatshirts FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Select kitchen electrics FREE after mail-in rebate
  • BCBG MaxAzria Eau de Parfum Spray FREE after mail-in rebate
  • Designer pillow FREE after mail-in rebate

Cyber Week kicks off Sunday, Nov. 26 with great savings through Wednesday, Nov. 29. Plus, with free shipping online with a $25 purchase on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, shoppers will be excited to take advantage of the awesome savings. Some highlights include:

  • 65 percent off select family pajamas
  • 60 percent off select wool-blend coats
  • 40 percent to 60 percent off select cold-weather accessories
  • Buy 1, Get 1 Free select shoes and boots
  • FREE 4-piece Prada Candy gift set with any large spray purchase from the Prada Candy fragrance collection
  • FREE 3-piece Marc Jacobs Daisy gift set with any large spray purchase from the Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance collection
  • $25 Michael Kors For Men Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 65 percent off select kids’ sleepwear
  • 70 percent off select designer suits and suit separate sets
  • 50 percent to 70 percent off select men’s footwear
  • 60 percent to 70 percent off all select mattress pads, feather beds, and fiber beds
  • Buy 1, Get 1 Free Fiesta dinnerware

Additional Ways to Save Time and Money

On top of these extraordinary specials, customers can save even more with the new Macy’s Star Rewards program. Gold and Platinum Macy’s cardholders get free shipping and all Star Rewards members save 25 percent on select merchandise with star passes any day they choose.

Customers can view a full list of specials online at macys.com/blackfriday and add favorites to their list, which is available via desktop, mobile device and tablet. They can also create custom tags to organize recipients, sign up for reminders and shop straight from their list all Thanksgiving Day on macys.com.

Macy’s best-in-class mobile app is the perfect shopping sidekick for Black Friday. Download before the big day to check store directories and hours, scan bar codes in store and access instant price check, availability or even order the item on the spot and have it shipped home. Plus, take a photo through the app of a style you’re looking for, and find it or something similar in a flash!

Visit macys.com/stores for local information, as Black Friday hours may vary by store. Most Macy’s stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening.

*In store only, one per customer. Allow 6-8 weeks for rebate delivery. In Connecticut, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, and in Dade and Broward Counties, FL, rebate is given at register. Regular sales tax will apply. Limited quantities.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Contact:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Macy’s
Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

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Macy’s launches its 10th annual Believe campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish

Macy’s launches its 10th annual Believe campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish

 

The signature Santa letter writing program returns to Macy’s stores and macys.com this season, as the campaign continues to inspire us all to believe

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning tomorrow, Macy’s will ring in the holiday season with its 10th annual Believe campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish, marking a decade of work inspired by the tangible impact of love and generosity. To take part in this year’s anniversary campaign, believers of all ages are invited to visit their local Macy’s store where they can drop their letters to Santa into the red letterboxes or submit a letter online at macys.com/believe. For each letter collected in-store and online from Nov. 3 through Dec. 24, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

Since the launch of Believe in 2008, Macy’s has donated more than $15 million to Make-A-Wish through this annual campaign, and helped to grant thousands of wishes. The impact of wish fulfillments is undeniable and widespread – not only do they increase hope and happiness for wish kids, but their families, volunteers, supporters, medical professionals and entire communities are transformed by the experience.

“We couldn’t imagine the overwhelming response the Believe campaign would inspire when we introduced it 10 years ago,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president of Cause Marketing for Macy’s. “We have collected millions of letters throughout the years – each one representing an individual who was moved by the message of hope, love and generosity. The result has been the creation of a holiday tradition for families across the country, and ultimately, wish fulfillments that deliver joy and hope to the most amazing children. Macy’s is incredibly proud to play a part in that magic.”

“We could not be more grateful to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Believe campaign with Macy’s,” said David Williams, chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish America. “Thanks to the generosity of Macy’s and its customers, thousands of wishes have been granted and lives have been transformed. Research shows that having a wish granted can positively impact a child’s medical journey and that’s something everyone who writes a letter to Santa online or at their local Macy’s can be a part of this holiday season.”

Virginia’s Story

The heart of the Believe campaign is the true story of Virginia O’Hanlon – an 8-year-old child who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper asking if there really was a Santa Claus. The response from the paper’s editor, Francis P. Church, became an iconic piece of journalistic history. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” Church wrote. “He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.” Nearly 120 years after Church’s imaginative reply was published, his words continue to remind us that love and kindness can have a tangible impact on the lives of others, if we only believe in their power and rally to their cause.

Fans of the story that inspired Believe can also learn more by tuning in to watch the “Yes, Virginia” animated film, available online at youtube.com/macys. The award-winning, half-hour holiday special features former wish child Taylor Hay, who had her own wish granted when her voice was captured for one of the film’s characters, alongside an all-star cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina and Beatrice Miller in the title role.

To learn more about Macy’s Believe campaign, visit macys.com/believe.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 300,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is sure to delight millions of spectators and viewers nationwide

The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is sure to delight millions of spectators and viewers nationwide

 

The Annual March Will Once Again Feature a Host of Surprises along with Its Signature Giant Character Balloons, Floats of Fantasy, the Nation’s Finest Marching Bands, Whimsical Performance Groups, Celebrity Appearances and the One-and-Only Santa Claus

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the United States as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season with its signature spectacle of wonder. On Thursday, Nov. 23, the streets of Manhattan will come alive at the sound of “Let’s Have A Parade!” Ready to spread holiday cheer, the annual procession is sure to delight more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide with its traditional merriment.

“For more than 90 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for millions of families. We are thrilled to once again come together as a nation to give this gift of joy and wonder to all,” said Susan Tercero, group vice-president of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She added, “Our incredible team has planned a fantastic spectacle featuring an amazing line-up of giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups, a dazzling array of musical artists, all coming together to herald the arrival of the one-and-only Santa Claus.”

Since the first march in November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has captivated audiences and become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 91st edition, the line-up will feature 17 giant character balloons; 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands and six performance groups.

STARS ON PARADE

The star power on Parade will once again feature some of the nation’s most riveting performers. Taking to the streets of New York City on board one of Macy’s signature floating stages, and thrilling the nation with their performances at Herald Square will be 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets ofSesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa, and more.

FLYING ICONS

Taking flight on Turkey Day will be the Parade’s signature giant character helium balloons. Since their introduction in 1927, these giants of the sky have featured some of the world’s most beloved characters. This year, four giant characters will debut including Disney Frozen’s Olaf, Illumination presents Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, PAW Patrol® andJett from Super Wings™.

The balloon line-up will also feature the return of Harold the Baseball Player, a legacy Macy’s character prominently featured in Twentieth Century Fox’s iconic holiday film classic, Miracle on 34th Street. In celebration of the film’s 70th anniversary, the Harold heritage balloon has been recreated for this year’s Parade, painted in hues of black, white and grey, to look exactly as it did on-screen during a memorable scene in the 1947 film. In addition to Harold, the famed spokesduck, The Aflac Duck, will debut as an all-new balloonicle (a Macy’s Parade innovation of hybrid cold-air balloon and vehicle) and is sure to have fans quacking with joy and laughter down the route.

Returning giant balloon characters include Angry Birds’ Red; Charlie Brown; Diary of A Wimpy Kid®; Sinclair’s Dino®; The Elf on the Shelf®; Hello Kitty®; Ice Age’s Scrat and His Acorn; Pikachu™; Pillsbury Doughboy™; Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger; Ronald McDonald®; SpongeBob SquarePants; and DreamWorks’ Trolls.

THE STAGE FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Floating down the route this Thanksgiving, the Parade’s signature floats transport spectators to worlds of wonder. Designed and created by the incredible artists of Macy’s Parade Studio, which include carpenters, painters, animators, sculptors, metal fabricators, scenic/costume designers and electricians, this year’s line-up of floats sets an unparalleled stage for entertainment. The painstaking process of creating a Macy’s Parade float is both a creative and technical endeavor. Macy’s Parade floats are often three stories tall and several lanes of traffic wide, but must collapse to no more than 12 ½-feet tall and 8-feet wide in order to travel safely from the New Jersey home of the Parade Studio to the Manhattan starting line via the Lincoln Tunnel each Thanksgiving eve. These creations are not only works of art, but also engineering marvels.

This year, five new floats will debut including Everyone’s Favorite Bake Shop by Entenmann’s® (Sara Evans), Harvest in the Valley by Green Giant® (Lauren Alaina), Parade Day Mischief by SOUR PATCH KIDS® Candy (Nicky Jam), Shimmer and Shine by Nickelodeon (Jojo Siwa) and Universal Playground by Sprout® (Angelica Hale). A special float by Delta Air Lines will also debut to commemorate the season of togetherness with the perfect gift of song, as more than 125 Macy’s employees gather to form a one-of-a-kind, cross-generational choir aboard the Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree.

The returning float roster includes 1-2-3 Sesame Street by Sesame Street (Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street); The Aloha Spirit by King’s Hawaiian (Goo Goo Dolls), Big Apple by NY Daily News (Bebe Rexha); Big City Cheer! by Spirit of America Productions (Miss America 2018 Cara Mund); Building A Better World by Girl Scouts of the USA (Andra Day and Common); The Colonel’s Road Trip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken (Dustin Lynch); The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray®; Deck the Halls by Balsam Hill® (Olivia Holt); Discover Adventure! by Build-A-Bear (Sabrina Carpenter); Frozen Fall Fun by Discover®/NHL (Wyclef Jean, NHL Hockey Hall of Famers Ray Bourque & Bryan Trottier); Fun House by Krazy Glue® (Flo Rida); Heartwarming Holiday Countdownby Hallmark Channel (98 Degrees); It’s All Rock & Roll by Gibson Brands (Jimmy Fallon & The Roots); Mount Rushmore’s American Pride by South Dakota Department of Tourism (Smokey Robinson); On The Roll Again by Homewood Suites by Hilton® (Andy Grammer); Santa’s Sleigh; Snoopy’s Doghouse by Peanuts Worldwide; Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations by Domino® Sugar (Cam); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nickelodeon (Kat Graham); and Tom Turkey featuring Bravo’s Top Chef (Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio).

