The magic of the season is one of the great gifts our company gives to the country. We are thrilled to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Great Tree Lighting, a tradition that so many generations have enjoyed in Chicago’s most beautiful flagship store.
Take a trip down the streets of Manhattan with a choir of Macy’s Associates atop the Singing Christmas Tree.
The American Heart Association has awarded Macy’s, Inc. its Gold Recognition for Workplace Health Achievement. This achievement, which is the highest recognition of its kind, is a reflection of our continued commitment to the health of our Associates and our communities, including through initiatives such as our national Know Your Numbers biometrics program and our weight loss and diabetes prevention programs.
Macy’s has been partnering with Make-A-Wish for 10 years to make holiday wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. This year, Coast to Coast takes you behind-the-scenes as some of our Associates share memories of making wishes come true.
This holiday season, Macy’s Marketing teams have constructed an advertising campaign that shows why our company shines brightest this time of year.
As Macy’s Associates, we can feel great pride about the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since the historic first march in 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an epic celebration and a signature of our company brand. Every year, the parade captivates millions of viewers and makes unforgettable memories during the holiday season.
An important piece of our company’s North Star Strategy is keeping a keen focus on What’s New and What’s Next in our industry and at Macy’s. This element of our strategy means we are constantly thinking about opportunities to further develop our business and provide new and exciting shopping experiences.
We can’t wait for a special surprise in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – the Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree Choir. We’re sharing the scoop and a video on the selection process and what we can look forward to on the big day as we get ready to celebrate Macy’s, our Associates and our customers in a really big way.
Telenova star and TV host Gaby Espino, shared tips, stories, and what being Hispanic American means to her with Associates and customers across the country – of course we covered all the action on Coast to Coast.
Hear from PRIDE members about what this group means to them and our company and find out what Associates did to celebrate Spirit Day.
Check out the list of holiday gifts curated by the Fashion Office, Macy’s in-house team of trend-forecasting experts. Every gift recommendation is personally approved by the head of our Fashion Office herself, Cassandra Jones.
The collaboration and agility required from different teams across the company and across the country to re-invent the Star Rewards loyalty program is a phenomenal story. The Beyond the Boardroom episode gave a look at a few of these teams, and now Coast to Coast is shining a spotlight on another side of the story – the amazing work done by our product development and technology teams.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; it’s a cause near and dear to the heart of our company. Read on to learn more about the efforts Macy’s and our Associates are putting forth to fight breast cancer, and the story of how one special necklace is making a difference in the search for a cure.
In this month’s Beyond the Boardroom with Jeff Gennette, we went behind the scenes to unveil a key part of our business that often goes unseen, but is the bedrock of how we get things done – our Logistics and Operations distribution centers.
Every year, women in technology from all over the world meet at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. Learn about Macy’s connection to this event and hear from women at Macy’s about its impact on them.
We’re excited to shine the spotlight on the latest collection created for Macy’s, Anna Sui x INC. Take a look at the captivating collection as well as the story behind it – what inspires designer Anna Sui, why she’s excited to partner with Macy’s and her favorite picks from INC’s fall collection. Getting ready has never been more fun.
Saddle up and show your support from Sept. 27 – Oct. 2. Join Macy’s in the fight against breast cancer as we partner with Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Campaign.
A connection to our local communities is at the core of who we are at Macy’s, Inc. So when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Southeast communities in Texas and Louisiana causing widespread destruction, we weren’t surprised when Associates immediately stepped up to ask what they could do to help.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sit in the front row of fashion? Well now you can. Check out the newly launched Macy’s Presents: The Edit. Our Fashion Directors dish on the hottest trends, exclusive designer collaborations only at Macy’s and more…
Giving back is always in fashion at Macy’s. This summer, nearly a thousand Macy’s, Inc. Associates nationwide united to make a difference in their local communities. To all our Associates who gave back, thank you. Prepare to be inspired by these photos and stories!
Over the decades, the inspiring spirt of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has kept us warm throughout chilly November. This year, Macy’s has planned a big surprise for the first time in parade history.
