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  • jimmack jimmack Dec 31, 2007 10:12 AM Flag

    Macy's closing more stores!

    Macy's, Inc. on December 28 announced the closing of nine Macy's stores, affecting 899 employees, in Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

    Watch for more closings as it becomes even more obvious that the conversion is not being accepted by the public.

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    • The only reason why macys is closing these stores is because when macys took over, buisness has droped up to 75% because they are trying to run the buisness like they do in the east coast which people earn more income per house hold unlike the west and midwest they are more lower income house holds, thats why.

    • Yes! Federated once owned Foley's. They also bought Macy's, and FDS/Macy's couldn't compete with Foley's in the Houston market in the late 90's when Foley's was owned by the May Company. So, Federated closed several Macy's locations except for one located at the Houston Galleria. In fact, Houston loved Foley's so much they were overjoyed when Foley's finally opened a Galleria location because they DID NOT LIKE MACY'S!!!

    • <<For all the success that Macy's fans rant and rave about, they forget to point out that Macy's was not a success in Houston. In fact, they couldn't compete with Foley's and only had one store at the time of the merger.>>

      YOU STUPID, IGNORANT, RETARDED, DOUBLE DIGIT, UNEDUCATED, KNOW-NOTHING MORON.

      GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEAD!

      FEDERATED IS FOLEY'S

      FEDERATED IS NOT MACY'S

      FEDERATED BOUGHT MACY'S

      ARE YOU REALLY SO STUPID YOU CANT UNDERSTAND SUCH A SIMPLE CONCEPT?

      CAN YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT JUST BECAUSE THE HUDSON DEPARTMENT STORE IS NOW CALLED MARSHALL FIELD'S ... THAT DOEN'T MEAN THERE WAS ALSO AN AUTOMOBILE CALLED FIELD'S?

      FEDERATED BOUGHT MACY'S.

      FEDERATED TOOK THEIR NAME.

      ARE YOU REALLY SO DUMB?????????????????

    • It's funny how how Macy's/FDS fans are adamant in their belief that Macy's is "on the right track."

      This holiday season, I didn't see one benefit to the nationwide marketing strategy. Where were the commercials? I think I saw more Dillard's ads and I don't even live in one of their markets. The few "Magic of Macy's" ads I did see looked cheap with skinny models jumping around to bad music. Walmart's campagin was atleast fresh and simple and got the message across.

      It's rediculous to say that Macy's is on the right track. Vending machines for acne solution are probably not going to save the day, and coupons that bring people to the store but can't be used on any merchandise people attempt to buy just irritates shoppers.

      It's also silly to continue to trash the fans of Field's. Macy's could have easily kept the flagship locations just like Neiman Marcus runs Bergdorf Goodman. It was foolish to downgrade the top performing stores when they could have been placed under the Bloomingdale's division.

      For all the success that Macy's fans rant and rave about, they forget to point out that Macy's was not a success in Houston. In fact, they couldn't compete with Foley's and only had one store at the time of the merger.

      And to the Macy's fans that don't think Maycogal isn't doing enough to "help the company," do any of you know what it's like to work for a knuckle head boss? TL thinks that Tommy Hilfiger is going to solve his problems. Isn't this the same guy that practically went brankrupt from expansion and is primarily sold at Marshalls, TJMaxx, and Ross? I think Tommy brand is even too cheap for Filene's Basement!

    • maycogal..instead of whining, complaining and bashing maybe you should be doing something to help the company. Provided that you are an employee.

    • <<Dirty Harry explain to me why has sales dropped off significantly since the merger?>>

      Sales can mean a lot or they can mean very little. The typical Wal-Mart has more sales than the typical Macy's and so does the typical grocery store. I know May did more volume but churned out lower-sales per customer than Federated prior to the merger.

      I don't know that sales have dropped off significantly. Maybe the whiner's in Chicago won't be happy until they get their Dillard's on State St., the environment is tough in the Northeast, but they seem to be doing okay in the South and Midwest.

      The jury is still out ..... remember Federated has always run a pretty solid operation. Even if it takes a few years to fix things, there's no reason to believe they aren't taking the proper course, but they will. It's hard to turn around a big company. Remember, Sears, Kmart, JCPenney and GM have been trying to fix things for 20 years ....... Marshall Field's tried to fix things since the early 1980's.

    • What is funny is listening to you blame everyone else but who is in charge. A company does not lose 50% of its worth because of a few malcontents at former may doors. It has lost its value becuase there has been no plan.

      Dirty Harry explain to me why has sales dropped off significantly since the merger? Why have customer service scores dropped off. Employee morale. What you fail to see is that much of May wanted to be bought out by FD and be saved by the May mismanagement. It is worse under Lundgren. His call to arms is, just wait the may doors will catch on soon, or it is taking longer than expected. It sounds like he does not have the right people in place to run the show.

      And yes my profit sharing is in ruins. It did better under May. (Yes Dirty I know that May is no longer around) I cant see Macys being around much longer.

      I revise my earlier statment, I am hoping for 25 not 30

    • <<This is all much ado about nothing.>>

      It is ....... but its so much fun to see all these May Co. malcontents and Marshall Field's romanticists get all excited whenever they hear bad news about Macy's. It's fun to bash their stupidity crowing over the closure of 9 stores in dead malls as if they are proving anything.

    • This is all much ado about nothing.

    • Why can't you people understand such a simple concept? Macy's, Inc. is not Macy's. Federated bought the chain and the name in 1994. Macy's didn't buy Federated, Federated bought Macy's. Federated is Lazarus, Burdine's, Shillito's, Rike's ..... and Allied brought Maas Brothers, Bon Marche and Jordan Marsh to the mix. Federated was really an outgrowth of Lazarus (why its headquarters are in Cincinnati) and responsible for the glory days of Foley's and Filene's.

      Federated ACQUIRED Macy's (and Broadway and Liberty House) and took the Macy's name and kept their best practices, notably systems and private label goods.

      Blaming Federated for Macy's mismangement prior to their purchase is no different than if you gave Marshall Field's false credit for inventing the Hudson Automobile and Target.

      Federated has never exited markets except for stores in Indiana, Grand Rapids and Erie ... acquired with Horne's and Blocks. What Macy's did, it did before it was purchased by Federated.

      Simple. Why can't you robots understand?

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