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE …

Marching bands are a central piece of the Thanksgiving delights, bringing national excitement and hometown pride to the streets of the Big Apple, not to mention the musical beat to the holiday revelry. Twelve performance ensembles will take up the call of the baton and march down the streets of Manhattan. This year’s bands include Colony High School (Palmer, Alaska); Davis High School (Kaysville, Utah); Rosemount High School (Rosemount, Minnesota); West Harrison High School (Gulfport, Mississippi); Rockford High School (Rockford, Michigan); Ohio University (Athens, Ohio); Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, South Carolina); Trumbull High School (Trumbull, Connecticut); Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, Texas); The United States Air Force Band and Honor Guard; Macy’s Great American Marching Band (United States); and the NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY).

Specialty Parade entertainment always promises a unique, exciting, and sometimes humorous look at the nation’s finest performance groups. Returning to the line-up this year are the dancers and cheerleaders of Spirit of America Dance Stars and Spirit of America Cheer. These groups combined feature more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best performers recruited from small towns and big cities. Days before Thanksgiving, they will gather for the first time in NYC, ahead of their once-in-a-lifetime national spotlight. Adding to the dance-floor revelry will be 34th & Phunk, a special group commissioned and produced by Macy’s with organizers from the United States Tournament of Dance. Choreographed by the legendary artist Willdabeast Adams and acclaimed dancer Janelle Ginestra, 34th & Phunk will be a one-of-a-kind hip-hop dance crew featuring performers of all ages and from all walks of life, who have a passion for dance and precision movement. Bringing a Broadway flair to the spectacle will be the talented kids of Camp Broadway, who this year have auditioned and selected dancers/singers from military bases around the nation, and who will pay tribute to America with their performance. Rounding out the performance group list are the zany Red Hot Mamas (Post Falls, Idaho), who will deliver their signature humorous take on the holiday season, along with the whimsical stars of the Big Apple Circus (New York, NY).

A GRAND TELEVISION SPECIAL EVENT

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold, the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones). In addition, Telemundo will simulcast the Parade in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Carlos Ponce, Jessica Carrillo and Karim Mendiburu.

On 34th Street, Broadway’s best shows will take a star turn in front of Macy’s famed flagship with special performances from the casts of Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Once On This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants – The Broadway Musical. In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes® will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.

INTERACTIVE FUN

This year, the magic of Macy’s iconic balloons and Parade artistry will head south for the winter to give fans an up close and personal experience for the holidays. Starting on Saturday, Nov. 18, Universal Orlando Resort’s destination-wide Holidays celebration begins, featuring the all-new “Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.” This one-of-a-kind experience is where merry and mayhem mesh to create a fantastic treat for park guests that features more than 15 incredibly-detailed floats, colorful stilt-walkers and characters, and a specially created cast of all new Macy’s balloons that you can’t see anywhere else. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will run daily from Nov. 18 through Jan. 6.

The Macy’s Parade is always a unique multi-level, magical march that provides spectators with different experiences, whether they watch it on television with friends and family or scout the perfect spot on the route to watch it unfold live. To give fans another unique viewing opportunity, Macy’s, along with NBCUniversal and Verizon will once again take viewers closer to the magic via up close and personal views of the event through a 360-degree livestream of the Parade on Verizon’s YouTube page. The stream, found at www.youtube.com/verizon, will be synced with the start of the Parade.

For an insider’s look at the holiday procession, fans nationwide should visit macys.com/parade for regular updates including behind the scenes previews, interactive historical information, and more.

The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square. “A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere” has been the guiding motto of this annual tradition for more than nine decades and is the mandate that continues to this day. From the very first Parade to this year’s spectacle, Macy’s own employees, along with their friends and family, have gathered together to give the nation a perfect holiday gift, and now it’s time for another dazzling celebration. In 5,4,3,2,1 … Let’s Have A Parade!

For more information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, please visit www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at 212-494-4495. Follow @macys on various social networks and join the conversation using #MacysParade.

Delta Air Lines, New York’s #1 airline, is the official airline of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
RAM Trucks is the official truck of the Macy’s Parade.
Remo is the official drumhead provider.
The Stewart is the official hotel partner of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Under Armour is the official outerwear provider.

PLEASE NOTE: All talent, performers, elements and information included are subject to change. Additional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade media materials including images, video and archival content are available at macysparadepress.com.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Orlando Veras
646-429-7450
orlando.veras@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia creates a dazzling holiday collection for Macy’s

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia creates a dazzling holiday collection for Macy’s

 

The glamorous line created for Macy’s by husband and wife design team Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia features resplendent textiles and superb craftsmanship, and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and macys.com in November

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy’s (NYSE:M) that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special-occasion wear with a selection of breathtaking dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on macys.com beginning Nov. 1, prior to the official launch in stores on Nov. 15.

“The collection was inspired by New York City nightlife, and its captivating energy and optimistic spirit,” said Sachin Ahluwalia. Babi Ahluwalia continued, “The collection combines classic evening wear elements with 50 shades of shine, each piece makes a statement offering powerful women the promise of elegance.”

The SB by Sachin & Babi collection is irresistibly radiant, channeling the electrifying energy of a fabulous night on the town. Party-ready dresses, gowns, and separates are rendered in eye-catching and sumptuous fabrics, and the silhouettes are sharp, highlighting the superb tailoring and construction within each garment. Unexpected details are particular highlights of the collection—a gold brocade mini dress features a bustle as well as mesh detailing at the décolletage and a strip of sequins at the hem. A silver skirt, also in brocade, has a subtle animal print along with velvet trim, and has an accompanying blazer. Sequins are employed masterfully and in unique ways, with a bomber jacket boasting striped sequined sleeves, and a lace box top is elevated through a striped sequined body. Sachin & Babi’s famed embroidery skills and techniques run throughout the collection as well, with delicate organza and lace blouses, dresses, and skirts adorned with exquisite blue floral embroidery. SB by Sachin & Babi combines uptown chic with downtown exuberance for a collection that is perfect for all the It Girl’s fetes this holiday season.

“Sachin & Babi have made names for themselves through their beautifully crafted statement pieces women wear in their most important moments,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s fashion. “Their refinement and cultured sensibility set them apart and we’re thrilled to have partnered with them to bring the artistry of their bespoke clothing to the Macy’s customer for their holiday celebrations.”

SB by Sachin and Babi, available on macys.com beginning Nov. 1, will officially launch in 149 Macy’s stores on Nov. 15, and is priced from $99 to $299.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia founded their eponymous label in 2009 in a quest to redefine eveningwear. Both native to India, the couple first gained recognition in New York by designing and manufacturing embroideries for the city’s renowned couture houses. While passionate about their work, the duo longed to connect directly with their customer. Motivated by the needs of well-informed women who choose to live full lives, the designers pioneered a category of beautifully crafted feminine statement pieces that support women in their most important moments. With a deep commitment to quality and respect for their clients, Sachin and Babi produce most of their collection in their family owned factory in Mumbai to ensure high fashion craftsmanship at attainable luxury. Rich in culture, history and sensibility the Sachin & Babi label proudly brings the artistry of bespoke clothing to ready to wear.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem at Macy’s Herald Square

Just in time for the holiday season, customers at Macy’s flagship store in New York will be able to experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem, featuring innovative technologies in mobile, virtual reality, QLED television, home audio, and more

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Samsung today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced the launch of a unique Samsung experience at the retailer’s flagship location in New York City. Beginning Nov. 1, customers shopping at Macy’s Herald Square will be able to explore and purchase a range of Samsung products, including an assortment of the most innovative technologies in virtual reality, tablet, smartphone, wearable, the Family Hub refrigerator, QLED television, home audio and smart home categories.

“At Macy’s, we are focused on providing what matters most to our customers – an even more engaging shopping experience and the best, most innovative products,” said Marc Mastronardi, Macy’s executive vice president of business development. “With the new Samsung experience at Macy’s Herald Square, we are creating an innovative and beautiful, one-of-a-kind digital playground in a flagship department store, featuring numerous installations and touch points for customer engagement.”

For the first time, customers can experience an integrated Samsung ecosystem designed to simplify daily life, all in a specially curated 1,000 square foot space on the main floor at Macy’s Herald Square. Explore the next innovation television wall, featuring The Frame, which seamlessly transforms from a 4K UHD TV to a gallery-like art display for a premium entertainment experience. Accessorize your smart TV with a variety of home audio and video products, including Sound+ soundbar and Blu-ray players.

Customers can take a ride in the 4-D virtual reality roller coaster experience that puts you at the center of an out of this world journey to a new landscape with the Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus.

A full range of Samsung product and accessories will round out the tech lover’s paradise, including Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note8 smartphones, cases, wireless mobile accessories and more. Customers will also have the opportunity to test and purchase the latest Samsung wearables, including the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear S3, and complete their home tech ecosystem with the Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System and assortment of Samsung SmartThings hubs, outlets and sensors.

To experience the Samsung flagship ecosystem, including one-on-one concierge-like customer care, and purchase select products, customers can visit Macy’s Herald Square during regular store hours beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Contact:
Radina Russell
646-429-7358
radina.russell@macys.com

Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s and Clothes4Souls announce the fifth annual “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign

Macy’s “Buy A Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign in support of Clothes4Souls begins Oct. 24 (Photo: Business Wire)

Buy a coat at Macy’s stores or macys.com from October 24 to 29, and Macy’s will donate a new coat to someone in need

NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s and Clothes4Souls proudly announce the fifth annual “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign. From Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 29, Macy’s will donate one new coat, up to 35,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments at Macy’s stores and macys.com. Through this program, Macy’s and it’s partners have donated 165,000 new coats, with a retail value of more than $6.6 million, since 2013.

To help customers save while giving back, Macy’s will offer 40 percent to 50 percent off a large selection of outerwear during the campaign.

“This year, Macy’s will celebrate the fifth season of our ‘Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One’ campaign in partnership with Clothes4Souls,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of cause marketing. “With the help of our customers, we’re aiming to deliver another 35,000 new coats to the men, women and children who need them most this upcoming winter season. The impact of this program has been remarkable, and we are proud to invite our customers to join us once again in giving to this important cause.”

Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls, is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit partners including homeless shelters, after school programs, international relief and disaster relief organizations to provide clothes to those who need them most, domestically and globally.

“We are always so excited for this time of year,” said Buddy Teaster, president and CEO of Clothes4Souls. “The opportunity to work with Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country to distribute 35,000 brand-new, high quality coats to men women and children, creates real value for those in need. Thank you, Macy’s, for five years of partnership and helping 165,000 people here in the U.S.”

Coats donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100 and distribution will take place in cities across America, beginning in November. To view this year’s outerwear assortment and participate in “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One,” visit macys.com.

Macy’s “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign is made possible through support from Ben Sherman, Bernardo, Calvin Klein, Carters, CB Sports, Celebrity Pink, Coffeeshop, Guess, Hawke and Co, HK by Hawke, Jessica Simpson, Laundry, London Fog, OshKosh, Rampage, Sebby, Tommy Hilfiger, Via Spiga, Vince Camuto, Weather Tamer, and 32 Degrees.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Clothes4Souls:
Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls, is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothing from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Clothes4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance.

Please visit www.clothes4souls.org for more information.

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s Media Relations
Julie Strider, 646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com

Macy’s, Inc. to host national holiday hiring event from Sept. 28-Sept. 29; will hire 80,000 seasonal associates

CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal associates for positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2017 Christmas and holiday season.

The company also announced its national holiday hiring event, expanding to two days this year: Thursday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., in local time zones. Job candidates can visit all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Backstage stores, as well as the company’s call centers and distribution and fulfillment centers. Each location’s hiring event offers a warm welcome to candidates and a comfortable hiring experience.

To discover open positions and opportunities for on-site interviews, candidates should apply in advance at macysJOBS.com or bloomingdalesJOBS.com. Positions in all facilities and stores nationwide are searchable on the easy-to-navigate hiring sites. Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via e-mail.

“Macy’s greatest strength is our talent, and our associates, who directly engage with our customers, play a major role in our success. During the holiday season, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s shoppers appreciate our higher staffing levels wherever they connect with us – in stores, online and mobile, or by phone, and our associates love the income-earning opportunity,” said Jeff Gennette, Macy’s, Inc. chief executive officer. “We first offer current associates the opportunity to work extra hours over the holidays, and then add to our workforce with seasonal hires. We also employ students, retirees and individuals from many walks of life who wish to supplement their income and benefit from receiving a merchandise discount. We are proud to offer them this opportunity to work in a fun, fast-paced and collegial environment.”

Macy’s, Inc.’s 2017 seasonal hiring plan includes the following:

  • About 18,000 of the 80,000 total seasonal positions will be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities that support sales generated by the company’s omnichannel business strategy. This is an increase of 3,000 positions compared to 2016. These positions are located in megacenters in Goodyear, AZ; Cheshire, CT; Tulsa, OK; Portland, TN; and Martinsburg, WV, as well as in product-specific fulfillment centers in Sacramento, CA; Stone Mountain, GA; Secaucus, NJ; and Joppa, MD.
  • Approximately 1,000 associates will be hired to interact with customers via telephone, email and online chat at customer service centers in Mason, OH; Clearwater, FL; and Tempe, AZ.
  • More than 1,000 people will be hired across the country to support the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands and other iconic holiday events.

Seasonal associates at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s serve customers on the selling floor, work in store operations positions, interact with customers via call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to stores and directly to customers who buy online or via mobile. Macy’s, Inc. is one of the largest online retailers in America. Most seasonal positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit the availability of the individuals hired.

“The overall number of seasonal associates is in line with our streamlined store base. By increasing the number of associates in our direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, we’re ensuring our customers get the service and seamless omnichannel experience they want during this important time of year,” concluded Gennette.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 150 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)

Media:
Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
646-429-6032

Investors:
Monica Koehler
513-579-7780

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s expands same-day delivery to 15 additional U.S. markets

Macy’s continues to enhance omnichannel experience for customers by expanding same-day delivery to 15 additional markets, serviced by Deliv

CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the expansion of its same-day delivery of products purchased online at macys.com, bloomingdales.com and both brands’ mobile apps. Starting this fall, Macy’s will offer same-day delivery to customers in 15 additional U.S. markets – Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati; Columbus, OH; Denver; Grand Rapids, MI; Kansas City, MO; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Orlando, FL; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Sacramento, CA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and Tampa, FL. Bloomingdale’s will expand into two additional markets – Orlando, FL; and San Diego, CA.

“At Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s every experience matters and we are thrilled to offer same-day delivery service to our customers,” said Scott Prieto, executive vice president of Macy’s Logistics and Operations. “We are dedicated to ensuring that whenever, wherever and however our customer chooses to shop, their experience is seamless and convenient. We’re excited that we can leverage the stores we have as fulfillment centers to power same-day delivery, closing the gap between customers and products for more of our shoppers just in time for the holidays.”

Customers shopping on macys.com or bloomingdales.com can select the “same-day delivery” option at checkout to schedule the delivery of any item available at their local store. Shoppers will receive a picture of their driver, an estimated arrival time and GPS order tracking, allowing them to visually track their delivery from the moment of pick up.

All orders must be placed by 1 p.m. local time, Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday to ensure same-day delivery. The fee for same-day delivery service is $8 for all online purchases that meet Macy’s ($99) or Bloomingdale’s ($150) free shipping thresholds and $8 plus standard shipping costs for anything less. Same-day delivery is always $8 for customers belonging to Bloomingdale’s Loyallist program. Deliveries to customers will continue to be powered by Deliv, a leader in the same-day delivery space.

Macy’s, Inc. announced its first roll out of same-day delivery in 2014 and has continued to expand the service. To date, markets for Macy’s include: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; New Jersey; NYC Metro (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Yonkers); Orange County, CA; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Bloomingdale’s same-day delivery markets to date include: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New Jersey; NYC Metro (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens); Orange County, CA; Philadelphia; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

About Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 150 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

About Deliv
Deliv is a leading crowdsourced, last mile logistics company that powers scheduled, same day delivery and returns for 4000+ businesses including 25 of the nation’s top national omnichannel retailers as well as leading e-commerce companies, local businesses and traditional parcel carriers. Focused exclusively on moving goods, Deliv operates as a service for delivering items rather than a marketplace that sells them. The company currently operates in 33 markets and more than 1400 cities. Deliv is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and is backed by global logistics leader United Parcel Service, leading financial investors and the nation’s top REIT investors. For more information, visit www.deliv.co.

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s Media Relations
Andrea Schwartz, 312-781-4333
andrea.schwartz@macys.com

Macy’s appoints Hal Lawton as president

Company also announces actions to balance the ‘art and science’ of retail through changes to merchandising structure and strengthened consumer insights and data analytics

CINCINNATI, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Aug. 21, 2017) announced several changes intended to improve the company’s performance, including the hiring of Hal Lawton as president, the creation of a single simplified merchandising organization and an enhanced focus on the company’s data analytics capabilities.

Hal Lawton Named President of Macy’s

Hal Lawton has been named president of Macy’s, effective Sept. 8, 2017. As president, Mr. Lawton will be responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. He will report to Jeff Gennette, Macy’s, Inc. chief executive officer. Mr. Lawton has strong technology and digital expertise and was most recently senior vice president, eBay North America. He spent his earlier career at Home Depot and McKinsey & Company.

“Hal Lawton has deep expertise at the intersection of retail and technology, a diverse set of business experiences that give him a unique perspective, and a track record of successfully driving a change agenda at scale. I’m thrilled that he has chosen to join Macy’s,” said Mr. Gennette. “This is a key step as we look to further transform the business and work through the volatility of today’s retail landscape. Macy’s already has one of the strongest omnichannel businesses in the industry, and with Hal on the team, we will accelerate the integration of digital both online and in our stores to deliver the world-class experience our customers demand.”

“At a time when there is both dramatic change and great potential in retail, I’m excited to be part of the team that will shape the future of the Macy’s brand and, along with it, consumer expectations of what a great omnichannel experience can be,” said Lawton. “I look forward to working with Jeff, the management team and Macy’s associates across the country. It’s great to play a part in the transformation of this iconic company.”

As SVP of eBay North America, Mr. Lawton was responsible for all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit and oversaw a period of sustained, sequential performance improvement. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he was most recently SVP for merchandising. While at Home Depot, Mr. Lawton was responsible for jump-starting homedepot.com and building it into a nearly $2 billion business.

Improvements to Merchandising, Strengthened Consumer Insights and Data Analytics Capabilities

The company also announced the restructuring of its merchandising operations and the strengthening of its consumer insights and data analytics capabilities.

The restructuring includes the consolidation of three functions – merchandising, planning and private brands – into a single Merchandising function to be led by Jeff Kantor and organized around five ‘families-of-business’ (Ready-to-Wear, Center Core, Beauty, Men’s and Kid’s, and Home). Feeding into this new merchandising structure are strengthened customer insights and data analytics, which the company is expanding to include inventory replenishment and pricing capabilities.

“Macy’s best merchants will be in the right structure to operate at the speed of our customer and will be fueled by the power of data,” said Gennette. “Macy’s has long been known for innovation and excellence in merchandising. The changes we are making today maintain our core merchandising skills while massively simplifying our structure and processes for greater speed and flexibility. We are also further strengthening our consumer insights and data analytics capabilities so we can make better decisions faster, balancing the art and science of retail.”

“Exclusivity is a great customer loyalty tool, and we plan to grow that offering to 40 percent of our business. Having a single lens for each family-of-business will allow us to expedite our strategy of delivering this edited, elevated and exclusive assortment to our best customers. To achieve this, we will aggressively grow our private brands while also offering the best national brands,” continued Gennette. “I’ve asked Jeff Kantor to lead Merchandising because of his deep knowledge of our business, strong relationships with our brand partners and outstanding leaderships skills.”

Mr. Kantor is a 35-year Macy’s veteran, with extensive experience in merchandising and stores. He also successfully oversaw macys.com. Currently, Mr. Kantor serves as chief stores and human resources officer. Mr. Kantor will report to Mr. Lawton.