Read stories from your fellow Macy’s, Inc. Associates about what the United Way campaign means to them and how it has impacted their own lives and their communities. Get inspired and find out how these individuals championed for change.
We’re taking another tour hosted by our CEO in the new video series Beyond the Boardroom with Jeff Gennette. Learn the secrets of success as we step into the Women’s Shoes department at Macy’s Herald Square.
Coast to Coast is excited to follow Jeff as he goes beyond the boardroom to talk with Associates about our North Star Strategy and how we are working together to drive our business forward. This episode, we’re diving into the exciting, complex and changing world of cosmetics and beauty!
The longevity of partnerships with many of America’s great brands is a true source of strength for Macy’s. Step behind the scenes with Coast to Coast at the annual Macy’s Brand Partner Day and celebrate the spirit of collaboration with us. It’s this spirit of partnership that informs our success creating the best products, assortments and experiences for our customers.
Thoughts from our President and CEO, Jeff Gennette, about our annual Got Your 6 campaign, and how we can work together as a company to support America’s veterans.
Our CEO, Jeff Gennette, hit the road again on the second leg of a Town Hall tour that took him around the country. See what Jeff did at each stop and take a “tour” of your own with our Coast to Coast photo gallery of Jeff’s trip!
Looking forward to that outdoor summer party? Or maybe you’re wondering what to wear on your next weekend trip. Cynthia Rowley had summer fun on her mind when she designed her latest collection, exclusive at Macy’s for a limited time. CR by Cynthia Rowley just hit Macy’s stores in May, and you won’t want to miss the excitement.
Trends come and go, but we have only one planet on which to live. At Macy’s, our commitment to a sustainable world reaches beyond last season’s trends. We’re interested in putting an everlasting green footprint on the runway. Let’s follow the thread to see where Eileen Fisher’s clothes come from and why these products are so sustainable.
You’ve been finding gifts for mom your entire life, so what is the special present this year that will surprise and delight her? You’re in luck. Macy’s Fashion Office’s senior vice president shares her top picks for Mother’s Day gifts this year.
The future of fashion took center stage as the University of Cincinnati DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning) presented its annual fashion design show on April 28. Macy’s has served as the show’s presenting sponsor for 12 years.
During our Fashion Pass campaign, Macy’s will team up with the Y-USA to send 10,000 kids to summer camp. Learn how this partnership will help children across the country create camp memories and read an exclusive interview.
Macy’s Metro Center store in Washington, D.C. took on a decidedly international flair on April 26 for a special VIP celebration honoring ambassadors and diplomats on the 10th anniversary of Passport DC and the Around the World Embassy Tour.
What this Macy’s team is doing to give back will inspire you. Read our employee giveback testimonial from Macy’s director of Visual Production, Tracy Swan, and why her journey is one of a kind.
GUEST WRITER: Tracy Swan, director of Visual Production at Macy’s, Inc.Spotlight
We displayed our commitment to sustainability in a special way during Earth Week by hosting dedication events for our solar technology installations. Our high-efficiency solar panels create energy from unused root areas.
Our company’s commitment to creating a more sustainable environment is reflected in the inspiring work of our Macy’s Go Green Employee Resource Group (ERG). We’re collecting the inspiring moments from Macy’s volunteers around the country. From coast to coast, here’s what you did to make Earth Week just a little more green.
Macy’s Flower Show has been an iconic tradition for the past 70 years. We went behind-the-scenes in an interview to find out what made this show different from year’s past. If you didn’t catch the flowers in person, or if you want to see the show again, the flowers are still blooming ... in our Coast to Coast photo gallery of this spectacular show-stopper.
Macy’s and fashion go hand-in-hand. We are constantly in the media for fashion partnerships, new collections, and the iconic brands we make available to our customers. But this time, we are writing about the bold, innovative changes to company fashion that involves our Associates.
