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Macy’s to open new Backstage distribution center in Ohio

RBR Staff Writer Published 01 May 2018

Department store chain Macy’s plans to open a new Backstage distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, creating more than 400 jobs.

The distribution center, which is planned to open in Fall 2019, is another step in the company’s commitment to the state of Ohio.

Macy’s Backstage offers a store-within-store shopping experience featuring savings on top-quality products.

In the first quarter of this year, the company claims to have opened nearly 20 Backstage locations, which is part of its earlier announced plan to open 100 new locations within this financial year.

As per the company, many of these locations are in markets new to the Backstage concept, including the Northwest and Southwest. Initially, most of its Backstage stores were clustered in the Northeast.

Macy’s chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette said: “Macy’s has a strong business in Ohio, and we are excited to continue building our presence in the state.

“This new distribution center will enable us to move merchandise to our Backstage locations faster and with more flexibility.”

Macy’s Backstage selection will include fresh product from both new and renowned brands. The store will also carry apparel and accessory brands that are not currently available at full-line Macy’s and each Backstage location is claimed to have been tailored to provide to each community that it serves.

Macy’s stated that shoppers can expect savings from apparel for men, women and children, alon with deals on an assortment of houswares, home textiles & decor, cosmetics, hair & nail care, gifts, jewelry, shoes, designer handbags, accessories, and activewear.

Macy’s off price senior vice president Michelle Israel said “Our customers are thrilled about the Macy’s Backstage shopping experience. Macy’s Backstage brings great deals, the thrill of the hunt and fun into our existing Macy’s locations.

“The focus on value and newness guarantees that with each visit, shoppers will find a compelling assortment of recognizable brands, trends and deals. We’re pleased to be expanding the Backstage shopping experience across all of our regions, including to the West Coast.”

Image: Macy's store in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Photo: Courtesy of Macy’s, Inc.