Exactly one hundred existing Macy’s stores are scheduled to get a new look in the next two years.
The effort is a continuation of some $200 million in upgrades that the department store giant has already spent on fifty existing stores.
Upgrades for the next one hundred stores will see the building out of space for clothing; entirely new children’s shoes and mattresses departments, and upgraded fitting rooms and restrooms.
Also included will be new LED lighting and new flooring.
With corporate offices in both New York and Cincinnati, Macy’s, with roots reaching back to 1858, is one of the oldest department store chains in the country.
The company, seeing revenues last year of $25.7 billion, currently has more than six hundred stores throughout the U.S., with just under 140 located in the southwest.
According to a statement from the company, store upgrade work is scheduled to take place at the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix and the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale.
Colorado will see an upgrade of its Cherry Creek Macy’s outlet, with an upgrade also scheduled for the Macy’s store in Albuquerque’s Coronado Center.
The Macy’s outlet in El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall is also scheduled for upgrade work.
In a statement, John Harper, Macy’s chief stores officer, said customer response to the chain’s initial 50-store upgrade “has given us the confidence to expand the strategy to 100 more stores this year.”
By Garry Boulard
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