Financial Impact

While the primary objective of this restructuring is growth, the company anticipates it will save approximately $30 million on an annual basis, some of which may be used for reinvestment in the business. The company anticipates savings of approximately $5 million or approximately 1 cent per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, which is additive to previously provided earnings guidance.

The company anticipates one-time costs of approximately $20 – $25 million associated with this restructuring, to be booked primarily in the third quarter of 2017.

The company expects that these actions will result in a headcount reduction of approximately 100.

About Hal Lawton

Hal Lawton was named SVP, eBay North America, in April 2015. In that role, Lawton oversaw all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, including marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising, as well as global responsibility for shipping, payments, risk, and trust. Prior to joining eBay, Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he most recently was SVP for merchandising. Lawton was responsible for starting Home Depot’s Internet business and building it to nearly $2 billion. Prior to that Lawton was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer packaged goods and manufacturing industries.

Lawton serves on the board of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. He also serves on the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and is a member of the Board of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

About Jeff Kantor

Jeff Kantor has nearly four decades of experience with Macy’s, Inc. and its predecessor companies. He was named chief stores officer of Macy’s, Inc. in February 2015, responsible for overseeing all aspects of store strategy, management and operations. He assumed additional responsibility for Human Resources in February 2017. Previously, Kantor was named chairman of macys.com and served as macys.com’s president for merchandising. Prior to that, Kantor had been Macy’s president, merchandising for home. Kantor was previously president and chief executive officer of the Hecht’s/Strawbridge’s division of the May Department Stores Company, which was acquired by Macy’s, Inc. in 2005. Kantor started his career as an assistant buyer at the Boston-based Filene’s/Kaufmann’s division of May Company in 1981.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 150 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

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 real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, store closings, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Media:
Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
646-429-6032

Investors:
Monica Koehler
513-579-7780

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s launches limited-time collection KOBI by contemporary designer Kobi Halperin

Macy’s launches limited-time collection KOBI by contemporary designer Kobi Halperin

 

The limited-time collection includes blouses, sweaters, dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, pants and more, and will be available at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com August 15

NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s today (Aug. 8, 2017) announced the release of KOBI, a limited-time collection created for Macy’s by contemporary designer Kobi Halperin, whose eponymous line has caught the fashion world by storm with its crafted artisan details and modern femininity. Imbued with soft silhouettes and intricate embellishments, the collection created for Macy’s officially available in stores and online Aug. 15 inspires women to celebrate getting dressed every day.

“The best part about being a designer is seeing the customer try on a piece and watching her body language completely change,” said Halperin. “I love how my collection has the ability to bring out both confidence and femininity, and I am excited to be able to share that with the Macy’s customer with this capsule collection I designed exclusively for them.”

The KOBI collection emanates a European sensibility that fosters a soignée approach to dressing. Elaborate lace adorns chic off-the-shoulder tops and elegantly cut blouses. Sweeping cape sweaters, a statement shawl-collar coat, bell-sleeve jackets, and expertly tailored blazers are rendered in luxurious textiles to magnificent effect. Skillfully draped dresses and a perfectly fitted jumpsuit skim the body and accentuate the waist without being overly body conscious for an easy sophistication that is head-turning in its subtlety. Beautifully tailored pants round out the KOBI collection, and they receive the breathtaking treatments that are the sui generis hallmarks of the line. The collection boasts a rich color palette comprised of Bordeaux, navy and black with pops of periwinkle, white and a cerebral print that adds depth.

“The KOBI collection embodies the bespoke-level attention to detail Kobi Halperin has become known for,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s fashion. “Every piece in the collection is incredibly special and serves to elevate the wearer and her wardrobe. The heart of this collection lies in making aspirational style accessible, and Kobi Halperin has delivered that to our customer in spades.”

Available on Macy’s mobile app and macys.com, the KOBI collection ranges from $79 to $299, and will officially launch in 149 Macy’s stores August 15.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Kobi Halperin

Kobi Halperin, a veteran in the industry, launched his namesake collection in 2015, after serving as Creative Director for 20 years at numerous fashion houses. The label embodies a European sensibility and is recognized by its crafted artisan details and modern femininity. In its first season, the collection was picked up by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Shopbop and a select distribution of specialty stores. The collection today is accredited to being an aspirational yet accessible label that bridges the gap between timelessness and trend. In addition to continuing to build a dynamic brand with a global reach through smart design and a distinct point of view, Kobi also dedicates his time to mentoring and developing the future of fashion and is an active member of the CFDA.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s announces 12th annual Shop For A Cause charity event benefitting the March of Dimes, Aug. 10-13

  • From Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13, give $5 to the March of Dimes at any Macy’s store or macys.com and save 20 to 25 percent on a great selection of merchandise
  • “First Hug” video brings the mission of March of Dimes to life, and customers are invited to write letters of support to families with babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s invites customers to participate in its 12th annual Shop For A Cause charity event benefitting the March of Dimes, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Macy’s Shop For A Cause is a four-day shopping event created to support the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for thousands of charities across the country. New this year, Macy’s partnered with the March of Dimes to produce a short film titled, “First Hug,” which can be viewed online at macys.com/SFAC.

For the seventh year, Macy’s has designated the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national in-store and online beneficiary of Shop For A Cause. Customers will be invited to give $5 to the March of Dimes at any Macy’s register or online at macys.com and receive a savings pass valid for 20 to 25 percent off select regular-priced and sale items all weekend long. Exclusions apply and offer differs online, visit macys.com/SFAC for details. Customers who give $5 in-store may also enter for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card, and customers can visit participating stores for details and the official rules.

As part of Macy’s support for the March of Dimes mission to give every baby the healthiest start in life, Macy’s is inviting shoppers to write a letter of hope and support to a family of a baby in a hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at macys.com/SFAC. Shoppers can also write a letter by visiting select Macy’s stores from Aug. 10 through Aug. 13. Following the Shop for A Cause campaign, Macy’s and the March of Dimes will deliver these messages to families in communities nationwide.

“Macy’s has supported the work of national and local charities through our Shop For A Cause program for more than a decade,” said Lauren Anania, Macy’s director of cause marketing. “Together with our associates and customers, we are deeply proud to again raise much-needed funds for the March of Dimes in support of families across the country, while offering shoppers four days to enjoy great savings.”

Macy’s has also partnered with the March of Dimes to produce a short film titled, “First Hug,” which shares the morning routine of a mother whose baby is in the NICU, reminding viewers that not all first hugs are the same. With 380,000 babies born prematurely in the United States each year, this video illustrates just one aspect of what those families experience. The video will premiere online at macys.com/SFAC, where customers can also pen their letter to families.

“Macy’s associates and customers are going the extra mile to show their compassion for families with babies born too sick or too soon by writing letters to encourage and inspire, and sharing our ‘First Hug’ short film to raise awareness of the March of Dimes mission,” says Stacey D. Stewart, president of the March of Dimes. “For the past 20 years, Macy’s associates and customers have raised $25 million to support March of Dimes research and programs that help give every baby the chance to survive and thrive.”

In addition to the March of Dimes, more than 1500 local charities have signed up to participate this year in Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge hosted by CrowdRise, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. By giving $5 to their favorite participating local charity, customers will help their favorite cause compete for cash prizes, and as a thank you, they’ll receive the Shop For A Cause savings pass to enjoy special discounts on a great selection of merchandise. For a list of participating organizations, visit crowdrise.com/shopforacause.

For more information about Macy’s Shop For A Cause or to view “First Hug,” visit macys.com/SFAC.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. to report its 2Q 2017 sales and earnings on Thursday, August 10, 2017

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) is scheduled to report its second quarter 2017 sales and earnings before the opening of financial markets on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

The company will webcast a call with financial analysts and investors that day at 10 a.m. ET. Macy’s, Inc.’s webcast is accessible to the media and general public via the company’s website at www.macysinc.com. Analysts and investors may call in on 1-888-394-8218, passcode 2124355. A replay of the conference call can be accessed on the website or by calling 1-888-203-1112 (same passcode) about two hours after the conclusion of the call.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)

Macy’s Media:
Claudia Gray
212-333-3810

Macy’s Investors:
Monica Koehler
513-579-7780

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Macy’s hosts fundraising event for the veteran organization Got Your 6

From Wednesday, June 28 to Tuesday, July 4, Macy’s will host fundraising event in stores and on macys.com

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s invites customers to celebrate July 4th and five years of giving back to America’s veterans with a fundraising event that benefits the veteran organization Got Your 6. From Wednesday, June 28 to Tuesday, July 4, customers can give $3 at the register at any store or on macys.com, and as a thank you receive a 25 percent off savings pass for select regular-priced and sale items or 15 percent off select regular-priced and sale jewelry, home and sale/clearance watches*. In addition, 100 percent of the $3 will be donated to Got Your 6 and its veteran-focused nonprofit partners.

Since Macy’s first partnered with Got Your 6 in 2013, the retailer has raised more than $8.3 million for the organization in support of the men and women who have served our country.

“Through the support of Macy’s customers and associates since 2013, we have helped raise funding for Got Your 6 that has made a tremendous impact in the veteran community,” said Lauren Anania, director of cause marketing at Macy’s. “From helping provide resources to homeless veterans to supporting them as they enter back into the workforce, we are deeply proud to continue this partnership and help even more military veterans and their families.”

Below are a few examples of the work Macy’s funding has helped accomplish through Got Your 6’s nonprofit partners:

  • Housed 41,169 chronically homeless veterans (Community Solutions)
  • Provided 23,374 hours of mental health support services (Give An Hour)
  • Trained 123,000 graduate students in mental health disciplines (Give An Hour)
  • Secured 585,000 commitments to hire veterans and military spouses (Hiring Our Heroes)
  • Helped 1,400 children – and an equal number of mentors – through programs that focus on grief and healing (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS)

In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” As a coalition, Got Your 6 knows that most veterans leave the military seeking new challenges, and the campaign ensures that there are opportunities for them to continue their service and strengthen their communities.

“Over the past five years, Macy’s customers and associates have had the backs of America’s veterans,” said Iraq War veteran and Got Your 6 Executive Director Bill Rausch. “Thanks to Macy’s support, Got Your 6 and our nonprofit partners are being provided the resources to fulfill our mission of empowering veterans and delivering real change in communities across America. We’re excited to support this charity event while highlighting the tremendous contributions of our nation’s veterans.”