The energy of our company was undeniable as Macy’s kicked off its annual Big Meeting on March 23, 2017. The meeting was particularly momentous as it opened with executive chairman and former CEO, Terry Lundgren, closed with new CEO and president, Jeff Gennette, and revealed the new brand purpose and corporate strategy.
Macy’s is partnering with TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom to empower high school students for success, starting by finding the perfect dress!
We’re reaching to the heart of what the Macy’s brand means, and that includes our commitment to our Brand Purpose to Make Life Shine Brighter. We’ve created this inspiration board so you can read and share stories, and get inspired from your coworkers and teammates at Macy’s from coast to coast.
Who are Fortune’s top 50 most powerful Latinas leading corporate America today? We’re incredibly proud to announce that three of them are here with us at Macy’s. Let’s congratulate them.
Macy’s commitment to its diverse employees and customers extends far beyond what you see on the selling floor. Learn why we’re recognized as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.
Bag Hunger has been a symbol of our commitment to localized involvement in the communities where we live and work for 20 years. Employees across the country contribute food, money and their time to food pantries and soup kitchens. This year, we are celebrating our milestone anniversary by giving our customers the chance to give back with us through the “Make Good Cents” Campaign.
We’re kicking off Women’s History Month at Macy’s, Inc. by spotlighting one of our company’s newest female executives, an accomplished leader with an impressive resume who also happens to be a passionate supporter of women’s issues. Meet Cheryl Heinonen, executive vice president of corporate communications, and proud advocate for women and working families.
Macy’s brought a heartfelt message to the runway during New York Fashion Week. See all the action from our recap of Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 Fashion Show presented by Macy’s.
You’re invited. It’s elegant. It’s exclusive. It’s YYigal and it’s only at Macy’s.
This is the month dedicated to celebrating centuries of African American contribution to society. During Black History Month this February, Macy’s is hosting a series of events celebrating the influence of black culture on America, and you won’t want to miss out.
It has grown tremendously through the years, from a small group to hundreds of national members. To date, ONYX has successfully fostered both personalized conversations and broader, cultural emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. ONYX already shines, but for Black History Month Coast to Coast is aiming the spotlight on this truly transformational group.
Want to share the love with your family, friends or special someone on Feb. 14? Forget about that box of candy – whip up a homemade, decadent dessert for a sweet way to say “I love you.”
Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year. Fortunately, we can change that statistic because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
Macy’s popular activewear line Ideology now features menswear with ID Ideology. This year is about reaching your full potential with maximum performance clothing.
Last fall, Macy’s began searching for associates in the New York area who had been impacted by heart disease, either personally or through someone close to them. Read on to meet the women chosen to be the heart of this year’s Go Red For Women campaign.
UGG has come to Macy’s and you won’t believe the surprising products rolling out for warmer weather months … shoes for every season. Let’s take a trip “beyond the boot” with UGG.
“I will never forget that first class, I realized that what we were doing here was much bigger than building a business. It was reshaping people’s lives.”
The New Year is prime time for evaluating your goals and mapping out a plan to achieve them. While career development is something to think about year-round, January’s fresh start gives us the opportunity to stop and think about ways to maximize our individual potential.
We’re not sure about you, but we may have overindulged in all of that delicious, warm, comfort food from Thanksgiving and holiday parties. 2017 is here and your favorite chefs from Macy’s Culinary Council are back to share more inspiring recipes – but this time, it’s all about healthy living and clean eating for the New Year.
The Magic of Giving is essential to how Macy’s makes not only the holiday season, but the entire year special. Our employees truly reach the heart of what it means to give back to the community. Thank you for exemplifying how volunteerism is an important part of Macy’s culture.
It’s time to kick off that healthy start to your new year. You’re ready to hit the gym – but what will you wear? Creative Director, Paige Connell from Macy’s Fashion Office gives us the freshest trends in activewear for 2017.
Macy’s celebrated National Believe Day on Dec. 9 by again partnering with Make-A-Wish to grant “Wishes Across America” for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Experience some of the magic through these photos of wishes granted on National Believe Day.
