January 11, 2000 |
What consumers really want, retail experts say, is to walk into a store, stop and have whatever they want right there, within reach. And retailers, searching for a merchandising pot of gold, keep trying to figure out how to make shopping as effortless as possible.
October 29, 1999 |
From its entrance and aisles to its dressing rooms and cash registers, Macy's flagship Union Square store here violates state and federal laws requiring access for disabled people and must be made easier for them to navigate, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The decision by Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court applies only to the chain's main San Francisco store and its Men's Store, but advocates for the disabled hailed it as a victory.
July 8, 1999 |
Macy's West said Wednesday it will expand and renovate its store at the Shops at Mission Viejo. The 120,000-square-foot store will be expanded by 60,000 square feet on the side closest to Crown Valley Parkway. The interior will be upgraded with new lighting, floors and fixtures, the San Francisco-based company said.
June 4, 1999 |
Macy's newest cosmetics venture, opening today at the Topanga Plaza mall, is everything the department store's traditional makeup areas are not: young, hip, modern, easily navigable and a mile away from the nearest Macy's. A bid to test ways to capture the younger customers who might not enter a Macy's department store, Macy's is introducing Souson, a stand-alone store identified on its signs and employee name tags as "a little something extra from Macy's."
March 30, 1999 |
Macy's clearance store at Crystal Court in Costa Mesa will be transformed into the chain's largest home furnishings store in the West by the end of the next year, the giant department-store chain announced Monday. The move is expected to provide a long-awaited boost to the struggling annex of South Coast Plaza, converting it into something of a home furnishings pavilion.
February 13, 1999 |
Following a bitter labor dispute, Macy's has agreed to post notices at its South Coast Plaza store saying the company will refrain from such practices as videotaping workers' union activities, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. South Coast Plaza Security Inc. has agreed to post a similar notice, the labor board said. In agreeing to post the notices for 60 days, the department store and security firm did not admit any wrongdoing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1999 |
Macy's, the department store giant, gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars in unsolicited grants to four community groups active in the Crenshaw area less than three weeks before abruptly closing its store at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Leaders of at least three of those organizations said Thursday that they suspect the $360,000 given in grants Dec. 17 was either money to keep them from speaking out against the closure, or a gift to ease the conscience of Macy's executives.
January 21, 1999
Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1964 to purchase and protect "areas of natural beauty and unique recreational value" for the enjoyment of all Americans. Revenues from federal offshore oil and gas leases were earmarked for the fund, an appropriate use of the money the government gets for commercial depletion of these valuable resources. The fund brings in about $900 million a year, but Congress has never spent all the money on its intended purpose.
January 12, 1999 |
Macy's department store chain said it will spend $100 million in Southern California over the next three years to build new stores, including one in Westminster, and renovate others. The 180,000-square-foot store at Westminster Mall will open in 2001 and employ 240 people. Another store will be built in Lakewood, and stores in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo will be expanded and remodeled, Macy's said.
January 12, 1999 |
After losing their bid last weekend to gain union representation, employees from Macy's South Coast Plaza stores will ask the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the election and call another one, the union said Monday. The employees will claim "numerous unfair labor practices committed by management," according to a prepared statement from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 848 in Buena Park.