For more information about the Got Your 6 campaign and #IAm stories that highlight the unique veteran talents and contributions of Macy’s employees, visit macys.com/gotyour6.

*Additional exclusions and restrictions apply for the pass.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Squarein San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to empower veterans. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. For more information, visit gotyour6.org.

Source: Macy’s

Macy’s Media Relations
Julie Strider, 646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com
or
Tracy Davis, 646-429-7470
tracy.davis@macys.com

Macy’s Green Living employee committee “Connect with Nature” initiatives to serve the community and raise environmental awareness

Macy’s Green Living employee committee “Connect with Nature” initiatives to serve the community and raise environmental awareness

 

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a part of Macy’s (NYSE:M) commitment to sustainability, the company’s Green Living employee committee developed several “Connect with Nature” initiatives during Earth Week 2017 to serve the community and raise environmental awareness.

Macy’s associates joined together for volunteer projects around the country – from a beach in Hawaii to a farm in Ohio to a school in New York City – and participated in educational events that connected like-minded colleagues to benefit the environment. Plus, Macy’s Green Living committee hosted its first design challenge – a contest to create an exclusive reusable tote.

The “Connect with Nature” design-a-tote contest was the national employee element of Macy’s 2017 Earth Week celebration. More than 100 associates submitted original artwork around the “Connect with Nature” theme. The winning design, by New York City associate Jenna D., was a top vote-getter on macysgreenliving.com, the company’s sustainability website. Jenna’s creation features a butterfly and flower motif. Beginning this week, natural canvas totes imprinted with her colorful artwork are available for $3.99 at select Macy’s stores while supplies last.

Stores offering the bags include Chicago: Macy’s State Street, Macy’s Water Tower; Cincinnati: Macy’s Kenwood Towne Centre; Houston: Macy’s Galleria; New Jersey: Macy’s Short Hills; New York City: Macy’s Herald Square; Los Angeles area: Macy’s Century City, Macy’s South Coast Plaza; Miami: Macy’s Aventura, Macy’s Dadeland; San Francisco area: Macy’s Broadway Plaza, Macy’s Union Square.

In keeping with the company’s give back value, Macy’s will donate $1 from the sale of each tote to the National Park Foundation – the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, whose mission is to enrich America’s national parks and programs, safeguarding our nation’s heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts as they connect with nature.

Macy’s has a multidimensional commitment to sustainability – Go Green Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are just one element. Macy’s ERGs are active throughout the country, engaging groups of associates around causes of mutual interest. With the company’s focus on environmental issues, Go Green ERGs are among the company’s most active. Here are a few ways they celebrated Earth Week:

Macy’s Ala Moana and Kaahumanu stores, HI: Go Green in Hawaii held beach cleanup projects with about 80 volunteers. Thanks to their energy, the beautiful beaches are much cleaner and safer. “We did our second annual beach cleanup which also included a homeless camp area,” said Debbie Chuckas, vice president/store manager Macy’s Kaahumanu, Kahulu, HI. “Our team grew from last year and did a fantastic job making a big difference as our beaches are important to our local community and our visitors. The trash collected filled a dumpster – and then some! We had fun as well as making an impact.”

Macy’s Central Offices, Cincinnati and Springdale, OH: Forty volunteers prepared fields and cleared barns at Gorman Heritage Farm, a 122-acre working and educational farm committed to promoting sustainable agriculture and locally-grown food. Go Green in Springdale created an event on effective composting, a presentation by a Cincinnati Zoo horticulturalist, and a closing event complete with garden-themed cake to celebrate its new Go Green Garden.

Macy’s Central Offices, New York City: Macy’s volunteers participated in the third annual Earth Day Give Back Project with Harlem Grown. This independent, nonprofit organization has a mission to inspire youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability and nutrition. Macy’s volunteers made a difference by stirring/turning compost, weeding, transplanting, moving supplies, building, cleaning and organizing, and watering.

Macys.com, San Francisco: The new macys.com Go Green Employee Resource Group took root with games such as “Wheel of Trash,” a trash sorting challenge, educational events on recycling and waste management, and a cleanup service project in nearby Union Square. Through many engaging launch events, organizers made the recycling process more tangible and helped employees understand it in a positive way.

Macy’s Credit and Customer Services, Clearwater, FL: The Go Green team held its award-winning competition for sustainable gardening, and bottle and can recycling. Like other Go Green ERGs across the company, the group held a “Trashion” show, featuring creatively repurposed materials otherwise destined for landfills.

Macy’s Logistics and Operations, Secaucus, NJ: Macy’s volunteers were knee-deep in hedges, grass and brush as they used garbage pickers to remove piles of debris from hidden areas around the city. “Macy’s always has a very enthusiastic group of volunteers,” said Lynn Kramer, Secaucus Environmental Department, Cleanup Outreach Services. “Overall it was a fun, team building experience for them!”

Macy’s Merchandising Group (MMG), New York City: The Sustainability Committee and Go Green team at MMG (the company’s product development organization) hosted a panel of industry experts to explore the business case for sustainability and green initiatives that Macy’s and its suppliers are implementing to reduce environmental impact. Other Earth Week activities included joining the Harlem Grown project and leading an office supplies swap.

Macy’s Systems and Technology, Johns Creek (Atlanta area), GA: The Go Green ERG held an event that recycled more than 1.5 tons of recyclable electronics – enough to fill six pallets with PCs, printers, monitors, power cords, cathode ray tubes and hard drives.

Macy’s remains steadfastly committed to sustainability and we congratulate our employees for the passion they bring to this cause. For more than a decade, the company has made significant progress on many fronts and we continue to look for ways to minimize our environmental impact. As a leading national retailer with a large footprint and 140,000 dedicated associates, we have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in improving the environment.

Read more about Macy’s Earth Week activities on macysgreenliving.com.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances.

Macy’s flagship stores – including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California – are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year, plus 180,000 hours of volunteer service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers. Visit macysgreenliving.com for more information about sustainability at Macy’s.

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com

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Macy’s Partners With CrowdRise for New Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge

New partnership with CrowdRise allows organizations to raise funds by rallying their networks, with multiple prizes given to top-performing groups

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s 12th annual Shop For A Cause program, a nationwide charity shopping event that benefits local and national organizations, kicks off this summer with a new Charity Challenge hosted by CrowdRise, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. To participate in this fundraising challenge, charities can sign up now through July 18 and will have the opportunity to win up to $300,000 in cash prizes, along with funds raised through the Challenge itself.

How It Works

  • 501(c)3 charities and accredited schools in the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico can complete their application to participate through Tuesday, July 18.
  • Beginning Tuesday, July 11, participating charities can use their individual fundraising page on CrowdRise to rally and raise money online; prizes will be awarded to the top five charities.*
  • As a “thank you” for donating, each donor will receive an exclusive savings pass to shop at Macy’s during the annual Shop For A Cause event, Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13.

As in previous years, Macy’s has designated the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as the exclusive national beneficiary for Macy’s Shop For A Cause event. From Aug. 10 through Aug. 13, customers who give $5 to the March of Dimes at any Macy’s store or online at macys.com will receive the Shop For A Cause savings pass.

“Since 2006, we’ve helped raise tens of millions of dollars for accredited schools and nonprofits nationwide through Macy’s Shop For A Cause,” said Lauren Anania, director of cause marketing at Macy’s. “By adding this new online challenge through CrowdRise, we aim to make it even easier for charities to get involved and raise funds for their ongoing efforts.”

*Charity Challenge prizes include $100,000 for the charity that raises the most online, $50,000 for second place, $25,000 for third place, $15,000 for fourth place and $10,000 for fifth place. There also will be weekly Bonus Challenges for organizations to win an additional $100,000 in total.

For more information and to sign up for Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge, visit http://fundraising.crowdrise.com/macys-charity-challenge-application.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About CrowdRise

CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.

Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit www.CrowdRise.com. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com

Tracy Davis
646-429-7470
tracy.davis@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® marks its largest display in more than a decade

This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® marks its largest display in more than a decade

 

  • The Nation’s Largest Independence Day Display Celebrates America’s Birthday Live From New York City
  • This year’s dazzling pyrotechnic spectacle will mark Macy’s Fireworks largest display in more than a decade, igniting the skyline with more than 60,000 shells launched from five barges positioned in midtown on the East River

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — A pyrotechnic anthem for the ages will ignite New York City’s famed skyline on Tuesday, July 4, as the 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® launch an unrivaled barrage of color, shape, light and sound to celebrate Independence Day. The nation’s largest pyrotechnic display will come to life over the East River, captivating more than 3 million spectators lining the shorelines, waterways, streets and rooftops of the Big Apple and millions more on television coast-to-coast as together they marvel at the nation’s largest and most exciting party. Beginning at approximately 9:25 p.m., the first shells will launch the celebration along the shores of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn with more than 60,000 effects rumbling toward the grand finale.

“As the nation’s premiere Independence Dayshow, Macy’s Fireworks create an unparalleled and patriotic event that captivates viewers in New York City and around the country,” said Susan Tercero, group vice president, Macy’s Branded Entertainment. “Intricately synchronized to a rousing and uplifting score featuring the West Point Band and Glee Club, the display will be filled with magical, awe-inspiring effects that will enthrall and delight millions of spectators celebrating our nation’s birthday.”

Annually conceived, designed and produced by Macy’s (NYSE:M) since 1976, with the grand bicentennial celebration at the Statue of Liberty, Macy’s Fireworks have grown to become the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration in size, artistry and audience. Perfectly designed to synchronize to the musical score, this year’s display will be launched from five barges positioned between 24th Street and 41st Street in midtown on the East River.

The 41st edition of the festivities will showcase a 25-minute display featuring never-before-seen shells and effects. Pyro Spectaculars by Souza is once again at the helm of the pyrotechnics that will feature multiple new shells including color changing chrysanthemums, purple crackling ghost peonies, orange bees, and pulsing happy faces in 23 electrifying colors including fuchsia, lemon and aqua.

