Approximately 20 stores opened in Q1
Opening new Backstage distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, creating
more than 400 jobs
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2018--
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today provided an update on the expansion of
Macy’s Backstage, the company’s on-mall, off-price concept. The company
opened approximately 20 Backstage locations in the first quarter of
fiscal 2018 as part of its previously announced plan to open 100
locations within existing Macy’s stores in fiscal 2018. Many of these
locations are in markets new to the Backstage concept, including the
Northwest and Southwest. The company’s initial Backstage stores were
clustered in the Northeast.
To support the growth of Backstage, Macy’s, Inc. plans to open a
dedicated Backstage distribution center in Columbus, Ohio.
“Macy’s has a strong business in Ohio, and we are excited to continue
building our presence in the state,” said Jeff Gennette, Macy’s, Inc.
chairman and chief executive officer. “We are fueling the expansion of
our Backstage concept by adding a new distribution center and creating
400 more Macy’s jobs in Columbus, Ohio. This new distribution center
will enable us to move merchandise to our Backstage locations faster and
with more flexibility.”
“Our customers are thrilled about the Macy’s Backstage shopping
experience,” said Michelle Israel, Macy’s senior vice president of off
price. “Macy’s Backstage brings great deals, the thrill of the hunt and
fun into our existing Macy’s locations. The focus on value and newness
guarantees that with each visit, shoppers will find a compelling
assortment of recognizable brands, trends and deals. We’re pleased to be
expanding the Backstage shopping experience across all of our regions,
including to the West Coast.”
The distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, is another step in the
company’s commitment to the state of Ohio, where it is headquartered.
The distribution center is planned to open in Fall 2019, and Macy’s,
Inc. anticipates it will create approximately 400 jobs. This is in
addition to the approximately 6,500 employees in Ohio who work at 24
Macy’s stores, one Bluemercury and the company’s corporate offices in
the greater Cincinnati area.
Macy’s Backstage offers fashion-loving customers another way to shop at
their favorite Macy’s store by providing a store-within-store shopping
experience featuring significant savings on top-quality products. Macy’s
Backstage selection will include fresh product from both new and
renowned brands. The outlet store will also carry apparel and accessory
brands not currently available at full-line Macy’s, and each Backstage
location is tailored to deliver the perfect style for each community it
serves. Shoppers can expect great savings on apparel for men, women and
children, as well as deals on an assortment of housewares, home textiles
& decor, cosmetics, hair & nail care, gifts, jewelry, shoes, designer
handbags, accessories, and activewear.
About Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2017
sales of $24.837 billion and approximately 130,000 employees, the
company operates more than 690 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 44 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.
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