[Wcsa - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The imprints in the 165 years that formed Macy's, Inc. one of the world's leading fashion retailers (1858)


(wcsa.world) Macy's, Inc. sells a wide range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories (men's, women's and children's), cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The specific assortments vary by size of store, merchandising assortments and character of customers in the trade areas.

Macy's (originally R. H. Macy & Co.) is an American chain of high-end department stores founded in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy. Macy's as of October 29, 2022, has 510 stores (569 boxes), inclusive of 445 department stores (499 boxes; includes 51 stores or 55 boxes that are neighborhood stores), 46 furniture galleries (51 boxes), 1 furniture clearance center, 9 freestanding Backstage stores, 7 Market by Macy's and 2 stores converted to fulfillment centers (there are a total of 506 full line stores and a total of 551 stores) with the Macy's nameplate in operation throughout the United States.



The company’s milestones:

1858 - Rowland H. Macy opens R.H. Macy & Co. as a dry goods store in New York City.

1902 - Macy's moves to Herald Square in New York City.

1924 - Macy's Herald Square location becomes the largest store in the world. 10,000 people watch Macy's first parade, now known as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

1929 - Federated Department Stores, Inc. (now known as Macy's, Inc.) is formed as a holding company by several family-owned department stores, including Abraham & Straus and F&R Lazarus (along with its Cincinnati-based subsidiary, Shillito's) and Filene's of Boston.

1934 - Inspired by Parisian merchandisers, Fred Lazarus is the first to arrange clothing by size rather than style in American stores.



1939 - Federated and Allied stores make shopping easier during difficult economic times by offering credit, a "pay when you can" policy and developing a reputation for community involvement in times of crisis.

1946 - The first Macy's Flower Show debuts as a fragrance festival at the Union Square store in San Francisco.

1976 - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® makes its spectacular debut.

1996 - Macys.Com Is Launched, Offering Customers The Convenience Of Online Shopping.

1998 - Federated Launches A New Macy's By Mail catalog and re-launches macys.com.



2003 - Federated integrates the Macy's nameplates with its regional department stores - creating Bon-Macy's, Burdines-Macy's, Goldsmith's-Macy's, Lazarus-Macy's and Rich's-Macy's.

2006 - Macy's becomes a national brand as more than 400 stores changes their names to Macy's in one day.

2007 - Federated Departments Stores, Inc. becomes Macy's, Inc.



2008 - Macy's, Inc. launches a corporate-wide sustainability initiative to guide a wide variety of efforts to protect the environment.

2011 - Macy's, Inc. expands its global reach by offering International Shipping to customers on macys.com.

2018 - Macy's began its Growth50 initiative, investing capital in 50 stores to improve the in-store experience.

2021 – Macy's announced they were partnering with Toys "R" Us to open toy shops in Macy's stores.

According to en.wikipedia.org; macysinc.com. Source of photos: internet 

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