Developing a plan is one thing. Delivering real-world results is another. From cutting our energy consumption to decreasing waste sent to landfills, we are making an impact. Find out how.
What’s hot this winter? Are you up-to-date on the latest trends for the cold weather months?
Macy’s launched its ninth annual Believe campaign earlier this month with special events across the country. Enjoy photos from a few Believe launch events and get inspired to write your own letter to Santa!
Macy’s has always believed in Santa. That’s why we’ve launched the Santa Project, a nationwide movement to fill the internet with the spirit of believing.
Traditionally, gifting is one of the top contributors of holiday stress, as we anticipate a marathon of gift-buying and present-wrapping. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Not so at Macy’s! This year, Macy’s Housewares is relieving the pressure of holiday shopping with the ease of “Holiday Bundles.”
In celebration of the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Coast to Coast asked you to share what the Parade means to you – and wow, you certainly did! So, grab a tissue, and enjoy these very special Parade stories from your friends and co-workers.
When thinking about sustainability, you might think about conserving energy, recycling paper and plastic, even buying organic and local food. But do you ever think about sustainable apparel? Who knew such a thing existed?
Emojis, Snapchats and Apps, Oh My! The countdown to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on! Are you ready? Whether you’re watching from home or live along the parade route, here’s how you can fully immerse yourself in Parade action this year. With live coverage and behind-the-scenes looks at the inflation of the balloons, dance rehearsals, performances, floats, and more, we’ve got you covered. Also, share your Parade excitement with Macy’s Parade apps, emojis, and a vote for Macy’s in a BIG contest!
Three members of Macy’s Culinary Council – Rick Bayless, Marc Forgione and Marcus Samuelsson – share recipes that feature a favorite fall flavor.
This year, Macy’s celebrates our biggest milestone in total giving to Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Since the start of 2016, Macy’s has added three new members to the Executive Management Team. These additions to our senior leadership bring a distinctive combination of experience and passion for our brand. Coast to Coast sat down with Elisa Garcia, Richard Lennox and Justin MacFarlane to learn more about their career paths, their roles at Macy’s, and what they aim to accomplish.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, after lung cancer. Early detection can save your life.
Macy’s invited associates and customers to join the fight against breast cancer in October with an inspirational and fashionable campaign that puts the focus on a disease that affects women and those who love them.
Bloomingdale’s Continued Their Support for Long-standing Partners in the Cause
How do we surprise and delight our customers? We sat down with Tom Wallace, Market VP here at Macy’s for the NY South/Connecticut district, to learn firsthand what it’s like to experience magic.
What is the definition of the iconic, American department store in the 21st century? This month, the definition contains a new word: Apple.
The fall season conjures images of cozy nights in front of the fire, afternoons baking in the kitchen and rich, warm colors everywhere throughout the home. Check out the fall home trends that will make your home warm and welcoming.
This is a busy fall for Justin Timberlake, who announced the re-launch of William Rast, his clothing brand with business partner Trace Ayala. “It’s gotta be a little bit country and it’s gotta be a little bit rock ‘n’ roll…” says Justin. Find out why and discover the roots that inspired Justin’s fashion brand in this behind-the-scenes interview.
Warm your heart while you warm yourself. From Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 30, for every coat purchased at Macy’s stores and on macys.com, one brand new coat will be donated for those in need.
There’s a special place in our hearts for our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, we celebrate the 90th anniversary – it is a beloved part of holiday celebrations across the country and around the world. Now, we want to hear about how the Parade is part of your Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
Macy’s prides itself on hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, filled with talent from unique backgrounds that make our company what it is, which is why we’re excited to share that Macys.com was named a 2016 Top 25 Company for Women Technologists.
Kors Week is returning to Macy’s Oct. 9-16 and is even bigger than the event of years past. Get ready for new products, in-store fashion events, shopping parties, trunk shows, and a new addition of men’s merchandise. Macy’s celebration of the Michael Kors power brand promises exciting additions this year.
