Provides preliminary 4Q and full-year 2019 sales results, narrows annual EPS guidance to upper end of range; provides 2020 guidance and three-year financial targets
Begins a reset of fixed cost base to stabilize and then grow profitability and cash flows; expects annual gross cost savings of $1.5 billion to be fully realized by year-end 2022, with $600 million gross cost savings achieved in 2020
Prepares to launch next phase of successful Macy’s Star Rewards loyalty program
Lays out plans to build four $1 billion power private brands
Optimizes store portfolio by continuing the Growth treatment of stores in best malls, closing approximately 125 stores in lower tier malls within three years, and exploring new off-mall formats
Establishes single corporate headquarters and relocates digital business to New York City, the heart of the fashion industry
Macy’s, Inc. today announced an updated strategy and three-year plan designed to stabilize profitability and position the company for growth.
“We have a clear vision of where Macy’s, Inc. and our brands, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury, fit into retail today. We are confident in our Polaris strategy, and we have the resources required to return Macy’s, Inc. to sustainable, profitable growth,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “We will focus our resources on the healthy parts of our business, directly address the unhealthy parts of the business and explore new revenue streams. Over the past three years, we have shown we can grow the top-line; however, we have significant work to do to improve the bottom-line. We are confident the strategy we are announcing today will allow us to stabilize margin in 2020 and set the foundation for sustainable, profitable growth.”
“We are taking the organization through significant structural change to lower costs, bring teams closer together and reduce duplicative work. This will be a tough week for our team as we say goodbye to great colleagues and good friends. The changes we are making are deep and impact every area of the business, but they are necessary. I know we will come out of this transition stronger, more agile and better fit to compete in today’s retail environment,” continued Gennette.
The five major components of the Polaris strategy are outlined below.
Strengthen Customer Relationships
The company is focusing on building customer lifetime value, accelerating personalization and monetization programs and expanding its loyalty program. This includes the launch of the next phase of its already successful Macy’s Star Rewards Loyalty program later this month. Loyalty 3.0 is expected to increase the engagement of occasional Macy’s customers and to bring new customers into the brand.
Curate Quality Fashion
Customers come to Macy’s for a compelling curation of the latest trends, exclusive products and the best brands at great value. Macy’s is driving disciplined merchandise product category roles to be the top destination for the best brands, while balancing sales and margin. As part of the merchandising strategy, the company is committed to a more focused approach to its higher-margin private brands business with plans to build four $1 billion brands.
Accelerate Digital Growth
The company has a scaled and growing digital business across its brands that generates more than $6 billion per year in sales. Macys.com contributes to overall operating profit, and the company will continue to invest in its websites and mobile apps to deliver a superior fashion experience, accelerate growth and further strengthen profitability.
The macys.com headquarters will relocate from San Francisco to New York City, the heart of the fashion industry. This will allow for better coordination and increased collaboration and better access to Macy’s brand partners. The company will also expand its presence in the Atlanta area, which will serve as the primary technology hub for the company. This includes adding positions to its current Johns Creek, GA, facility, as well as opening an office in Atlanta.
Optimize Store Portfolio
Store Closures and Staffing
The company completed a rigorous evaluation of Macy’s store portfolio. This included a store-level assessment of each store’s overall value to the fleet, including predicted profitability based on consumer trends and demographics. As a result, Macy’s plans to close approximately 125 of its least productive stores over the next three years, including approximately 30 stores that are in the process of closure now. These approximately 125 stores currently account for approximately $1.4 billion in annual sales.
Across the remaining store fleet, the company is adjusting its staffing with reductions in some stores and increases in others.
The updated stores strategy better serves today’s shopper who expects a consistent experience whenever and wherever they encounter the Macy’s brand.
“Our customers expect convenience and a tailored experience across all channels. We have an opportunity to build a broader yet integrated Macy’s experience within a metropolitan area by investing in our magnet stores, building freestanding Backstage locations and testing new, off-mall store formats,” said Gennette. “The more convenient, brand-right touchpoints we have, the greater loyalty and engagement we engender. This will enable us to grow with the next generation of American shoppers.”
STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
On View in the Congress Centre Jan. 21 Through Jan. 24
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced that a special exhibition, “Partnering with Nature,” will be on view at the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting, Jan. 21 through Jan. 24 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Drawing from the “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” exhibition originally organized by Cooper Hewitt and Cube design museum, this adaptation is a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the fourth year that the Smithsonian and the WEF have collaborated on bringing an exhibition to the Annual Meeting in Davos. Installed in the Congress Centre, the exhibition will be offered alongside panels, workshops and other sessions organized by the WEF that address the ecological crisis and the Forum’s major focus on sustainability.
“A global platform for design, Cooper Hewitt is delighted to once again collaborate with the World Economic Forum and highlight the power of design to address the most significant environmental issues of our time,” said Caroline Baumann, director of the museum. “Through this powerful, interactive exhibition, Cooper Hewitt will invite leaders to rethink our relationship to nature and jumpstart the dialogue on sustainability practices on an international scale.”
Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent
Retail sales in November, and especially around the Thanksgiving/Black Friday period are some of the most important sales data in all of retail. And this year’s numbers are even more important than ever before.
Per the analysts at the National Retail Federation, retail sales in November increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year, marking the first half of the holiday season with billions of dollars in shopping left to be done. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
“November showed modest growth on the surface, but you have to remember that the late timing of Thanksgiving delayed the beginning of the busiest portion of the holiday season and pushed Cyber Monday’s billions of dollars of retail sales into December,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “These numbers are more about the calendar than consumer confidence. Consumer spending has been solid, and there’s still a lot of spending to be done. With strong employment and higher wages, we’re on track for a strong holiday season.”
Kleinhenz noted that the year-over-year comparison was challenging because November 2018 was up an unusually strong 4.7 percent over the year before. But December 2018 was down 0.2 percent from the year before, making it likely that next month could show a strong comparison.
In addition, many consumers began their shopping early this year, with some starting before November. NRF surveys showed that 39 percent planned to begin by Halloween, and that consumers on average had completed 52 percent of their shopping as of the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
“Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the mall or clicking from the couch, this is when holiday shoppers shift into high gear.” – NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay
NRF’s forecast predicts that holiday retail sales during November and December will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent for a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion.
November’s results build on October’s increase of 0.2 percent month-over-month and a strong 4.1 percent year-over-year. As of November, the three-month moving average was up 3.3 percent over the same period a year ago, compared with 4.2 percent in October.
NRF’s numbers are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which said today that overall November sales – including auto dealers, gas stations and restaurants – were up 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from October and up 3.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Specifics from key retail sectors during November include:
Online and other non-store sales were up 7.2 percent year-over-year and up 0.8 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Sporting goods stores were up 4.3 percent year-over-year but down 0.5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Grocery and beverage stores were up 4 percent year-over-year and up 0.3 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 1.4 percent year-over-year and up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
General merchandise stores were unchanged year-over-year but up 0.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Building materials and garden supply stores were down 1.2 percent year-over-year but unchanged month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Electronics and appliance stores were down 1.7 percent year-over-year but up 0.7 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Health and personal care stores were also down 1.7 percent year-over-year and were down 1.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
Clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 2.9 percent year-over-year and down 0.6 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.
And the good news, such as it is, continued into the proceeding Thanksgiving Day weekend. A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said.
“Americans continue to start their holiday shopping earlier in the year, and Thanksgiving is still a critical weekend for millions,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Whether they’re looking for something unique on Main Street, making a trip to the store or searching for the best deals from their mobile device, this is when shoppers shift into high gear. With the condensed holiday season, consumers are feeling the pressure to get their shopping done in time. Even those who typically wait until the last minute to purchase gifts turned out in record numbers all weekend long.”
