Macy's

Macy's Closures
@Marcyaz (35620)
United States
September 15, 2015 9:42am CST
Macy's this year has closed 14 stores and they will be closing even more stores in early 2016, it could be as many as 40 stores. Just this year alone 13,000 employees have either been offered jobs in other stores or were offered a severence package. In the past five years they have closed 52 stores but have opened 12 new ones. They will also open some stores where they will sell discounted merchandise. They have also made a deal with Best Buy to sell consumer electronics in 10 of their stores. They are shifting more of their resources to online operations instead of in malls. Something else, Macy's has cut ties with Donald Trump now Why would they do that?? lol
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@Raelove (17315)
• Saco, Maine
15 Sep 15
The only Macy's we have here is at the Maine Mall, which I rarely visit. Just way too expensive for this gal. I won't be sad to see it close, but I hope all those folks do find other jobs.
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• United States
15 Sep 15
I don't buy at Macy's simply because it's too expensive. If I had the money I might but since I don't I guess it won't be a inconvenience to me but I pray all the employee's do find job's as it's slim pickens out here. God please help the employee's at Macy's that are closing find job's that will meet their budget in Jesus name I pray, Amen.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
Raelove, They did say in an article that they would be offered jobs at other stores or they could take the severance package. For those who have been there a while they should receive a generous package.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Sep 15
Cutting ties with trump seems to be a thing many are doing...too arrogant for me so i can only presume he is very opinionated and not what they want to be around. Macy's will always be around one way or another..
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
Yep and maybe in the end only on line or a discount store..
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• United States
15 Sep 15
Hi Marcy. It seems a lot of stores are really altering their companies. Sears also is supposed to be doing some stuff like that. Signs of the times. Yeah dump the Trump haha
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
Yeah a lot of the stores are not making money so they have to find some other way to run the business, sign of ther times is right. haha Dump the Trump now I like that.
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@vandana7 (66823)
• India
16 Sep 15
It is weird. And hasty, if you ask me. If they want to go online, it is fine but they need to expand rather than shrink so much, and so rapidly, unless they are already in bad shape. Wonder what is the secret of Walmart.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
18 Sep 15
Are you kidding me the secret of Walmart is cheap, cheap, and cheaper.
@Blondie2222 (22365)
• United States
16 Sep 15
I don't shop at that store as they have nothing that interest me. I used to along time ago but it has gone down hill.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
18 Sep 15
I only have shopped there a few times as most items were out of my price range.
@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
15 Sep 15
That's a place where I'm not really interested in going too. Too expensive for me.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
They are a little on the high side but have good merchandise.
@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 15
I've heard of Macy's, but we don't have them in the UK. I suppose it's easier to run a business online these days.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
And a lot less expensive, no building to rent or own. Just a skeleton staff I would suppose. Of course you would still need some customer service people also.
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@deafdiva (243)
• United States
15 Sep 15
I hope they don't close the Macy's at my mall because I have the Plenti card! I can earn points using it there and then use it there!
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
You can see online in what cities the stores will be closing. Hope they don't close yours there.
@LadyDuck (170508)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 15
I have visited some Macy's stores in the United Stated, they are pretty expensive.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
Maybe so but they have a very good clothing line.
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@Butchcass4 (6028)
• United States
15 Sep 15
I am so sorry to hear about all the jobs that will be lost. I pray the Lord will help all the employee's and their families. It's such a shame.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
Well we tend to hear this type of news since 2008 when the economy went bust. We just need to find new opportunities and go from there.
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep 15
Sounds like they are making some wise business decisions. I think it is probably cheaper to run a business online than in the malls. And, as far as them cutting ties with Donald Trump--Who wouldn't? I hope no one is dumb enough to vote for him.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Sep 15
I would imagine it would be less money to run an online business than in a mall. I am sure that he has his followers just like the others who want to run for President.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Sep 15
I have heard of this famous store but have never visited one.
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@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
15 Sep 15
When I was young I wanted become top class businessman. But tim eto come I could understand the truth really behind each and every business.That is uncertaintyEvery business runs according to this principal.higher the risk higher the profit.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
16 Sep 15
I think they cut ties with Trump because he is a moron. A loudmouth and a trouble maker. Macy's has been failing for many years now. They are way over priced as well. They do need to move into more of a 21st century store. It always seemed outdated to me. The days of those old style department stores are over.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Sep 15
Macy's has been around for so long but seems to have gone the route that a lot of stores have gone. I never really shopped at Macy's because I usually couldn't afford it but I did like to go in and browse.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 15
I never really shopped at Macy's. They replaced a local chain of stores when they moved into this area. I think they are just falling behind the times and it's hard to get hip for old stores. They are too expensive and cater more to traditional tastes than trendy fads.