As the basis for the Fireworks choreography, the score will feature performances from the West Point Band, which has lent its instrumental talents to create ANTHEM, the show’s inspiring all-American musical tribute. Featuring new arrangements of Independence Day favorites like “Yankee Doodle,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “America the Beautiful,” the show will ignite patriotism in the hearts of millions.

In addition to the band, the West Point Glee Club will provide vocal backing to a number of tunes providing the soaring melodies for the high-flying explosions. Taking the lead on a new arrangement of the Elvis Presley hit “If I Can Dream,” Grammy® and Tony®-Award winner, Heather Headley, will cause spirits to soar in emotional delight. The show will kick off with lauded operatic vocalist Jamie Barton’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and country star Craig Campbell will perform a country ballad entitled “American Anthem.”

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are made possible in part by signature partners Green Giant®, King’s Hawaiian®, and SOUR PATCH KIDS® Candy and are presented in partnership with the City of New York.

Revelers enjoying the show are encouraged to experience the full breadth of the display by tuning in to radio station 1010 WINS to hear the musical score to which the show is choreographed. Spectators lining the shores of the East River will also enjoy an NYPD helicopter flyover and an FDNY waterboat show prior to the start of the display. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks can be seen from any unobstructed view of the sky above the East River where the barges are located. Public viewing locations and dedicated entry points will be set up along various streets on the F.D.R. Drive, as well as various points in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Check macys.com/fireworks for the most up-to-date information including exact points of entry, viewing locations for persons with disabilities and for marine viewing details.

Independence Day spectators from coast-to-coast can catch all the action in the sky by tuning to NBC’s two-hour live national broadcast of “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT, with a one-hour encore presentation at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and 9 p.m. CT (check local listings). In addition to the pyrotechnic splendor, the 4th of July’s most popular entertainment special will feature the hottest acts in music.

For more information on the 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, please visit www.macys.com/fireworks or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495.

Media Relations:
Orlando Veras
646-429-7450
Orlando.Veras@macys.com

Christine Olver Nealon
646-429-5713
Christine.Olver@macys.com

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Macy’s to host in-store events, parades, sponsorships this June as part of its LGBTQ campaign Pride + Joy

Macy’s honors National Pride Month with participation in 23 Pride parades, special in-store events, Levi’s® x Pride Collection, a returning partnership with The Trevor Project, and more

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — This June, Macy’s (NYSE:M) celebrates national LGBTQ Pride Month with Pride + Joy, featuring in-store events, parades, sponsorships, and special merchandise nationwide. Pride + Joy, the company’s annual LGBTQ campaign, continues to highlight Macy’s long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect.

“Macy’s is committed to supporting the LGBTQ community and promoting an inclusive environment for our employees and customers during National Pride Month, and all year-round,” said William Hawthorne, Macy’s senior vice president of Diversity Strategies and Inclusion. “The Pride + Joy campaign is a true reflection of Macy’s core values where we celebrate diversity and support community partners, such as The Trevor Project, which provides vital services and those that are making strides in the movement for equality.”

As part of its national campaign, Macy’s continues its partnership with The Trevor Project. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film “TREVOR,” The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis-intervention and suicide-prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24. In addition to its financial support to the organization, this year, Macy’s is also sponsoring TrevorLIVE, the foundation’s semi-annual gala in Los Angeles and New York City.

“We’re thrilled by our ongoing partnership with Macy’s, which has been a longtime supporter of The Trevor Project’s mission to end suicide among LGBTQ youth,” said The Trevor Project Interim Executive Director Steve Mendelsohn. “The increased visibility among Macy’s shoppers and others that campaigns like this bring to The Trevor Project’s crisis intervention programs helps us reach and educate audiences and positively impact the lives of thousands of people who may not have heard about our organization otherwise.”

To honor this commitment to equality and celebrate the rich diversity of our society, Macy’s employees and their families and friends are participating in 23 parades across the country. Special in-store Pride festivities will highlight the latest fashions, support local charities and feature personal appearances.

The campaign will also be commemorated via curated advertising and window treatments, which feature celebratory and inspiring quotes from Macy’s employees and partners.

Additionally, customers may shop the Levi’s® x Pride Collection, which took inspiration from the AIDS Memorial Quilt to honor those affected, fight stigma and help organizations that stand up for equality; and tanks and tees from Hybrid, a fashion collection with attention-grabbing graphics designed to fight intolerance with expressions of love. Customers can also purchase Proposition Love jewelry on macys.com. Proposition Love Jewelry supports the fight for LGBT equality by donating 10 percent of profits to organizations that benefit the following: Marriage Equality, Gay Rights, LGBT Youth, Anti-Bullying, and HIV/AIDS activism.

For more information on Macy’s Pride + Joy campaign, visit macys.com/celebrate. The site features information on Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry, which welcomes all couples, as well as Pride in-store event listings, background on Macy’s national Pride partners, and more.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $54 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Contact:
Melody Regalado
305-577-1973
Melody.Regalado@macys.com

Christine Olver Nealon
646-429-5713
Christine.Olver@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s announces the appointment of Yasir Anwar to the role of EVP and chief technology officer

  • Appointment Is Part of Broader Restructuring of Technology Team to Expand Technological Capabilities and Further Drive Mobile and Digital Growth
  • Mike Robinson to Assume Role of Executive Vice President, Product Management and Customer Experience

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Jun. 1, 2017) announced the appointment of Yasir Anwar to the role of executive vice president and chief technology officer effective immediately. In this new role, Anwar will oversee all technology functions for Macy’s, Inc. Anwar will drive the alignment of Macy’s, Inc.’s technology efforts with the company’s strategy. He will be responsible for the teams that build the end-to-end ecommerce experience, enterprise-shared services, infrastructure, field services and functional IT support.

Mike Robinson has been named executive vice president, product management and customer experience. In this role, Robinson will manage all aspects of product management, portfolio and user experiences for digital, store and omnichannel systems. Robinson will oversee a unified product and portfolio vision, allowing customers to shop seamlessly and easily across all Macy’s, Inc. channels.

“Maximizing our technology capabilities and continuing the strong growth of our digital and mobile platforms is a high priority for Macy’s, Inc. and we are restructuring our technology teams to support these efforts,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gennette. “Bringing the Macy’s technology teams together under Yasir’s leadership will result in faster time to market and decision making through a streamlined IT organization that will create nimble platforms for continuous business transformation. Mike’s focus on product and customer experience will ensure that our best customer continues to be able to shop the way she lives both on-line and in-store.”

Anwar and Robinson will report to R.B. Harrison, chief omnichannel and operations officer.

About Yasir Anwar

Yasir Anwar joined macys.com as vice president, engineering in May 2012. He was promoted to group vice president, engineering in April 2014 and senior vice president, digital technology in April 2016. Anwar was appointed chief technology officer in February 2017. As a founder of MacysLabs, Anwar introduced lean development practices and established lean delivery teams to transform the delivery model, with a focus on experimentation and customer testing. Prior to joining Macy’s, Anwar was the head of engineering at Walmartlabs, where he built next generation platforms for Walmart Global eCommerce. Previously, Anwar was the head of engineering for Samsclub.com and led architecture for Walmart.com.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom).

Macy’s Media:
Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
212-333-3810

Macy’s Investors:
Monica Koehler
513-579-7780

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s and Y partnership to help send kids to summer camp

Macy’s and Y partnership to help send kids to summer camp

 

Give $3 donation in stores or on macys.com from May 19 to May 21 and receive 25 percent off Fashion Pass

NEW YORK, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its Celebrate Summer campaign, Macy’s is partnering with the Y for the first time to help send kids to summer camp. From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, customers can give $3 at the register at any Macy’s store or online at macys.com and receive a 25 percent off Fashion Pass to get discounts all day. All donations will support the Y’s camp scholarship program, which ensures all kids, especially those in need, can have a camp experience. Camp offers kids a fun and unique opportunity to meet new friends, explore the outdoors, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. Best of all, funds raised at Macy’s stores will benefit the corresponding local Ys in those communities.

The Y is one of the nation’s top nonprofits, and a leader in providing summer camp experiences for more than 130 years. There are more than 1,850 day camps at local Ys across the country, 315 overnight camps for youth and teens, and programs that meet the diverse needs of children and teens.

“The partnership with the Y was a natural fit for us when it came to this year’s Celebrate Summer campaign,” said Lauren Anania, director of cause marketing at Macy’s. “The Y is one of the largest providers of camp programs in the country, helping kids and teens to have their best summer ever. We look forward to raising funds through our Fashion Pass program to send even more kids to summer camp, which provides our kids with essential leadership and social skills.”

“Attending summer camp is beneficial to every child’s personal growth, helping kids develop confidence and independence while keeping their minds and bodies active,” said John Duntley, Senior Camping Specialist, YMCA of the USA. “Nearly a million children and teens attend a Y overnight or day camp each year and, thanks to Macy’s, more kids, especially those in need, will have the opportunity to benefit from experiencing camp.”

Savings passes are currently available for pre-sale at Macy’s stores. Some exclusions and restrictions apply for the pass. For more information about Macy’s partnership with the Y, visit macys.com/fashionpass.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider Fukami
646-429-5213
julie.strider@macys.com

Tracy Davis
646-429-7470
tracy.davis@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s kicks off its new Celebrate Summer campaign

Macy’s kicks off its new Celebrate Summer campaign

 

  • Find the latest in fashion and home for the season’s pool parties, beach days and road trips, including a special I.N.C + Popsicle® collaboration
  • New partnership with the Y benefits summer camp programs for kids

NEW YORK, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The best season ever begins at Macy’s (NYSE:M), as the retailer kicks off its new Celebrate Summer campaign this May. Bringing together the best in fashion and home for pool parties, road trips and everything in between, the seasonal celebration also features limited-edition collaborations, CR by Cynthia Rowley and I.N.C + Popsicle®. Also this month, Macy’s Fashion Pass benefits the Y’s summer camp programs, and in-store events encourage customers to experience the best of summer in their local store.

I.N.C + Popsicle®

I.N.C International Concepts has partnered with The Original Brand Popsicle® for a limited-edition capsule, sold exclusively at Macy’s. The bright and bold collection features playful prints inspired by the iconic Popsicle®brand and is comprised of women’s, men’s and young girls’ clothing, as well as women’s accessories. The collection is anchored by an all-over Popsicle® pattern that features artistic interpretations of favorite pop flavors like the Firecracker® and Creamsicle®, and brings summertime fun to life through fashion.