In partnership with SoGal Ventures and powered by b8ta, seven Macy’s stores nationwide feature products from women-owned small businesses
This season, holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift at Macy’s from a host of female-led small businesses in the SoGifted shops at seven Macy’s locations nationwide. The SoGifted shops are made possible via a partnership with SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital fund investing in diverse entrepreneurs in the United States. Macy’s recently became a strategic partner with SoGal through a minority stake in the fund. The SoGifted shops feature a selection of products and gifts from women-founded brands in the SoGal community including Lovevery, toys designed by experts for your child’s developing brain, Neely & Chloe, a fashion-forward accessories range, and HidrateSpark 3, a smart water bottle that tracks your hydration, among others.
Open through January 2020, the SoGifted Concept Shops give Macy’s shoppers access to new brands that define what SoGal stands for: entrepreneurship, equality, and empowerment of diverse enterprises. Today, SoGal co-founders Elizabeth Galbut and Pocket Sun guide more than 65 companies, reaching a network of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs in an excess of 30 countries.
SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm. Galbut and Sun started this fund after experience as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. They believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design. SoGal invests in early stage diverse founding teams in the U.S. and Asia, aiming to be the strongest ally for their portfolio companies. Powered by the SoGal Ecosystem across 40+ cities around the world, they are galvanizing a brand-new demographic – millennial & Gen Z women and minorities – to take center stage in entrepreneurship and creation.
“Our mission is to build a firm that embodies the cultural values that we want to see in the world,” said Galbut. “With the partnership at Macy’s we’re taking this a step further and giving in-store shoppers across the country an opportunity to discover and support female-led small business brands – so the next generation of women can be empowered to know that entrepreneurship is within their reach,” added Galbut.
This type of brand discovery spotlights Macy’s ongoing partnership with b8ta, operator of the Ark Marketplace platform that allows brands that traditionally haven’t operated stores to quickly set up new physical retail operations. The b8ta-powered experience enabled SoGal’s range of entrepreneurs to activate at Macy’s within a matter of weeks – with products ranging from Bon Temps herbal teas to unbreakable hosiery by Sheertex.
For holiday shoppers, the fresh female-first lens brings diversity to Macy’s gifting mix, further reinforcing Macy’s newly established diversity and inclusion goals, which include increasing representation and advancing the growth of under-represented suppliers. Empowered offerings like TomboyX, a size and gender inclusive line of underwear and pajamas and Blume, a range of safe and sustainable feminine care solutions, highlight Macy’s commitment to testing new brands and categories. On the more traditional gifting side, Ettitude introduces sustainable bamboo pajamas and bedding essentials, OK Jewelry showcases its affordable high-end fashion jewelry, and Quirktastic supplies geek-chic graphic tees – perfect for the comics lover in your life.
The SoGifted shops are being supported by entrepreneurial focused events including a dedicated launch party with the female founders at Macy’s flagship location at Herald Square which took place on November 20 and a “For Women, by Women” panel discussion with the founders of Blume, TomboyX and Sheertex. In addition, there will be events throughout the holiday partnership including beauty and trunk shows, as well as wellness focused event content in January to bring in the New Year.
More Deals of the Day and Deeper Discounts Than Ever Before on Buzzworthy Holiday Gifts Across Every Department
Kicking off this Friday, November 22, Amazon’s Black Friday deals week will offer new deals all day, every day from fashion to toys, home, electronics, Amazon Devices and more
Save up to 40% on toys from LEGO, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more; up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories; $40 off the Echo Show 5; deep discounts on brands including Adidas, KitchenAid, L’Oreal Paris and more; plus exclusive deals from Amazon Brands, Amazon Music, Audible and more
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of the Day
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FRIDAY DEALS PREVIEW:
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Friday), while supplies last, at amazon.com/blackfriday,
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up to 30% on bedding & bath for the family from AmazonBasics,
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up to 15% on beauty, vitamins, and supplements from Amazon brands
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Save up to 50% on Oakley & Ray-Ban sunglasses
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Kitchen and Home Furnishings
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on Hamilton Beach
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on Dash Appliances
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on Instant Pot
on Conitgo Water bottles, Food Saver and Rubbermaid food containers
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on Ashley Mattresses
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on Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub at $17.98
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on the new LG 82″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV at $1,699.99
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on Shark IQ Robotic Vacuum at $399.99
over 30% on Netgear wifi & routers
$200 on Sony Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer
up to 39% on ecobee SmartThermostat and Switch bundle
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Music, Video & Books
Audible: Between November 25 and 27, new members receive a bonus $15 Amazon credit and continue to save 53% on the first three months of an Audible membership at $6.95 a month. Additional offers to be announced through the holiday season.