At Macy’s, we love our private brands. Each brand holds its own style narrative, and the social media pages articulate these unique stories, in addition to showcasing the hottest fashion trends and celebrity guests. This fall, stay up-to-date and set the trend – make sure you’re following Macy’s private brands on Instagram and Facebook.
Every September, New York City kicks off Fashion Week before it heads around the world to London, Milan and Paris. The weather is starting to cool down with the season change, but it won’t be long until you can starting sporting the looks that were spotted at the S/S 2017 shows.
Earlier this month, Coast to Coast invited you to Take A Front Row Seat to the second annual Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row. If you weren’t able to attend the event, missed the broadcast on E!, or just want to re-live the whole thing again, we’ve got you covered.
My Stylist @ Macy’s has been successfully helping customers all over the country. Check out these exciting new videos that showcase how and why!
For the aptly named “Iris Meets I.N.C” campaign, I.N.C teamed up with legendary fashion icon Iris Apfel to develop a collection of “must-have” clothing and jewelry centered around this fall’s mod trend.
Macy’s is piloting an innovative mobile tool to help customers use their mobile devices to engage one-on-with in store: “Macy’s On Call”, powered by IBM’s Watson AI will be rolling out to 10 test locations nationwide, including a Spanish language version.
We asked you to stand with us, and you responded in force.
In mid-June, Macy’s, Inc. announced that Terry Lundgren will transition his CEO position to Jeff Gennette in the first quarter of 2017. At that time, Lundgren will continue as executive chairman and work side-by-side with Gennette, named as president and CEO.
Macy’s provides fans with an exclusive inside view into the fashion frenzy of Fashion Week for fans everywhere, once again kicking off New York Fashion Week with an event that makes the high-fashion runway accessible to all.
An eastern wind symbolically brings order … and for Macy’s, our prototype store at Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH, is bringing an order to what our future store will look like as it brings scores of new ideas to life. Easton was selected as it’s in America’s heartland, in a popular, new concept mall in a growing community. It’s a living preview of what’s to come!
Providing a 360-degree omni view of customers, the new OmniClient application gives associates a tremendous tool to build quality client relationships and directly drive their business.
Putting the customer first, accuracy and speed drive the work of the multi-faceted Omnichannel Fulfillment team.
Macy’s employee volunteerism program, Partners in Time, is 26 years old, but not one single year has been as transparent as 2016, thanks to Yammer!
GUEST WRITER: Sarah Rattan, Employee Giving and Volunteerism Manager
Our Go Green Employee Resource Group and Macy’s Merchandising Group’s Sustainability Committee co-hosted a Sustainability in Retail Panel Discussion, where leading experts on sustainability came together at our New York City offices to discuss the growth of eco-fashion and ways in which Macy’s can embrace this trend to shape a more sustainable retail industry.
Last week, Fortune Magazine featured Macy’s “All Things Weddings” initiative and spoke to the great work we are doing to expand our wedding business beyond our traditional gift registry offerings. Led by Shawn Outler, SVP/Lease/Pricing/Multicultural Initiatives, this initiative is part of a larger effort to engage and build ongoing loyalty among the Macy’s millennial customer.
Go. Let Go. Be Courageous. The cultural shift that we all must embrace to move us forward. Key tactics in being courageous are valuing differences, speaking up – candidly – and not being afraid of new ideas.
John Harper, Macy’s President/Stores Operations, shared a terrific example which illustrates how Macy’s is making magic connections and deepening customer loyalty (a pillar of M.O.M. 2.0) by exhibiting a Go. mentality. Coast to Coast is taking the opportunity to “let go” by having the congratulatory emails tell the story.
The Thalía Sodi collection continues to be successful for Macy’s each season. In March 2016, Macy’s and Thalía celebrated the one-year anniversary of the collection’s launch at the Herald Square store in New York City. Thalía and Macy’s Chairman Terry Lundgren came together to salute her namesake line, joined by a very enthusiastic crowd of supporters.
Entrepreneur and inventor Joy Mangano forever changed home cleaning by imagining and solving life’s little, everyday problems. With Mangano’s innovative housework hacks such as the Miracle Mop, Huggable Hangers and Joy’s personal favorite (and ours!), the My Little Steamer – cleaning up has never been smarter, more efficient or stylish.
