"We Think Of Macy’S Today As The Great American Department

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"We think of Macy’s today as the Great American Department Store because we have kept alive our heritage while also changing for the future, " (2016, Lundgren). When Macy’s first started, no one would have guessed that it would become one of the world’s largest retail operations in the world. The success of the store lands on many people’s hands. If they know how to work the system, they can help the company grow. Some of the people who are involved in making the company successful are first line mangers, even the top managers are involved. In this case they didn’t work very good making decisions which led Macy’s to go down as a company. It all started with a man named Rowland Hussey Macy, when he opened a small fancy goods store in…show more content…
This created a new tradition for many people now known as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Time went on and the company just continued to grow. By 1994 Macy’s operated more than 400 department stores and 157 specialty stores, this was all in 37 states. As 2005 came Macy’s had 240 locations and approximately 730 stores in the United states. Now by 2017 approximately 140,000 people are employed by the company, and there are more than 800 stores around the United States, but that is about to change drastically. The founder of the Macy’s was Rowland Hussey Macy, son of John Macy and Elizabeth Myrick Barnard Macy. He was born on August 30, 1822, in Nantucket Island Massachusetts. When he was just 15 years old, Rowland H. Macy left his house to set sail on a whaling ship. He was at sea for about four years, when he decided to go back home to Massachusetts. When Rowland came back home, he worked for his father who was a shopkeeper. This inspired him to open his own needle- and thread store, but the shop did not succeed. He then briefly worked for his brother in law in a Boston shop. Later he went searching for gold during the 1849 gold rush. After getting disappointed and finding no gold he yet again came back home to Massachusetts. This was the time when he opened up his dry goods store in New York, and found major success on it. Rowland H. Macy is known for innovating sales and advertising practices, this prompted the customers to shop at

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