Pool Party and Beach Looks

Summer calls for beach-side and pool-side shindigs, and Macy’s has everything you need to look fabulous. Rainbow-hued two-piece bathing suits and electric macramé one-pieces set the color setting to high for fun-in-the-sun adventures. Chic cover-ups with exuberant prints, tassels, and lace and cut-out details are statement-making staples that perfectly transition from day to night. Novelty tees with cheeky bon mots and cool patches layer perfectly with denim cut-offs and fray-hemmed jeans for when the sun sets. Finish off your festive looks with pompom-bedecked wicker purses and rhinestone-encrusted slides for an easy, breezy, yet funky take on summer style.

The pool float and novelty beach towel are must-haves for summer 2017, complete with fruit motifs and colorful graphics. Martha Stewart Collection and Lacoste feature plush beach towels with playful patterns such as pineapples, flamingos, ice cream cones, stripes and bold geometric designs.

Road Trip Fashion

Concerts, festivals, diners, bazaars—all stops along a great summer road trip. For those seasonal jaunts, Macy’s has all the looks to keep you comfortable, yet trendy throughout. Denim and tees are huge for the road tripper this summer, but with a twist. Updates to the Americana motif combine with patchwork and ripped-and-repaired denim to achieve an aesthetic perfect for the road.

CR by Cynthia Rowley

Macy’s has partnered with designer Cynthia Rowley for a limited-edition line, CR by Cynthia Rowley. The high-spirited collection taps into the cheerful and vivacious essence at the core of the celebrated designer’s eponymous brand. The limited-time collection is a celebration of summer that includes tops, skirts, pants, dresses and jackets rendered in wispy fabrics and fanciful prints to match the season. Perfect for beachside dates, rooftop fetes, and everything in between, the collection embraces Cynthia Rowley’s signature joie de vivre that’s perfect for the season.

You’re Invited: The Best in Summer Entertaining

Whether hosting a summer block party or backyard bash, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for everything summer entertaining this season. Tablescapes will showcase an explosion of the color wheel this summer with bright candy hues. Fiesta offers place settings, open stock dinnerware and serving pieces in a full spectrum of colors – from cobalt and shamrock to scarlet and tangerine. These rainbow brights are sure to be a hit at summer gatherings, and are great for everyday use, too.

Melamine tableware is a must-have this summer and Certified International brings a wide assortment of dinnerware and serveware in vibrant floral and checkered patterns. Complete your table with acrylic drinkware by Martha StewartCollection, including highball glasses and pitchers, which are a great choice for carefree entertaining. For those on burger, hot dog and kebab duty, grills by Char-Broil are a party essential for feeding a crowd, whether large or small.

To host a summer evening soirée in style, Thirstystone at Macy’s offers a range of beautiful serveware, such as onyx marble cheeseboards with copper detailing, acacia wood and marble coasters, and wood serving boards with chevron patterns.

“Macy’s Celebrate Summer campaign features all the must-haves for the season,” said Roberson Keffer, Macy’s vice president / Fashion Director for Home. “Melamine tableware, novelty beach towels and colorful dinnerware will highlight any occasion to entertain from indoor to out.”

Macy’s Supports Summer Camps

As part of Macy’s Fashion Pass, the retailer will embark on a new partnership with the Y, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits that provides programs and services in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide, with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, customers can give $3 at the register at any Macy’s store or online at macys.com and receive a 25 percent off savings pass to get discounts all day (exclusions and restrictions apply). All donations will support the Y’s camp scholarship program, which provides new experiences for kids, builds confidence and helps develop skills. Pre-sale of the savings passes will begin on Sunday, May 14 in store.

Celebrate Summer at Macy’s Stores

On Saturday, May 20, Macy’s will host pool party events in select stores to celebrate all things summer and swim. Complete with positive vibes and playful activities, in-store parties will help customers discover their ultimate summer style and what home essentials they need to make summer parties special. For more information about Celebrate Summer events happening in your local area, visit macys.com/events.

For more information about Macy’s fashion for the Celebrate Summer campaign, visit macys.com/trendreport. For details about Macy’s partnership with the Y, visit macys.com/fashionpass.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

Macy’s Media Relations
Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Tracy Davis
646-429-7470
tracy.davis@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

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Macy’s and Tailored Brands Inc. Partnership Wind Down Operations

CINCINNATI & FREMONT, Calif., 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) and Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD) today (May 3, 2017) announced their joint plan to wind down operations under the tuxedo rental license agreement Macy’s, Inc. had established with Men’s Wearhouse on June 9, 2015.

“Macy’s is always looking for new partnerships that benefit both parties, as well as our customers, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Tailored Brands. While the partnership did not produce the level of sales we expected, we will continue to benefit from the insights we gathered,” said Tim Baxter, chief merchandising officer at Macy’s, Inc. “Both Macy’s and Tailored Brands remain committed to putting our customers first, and we plan to fulfill customer orders and ensure a positive customer experience as we wind down the shops.”

“Innovating new business models is an important catalyst for long-term growth and we saw the partnership with Macy’s as an opportune way to expand our leadership in the tuxedo rental market,” said Tailored Brands’ CEO Doug Ewert. “Unfortunately, the initiative did not generate the revenue that both companies had envisioned. We believe it is in the best interest of our company and our shareholders to wind down the partnership.”

The Tuxedo Shops at Macy’s will continue to take new reservations until June 1, 2017, with operations winding down by July 14, 2017. All customers with outstanding rentals after this period will be contacted and offered the option of transferring their reservation to a nearby Men’s Wearhouse or Jos. A. Bank store to ensure complete customer satisfaction for all events. Customers with questions about reservations may contact the customer service team at 844-MCYSTUX or 844-629-7889, or via email at ClientServices@tuxedo.macys.com.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)

About Tailored Brands, Inc.

Tailored Brands, Inc. is a leading authority on helping men dress for work, special occasions and everyday life. We serve our customers through an expansive omni-channel network that includes over 1,600 locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as our branded e-commerce websites. Our brands include Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G. We also operate an international corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom and Twin Hill in the United States.

For additional information on Tailored Brands, please visit the company’s websites at www.tailoredbrands.com,www.menswearhouse.com, www.josbank.com, www.josephabboud.com, www.mooresclothing.com,www.kgstores.com, www.mwcleaners.com, www.dimensions.co.uk, www.alexandra.co.uk. and www.twinhill.com.

Media Contact:
Brunswick Group
Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
212-333-3810

Investors Contact:
Matt Stautberg
513-579-7780

For Tailored Brands, Inc.:
Julie MacMedan
281-776-7575
ir@tailoredbrands.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc. and Tailored Brands, Inc.

Macy’s becomes the exclusive U.S. department store for DKNY women’s apparel and accessories

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), one of the nation’s premier retailers, and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands, today announced an agreement under which Macy’s will serve, beginning February 2018, as the exclusive U.S. department store for sales of DKNY women’s apparel and accessories.

Under the agreement, Macy’s exclusivity covers DKNY women’s apparel, handbags and shoes, in addition to women’s and men’s outerwear and swim, which will be available at Macy’s locations nationwide and on macys.com. Macy’s and G-III will work closely on brand extensions and exclusive products that build upon the founding principles of the iconic New York–based brand. The agreement also plans for increased and enhanced DKNY shop-in-shops in Macy’s stores.

“We want to create partnerships that offer our customers products and experiences that they can find only at Macy’s, and DKNY is a fashion-first brand we know our customers love,” said Jeff Gennette, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “By offering exclusive access in key categories, we are confident that DKNY will quickly become one of our top brands. Their remarkable global recognition combined with our expansive footprint make Macy’s and DKNY a perfect partnership.”

“We believe that Macy’s is the ideal partner as we implement our strategy for DKNY to be the premier brand in the world for women’s apparel and accessories,” said Morris Goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer of G-III. “We have worked well with Macy’s in the past with respect to our portfolio of brands and we are confident that this partnership with Macy’s will help DKNY flourish and capture market share.”

G-III will continue to operate the freestanding global DKNY stores and DKNY.com. G-III also will maintain DKNY’s agreements with international license partners and distributors outside of the United States. Products outside the exclusive categories and products distributed by DKNY’s various licensees under other categories in the DKNY family will continue to be sold to a broad range of department stores, including Macy’s.

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands. G-III’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, Vilebrequin, Eliza J., Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Bass, and Jessica Howard. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump, Kensie, Jessica Simpson, Levi’s and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Hands High, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. G-III also operates retail stores under the DKNY, Wilsons Leather, Bass, Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

Statements concerning G-III’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors which include, but are not limited to, reliance on licensed product, reliance on foreign manufacturers, risks of doing business abroad, the current economic and credit environment, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, customer concentration, seasonality, risks of operating a retail business, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, possible disruption from acquisitions, risks relating to G-III’s acquisition ofDonna Karan International Inc. and general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in G-III’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. G-III assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

About DKNY

DKNY is one of the world’s leading fashion brands. From the house founded by Donna Karan in 1984, DKNY emerged in 1989. The company designs, markets and distributes collections of apparel, accessories, footwear and select licensed product with distribution in free standing stores and select department and specialty stores globally. The label continues to merge modern tailoring with sophisticated ease, celebrating the aspirational and practical spirit of New York. Acquired by G-III Apparel Group in December 2016, the company continues to be recognized as one of the most heralded names in American fashion.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

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 real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, store closings, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)

Contact:
Julie Strider Fukami
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

DKNY
Jacalyn Bouza
212-768-5903
jbouza@dkny.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

AVEC LES FILLES contemporary lifestyle brand by Joyce Azria now available at Macy’s

AVEC LES FILLES contemporary lifestyle brand by Joyce Azria now available at Macy’s

 

 

The contemporary lifestyle brand, featuring beautifully tailored, French-inspired separates and dresses, is available at more than 150 Macy’s stores and on macys.com

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — AVEC LES FILLES, now available at Macy’s, is a contemporary lifestyle brand created by fashion industry favorite Joyce Azria for the self-assured and stylish woman. French for “with the girls,” AVEC LES FILLES connects an achievable price point with aspirational design for a line that hits the millennial woman’s sartorial sweet spot. The new brand is Azria’s journey into the “dress code” of the inspired millennial, and aims to redefine how women express themselves and explore the world through the lens of fashion.

