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