Macy’s Credit and Customer Services (MCCS) was honored with the Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its culture of well-being. MCCS has an on-site health coach, HIGI blood pressure machines, a walking club, ongoing employee resource group activities, and the list goes on and on!
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s customers celebrated their good fortune at Lunar New Year celebrations in select stores.
It may be the biggest social event of the year for high school students across the country, and prom season means big business for Macy’s.
Macy’s Satellite Network produces a monthly broadcast for stores, “Shop Talk,” hosted by Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief stores officer. Recently, Tim Baxter, Macy’s chief merchandising officer, stopped by to give an update on Macy’s partnerships in 2016. Check it out!
Each year in the New York City and Cincinnati central offices, Terry Lundgren, Macy’s chairman and CEO, convenes a “Breakfast Club” of cross-functional Millennial executives to share ideas. Breakfast Club networking events launched in New York City nearly 10 years ago and have included Live Healthy sports challenges; recently, they took on a Give Back element.
Through the Partners in Time annual Bag Hunger initiative, teams across the country came together this spring to feed children in need this summer, a time when school-based meals are not available and food pantry supplies run low.
Cincinnati is home to a vibrant arts community that makes the city a great place to live and work. That’s why associates in the Cincinnati Central Office heeded the invitation to “come out to play” in support of more than 100 arts and community organizations during its annual ArtsWave campaign earlier this year. ArtsWave is the largest united arts fund in the country.
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have created or embraced long-standing holiday traditions throughout the country. For example, thousands of New York natives and out-of-town shoppers crowd the sidewalks of New York City each year to enjoy the spectacular holiday window displays. See what Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have in store for this season in cities nationwide.
Not all stars are in the heavens. See who’s been visiting Macy’s.
As the seasons change, we look at our homes with new eyes. It’s prime time for Macy’s Home Store, a business that we’ve newly reinvented and reinvigorated. To learn the secrets of our success, IN Fashion spoke with Macy’s experts about our multi-faceted strategy, a collaboration with merchants, Private Brands, Store Planning, Architecture, Construction and Engineering (SPACE), capital finance, facilities partners, merchandise planning and regional/district teams.
Premier makeup artist and style icon Angel Merino was one of two “los influyentes” (influencers) who helped Macy’s commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating Latino culture and accomplishments. Merino joined actor Mario Lopez at Macy’s events this fall. Read on for his thoughts on beauty trends and essentials for your cosmetics bag.
Many generations have entered Macy’s doors through the years. Whether they are young Millennials, established Generation Xers or Baby Boomers with 30+ years of career experience, our employees collaborate and work together as part of Macy’s family, leveraging the strength of their varying perspectives. To learn more, Coast to Coast asked representatives from these three cohorts about their careers at Macy’s and what keeps them motivated.
For most of us, making a purchase is as easy as swiping a credit card. As of fall 2015, more consumers across the country will trade swiping for inserting as EMV, a global technical payment standard for credit cards, takes effect.
Private Brands is an integral part of Macy’s growth strategy, especially in today’s Omni world where exclusive brands are a key competitive advantage,” said Molly Langenstein, chief private brands officer. “The company sees the importance of our teams as true strategic partners.
Ever wish you had a trusted advisor to help you discover your best look, the perfect gift or the latest accent for your home? You’re not alone.
It cannot be overstated – fashion exclusivity is key to Macy’s success. A crucial way our assortment is differentiated in the minds of our customers is through Macy’s private brands, available only in our stores and on macys.com.
Macy’s fourth Fashion Incubator will take up residence in Macy’s Metro Center in Washington, D.C., with a year-long program beginning in June. As with the fashion incubators housed in Macy’s State Street (Chicago), Union Square (San Francisco) and Center City (Philadelphia), the Metro Center program will provide six locally- based designers-in-residence with a dedicated workspace and support through mentoring and courses focused on helping them build their design business.