“I’ve always been acutely aware of who the millennial customer is and how her shopping habits have evolved over time,” said Azria. “AVEC LES FILLES is uniquely positioned to bring a relevant and fashionable collection of lifestyle products in the spirit of today’s shopper, and I am grateful to be bringing my vision to life with the power of Macy’s.”

The stunningly constructed collection embodies a playfully sophisticated French aesthetic—think ‘70s Parisian chic with California ease for a range that is equal parts confident, sexy and feminine. Soft tailoring, smart separates, and a sophisticated color palette combine for an effortlessly hip, gamine look.

“Joyce Azria had incredible vision as she steered BCBGeneration in a direction of success defined by enviable designs,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “With AVEC LES FILLES, Joyce is bringing a collection tailor-made for the modern woman—it’s a range of classic, versatile pieces imbued with innovative treatments. Its ease of wear is as impressive as the breathtaking design, and we’re thrilled to bring her fresh, cutting-edge vision to the Macy’s customer.”

Menswear-inspired shirting is accented with femme ruffle details while overalls receive a chic update rendered in luxurious fabrics. Lattice-work bodices, bomber jackets in opulent textiles, and embellished cold-shoulder tops add a formal touch to sportswear, while jersey dresses with knot details, silk hoodies, and cropped sweatshirts with satin ties offer an elevated take on the popular athleisure trend. Rounding out the collection are outerwear-inspired sleeveless maxi dresses, versatile shift dresses, and plissé tops that highlight the Rive Droite-cum-Malibusensibility that defines the AVEC LES FILLES aesthetic.

The collection retails from $38 to $595, and is available at more than 150 Macy’s stores and on macys.com.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Macy’s Media Relations:
Julie Strider-Fukami
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s annual floral extravaganza returns in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco locations

Macy’s annual floral extravaganza returns in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco locations

 

  • Macy’s Downtown Flagships Showcase a Floral Spectacular In New York City, Chicago and San Francisco
  • Sunday, March 26 – Sunday, April 9, 2017

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Step right up to get a front row view of lush gardens celebrating the color and whimsy of Carnival as the Macy’s Flower Show® welcomes the renewal of spring. Macy’s (NYSE:M) annual floral extravaganza sprouts once again at three flagship locations nationwide including Herald Square in New York City, State Street in Chicago, and Union Square in San Francisco. From Sunday, March 26 through Sunday, April 9, 2017, Carnival, the theme of this year’s exhibition will transport more than a million spectators into a world of imagination, filled with brilliantly-hued flora expertly landscaped into breathtaking gardens that bring the magic of a traveling roadshow to life.

“As we celebrate the renewal of the spring season, this year’s Macy’s Flower Show will take spectators on a trip through a classic fair, where the deep colors, patterns and displays recreate everyone’s favorite carnival elements. From the big top to the fun house with thrilling stops on a rollercoaster and Ferris wheel, ‘Carnival’ will surprise and delight more than a million spectators who step into these floral wonderlands at our three flagship stores,” said Susan Tercero, group vice president, special productions/Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group.

At the center of the spring celebration, a colorful two-tiered carousel complete with animated column horses will bloom with thousands of rhododendrons, bromeliads and other exotic flora, welcoming guests into the funhouse atmosphere. As spectators walk through the midway, they will see a kaleidoscope of color as the world of Carnival reveals classic fair favorites, including a roller coaster, bumper cars, a Ferris wheel and games of whimsy, all recreated using more than 5,000 types of florals and plants.

For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. Native to many different landscapes, Macy’s Flower Show features floral material blooming in unison despite their unique climatic DNA. Taking root in unexpected settings such as store countertops, windows and specially-designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns and topiaries, Macy’s Flower Show is staged in unique fashion at each of the three locations nationwide.

In addition to the floral wonder, spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of special in-store events, including floral, food and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.

Macy’s springtime tradition is made possible nationally thanks to partners Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and the Sino-American Friendship Association.

Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours.

For additional information about these events contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495, or visit www.macys.com/flowershow.

Contact:
Orlando Veras
646-429-7450
Orlando.Veras@macys.com

Christine Olver Nealon
646-429-5713
Christine.Olver@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Macy’s completes sale of its Minneapolis property at 700 Nicollet Mall to 601W Companies

Store anticipated to close in spring 2017 and slated for redevelopment by 601W Companies

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Mar. 1, 2017) announced the completion of the sale of its downtown Minneapolis property located at 700 Nicollet Mall. The property was acquired by 601W Companies, which is planning a major mixed-use redevelopment for the historic building.

“As a part of our overall real estate strategy, Macy’s has been investigating the best possible use for this property, especially given the large amount of unproductive and unused space on the upper floors. We have talked with a wide variety of partners in pursuit of a plan that would create the most value for the company and the community, and are pleased that the new owner intends to invest substantial capital to repurpose the building,” said Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief stores officer. “601W Companies has an exciting vision to redevelop the building into creative office space on the upper floors and to pursue retail opportunities on the street and skyway levels. We believe this will be an outstanding addition to the downtown Minneapolis community in the heart of the city.

“Macy’s – and originally Dayton’s – has served the downtown Minneapolis community at this location since 1902, and we deeply appreciate the relationships we have built with generations of Minnesotans, including our customers, associates, community leaders and elected officials,” he said. “While we will not operate a downtown store going forward, Macy’s remains committed to our customers and associates at eight other stores in the Twin Cities, including six department stores and two furniture galleries, as well as on macys.com.”

The company noted that it has been honored to continue the traditions of the Downtown store that the community has cherished for decades and is committed to ensuring that much of the Dayton’s heritage is preserved. For instance, the Dayton- Hudson archive display will be moved and displayed in the Southdale store. The Oval Roommerchandise will be available at the Southdale store, which includes designer labels such as St. John, Max Maraand Armani Collezioni. Macy’s also has donated archival items to the Minnesota Historical Society, including past iconic events’ displays, props, floor plans, candy kitchen machinery and molds.

On Jan. 4, 2017, the company announced it had signed an agreement to sell the downtown store building. Today’s announcement is the finalization of that agreement. A final clearance sale in the store began on Jan. 9, 2017 and is expected to run until late March. The company anticipates that the store will close in spring 2017.

The original location opened as a Dayton’s store in 1902 and was expanded several times until 1945. The store was renamed as Marshall Field’s in 2001. Marshall Field’s was acquired by The May Department Stores Company in 2004 which, in turn, was acquired by Macy’s, Inc. in 2005. The Marshall Field’s nameplate was changed to Macy’s in September 2006.

Going forward, Macy’s workforce in the Twin Cities area will include approximately 1,500 associates. This includes 90 Macy’s associates working in various district offices on the upper floors of the downtown Minneapolis building who will be relocated to space in other Macy’s stores in the Twin Cities area. The current downtown Minneapolisstore workforce includes 280 employees. Associates displaced by the closing may be offered positions in nearby stores where possible. Eligible full-time and part-time store associates who are impacted by the store closing will be offered severance benefits if positions are not available in other locations.

The purchase price for the property was $59 million in cash. Macy’s, Inc. will record a gain for the property of approximately $47 million in the first quarter of 2017. The gain was originally anticipated and included in 2017 earnings guidance previously provided by the company.

About 601W Companies

The principals of 601W oversee one of America’s leading private real estate acquisition, ownership, development and management portfolios in the country. Over the past 25 years, 601W has acquired a number of substantial and well-known commercial properties throughout the country, aggregating 45 million square feet, with a collective value in excess of $7.5 billion. In relation to these deals, 601W has raised more than $2 billion in equity, mostly from longstanding investors, and has consummated transactions involving 40 major office buildings, including 11 in Manhattan and 6 in Chicago.

Visit www.601wcompanies.com

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion. The company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage, in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as the macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com websites. Bloomingdale’s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under a license agreement.

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 real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, store closings, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Media Contact:
Andrea Schwartz
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Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s

Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s

 

The new line of architecturally feminine blouses, dresses and jackets is available now at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com

NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s today (Feb. 15, 2017) announced the release of an exclusive, new collection by famed designer Yigal Azrouel. YYIGAL, an architecturally-influenced, limited-edition line, embodies the sophisticated and feminine spirit of the Yigal Azrouel brand through signature tops, blouses, faux-leather motorcycle jackets, intricate dresses and a statement jumpsuit. YYIGAL is available at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com today.

“YYigal represents the effortless style, cool confidence and modern sophistication that is at the core of my brand,” said Yigal Azrouel. “From the intricate lace detailing and architectural silhouettes, to the delicate draping that has become signature to my design; each piece was created to stand out and make the wearer feel empowered. This is my first collaboration with Macy’s, and they’ve been an incredible partner in helping bring my point-of-view to their customers.”

The dynamic line taps into the core aesthetic of Yigal Azrouel’s design DNA—as it combines delicate draping with expert construction, resulting in a collection that is fresh and modern, but also exudes the timelessness inherent in high style. Vivid prints are rendered in a refined color palette of black, white and blush, and lace embellishments, inserts and bodices are new and edgy interpretations of the traditionally hyper-romantic and feminine fabric.

“Yigal Azrouel is an iconic New York designer known for his impeccable attention to detail and designs that make women look and feel amazing,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “He is a master at drawing inspiration from his various interests in travel, architecture, and of course, New York City, and creating breathtaking clothing that speaks to the modern woman. We’re bringing this seasoned, fashion-first practical approach to every day dressing to the Macy’s customer in a new way through this collection, and she’s going to love it.”

The pieces are reflective of Azrouel’s New York roots and global vision, and thoroughly embody today’s woman and her life. The clothing is bold and powerful, yet sophisticated and continental, and clean silhouettes make for easy wearing, day-to-night dressing. The effortlessly cool collection projects confidence, style and an ultra-chic urbane flare.

The exclusive, limited-edition collection retails between $69 and $199, and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers 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® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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