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Macy’s new CEO Jeff Gennette was surrounded by a powerful group, a benefit of his predecessor’s Terry Lundgren’s hard work and the relationships he’s built in the African American and other minority communities. The retailer’s chief diversity officer William Hawthorne III, Esq. hosted the invitation-only affair in the Macy’s executive suite that attracted the most…

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Macy’s posted disappointing holiday sales on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, and released the locations of 68 of the 100 stores. Its shares plunged 8.7 percent to $32.70 in after-hours trading. “We continue to experience declining traffic in our stores where the majority of our business is still transacted,” Terry Lundgren, Macy’s CEO said in a…

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Jeff Tweedy discovered he had a love for fashion when as a young man he started working in retail at Washington, D.C. ‘s iconic Britches of Georgetowne clothier. Tweedy’s enthusiasm grew as he worked his way up at Neiman Marcus and became the youngest sales manager. “I knew I was passionate about the business in…

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“There’s no such things as overnight success” is a popular catchphrase and one that retail giant Macy’s is using to recruit women- or minority-owned companies who are ready to take their business to the next level. “Macy’s recognizes that at the heart of retailing is creativity, and that by bringing together a broad array of…

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Macy’s offers the hip-hop generation “success in a bottle,” a shirt and an idea that superstardom is available and accessible through “The Workshop at Macy’s.” If you’re into hip-hop culture and thought about designing a shirt, a hat or developing a fragrance, there’s one urban retailer that speaks the language of hip-hop and deserves kudos in New York…

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