For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get the best holiday deal in Amazon Music’s history – four months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free.
With purchase of select Echo devices, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers in the US, UK, Germany and Japan will also receive four months of the premium, ad-free streaming tier for free.
Prime Video: Between November 29 and December 5, Prime members can enjoy 50% off to rent or buy on new release movies.
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Prime Video’s first foray into the holiday special space, will premiere globally on Friday, November 29. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show will also be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Music and other DSPs beginning November 29. Learn more at amazon.com/kaceychristmas.
Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free – Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books, popular magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. Offer valid for new subscribers only.
Get a one-time $5 Amazon Credit when you add $20. Limited to
first-time Amazon Cash customers.
Prime members who book a car rental with Avis between November 28
and December 2 can receive up to 15% of the reservation price
back in an Amazon gift card, an incentive to put towards other
up to 35% on top selling iOttie Wireless accessories
on Dash appliances
up to 35% on select party games for grown-ups including Exploding
up to 44% on Geekee True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
15% or more on select LuminAID Solar phone chargers and lanterns
25% or more on select Jack Link’s beef jerky
up to 30% on select Victor Allen’s coffee packs
15% on select TAZO K-Cup pods
20% on select Soylent meal replacement shakes and protein bars
35% on Tea Forte tea gifts for the holiday season
and Whole Foods Market are offering special savings on
organic and classic turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. All
customers can choose from select organic ($3.49/lb) and classic
turkeys ($2.49/lb), and Prime members will save even more on turkeys
($2.99/lb for organic and $1.99/lb for classic). The offer is valid
until November 28, while supplies last. Prime members can also
receive exclusive deals on organic jewel sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb),
organic cranberries ($2.69/12-oz bag), and Bonafide frozen broths
and soups (35% off).
THE SEASON’S HOTTEST GIFTS
can also shop Amazon’s biggest-ever selection of curated gift
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Must Haves: New
this year, Amazon teamed up with award-winning singer &
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some of the most interesting and fun products that customers are
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addition to amazon.com/blackfriday,
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Customers can visit Amazon.com/espanol
use the Amazon App to shop, browse and search for millions of
products, view their carts, and place orders in Spanish.
Amazon App: The Amazon App allows customers to conveniently shop for their holiday needs – anytime and anywhere – and never miss a great deal. Customers can use the Watch a Deal feature to “Watch a Lightning Deal” and receive a notification on their mobile phone when the deal is about to start. Additionally, first time app users have an opportunity to save big this holiday. New customers will receive $10 the first time they sign-in to the Amazon App and an additional $15 when they make their first purchase on the app.
Alexa Shopping: Customers can add to their Amazon wish list with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, add headphones to my wish list” and track packages and confirm your delivery date with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
Amazon Business: Save big when shopping for work with deals on everything you need for your business. Find deals on supplies for the office holiday party, employee and client gifts, and items for community donation drives. Stock up for the new year with savings on the business essentials you need. Visit amazon.com/holidayforbusiness, For more information and to sign up for a free business account, visit amazon.com/business.
Amazon Books: Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon 4-star: Designed around Amazon.com customers, Amazon 4-star stores feature products that are 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending, and most popular from top categories including devices, consumer electronics, toys, games, books, kitchen, and home. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon Live: Watch Amazon Live’s shoppable Black Friday livestream throughout the day on November 29 for demonstrations on top deal products and cameo appearances from celebrities you love. Tune in starting at 4am PST by visiting www.amazon.com/live.
Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 24193 and receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. This Black Friday, gift givers who act fast will find an incredible deal on a holiday-must-have tech item on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.
Whole Foods Market: Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store items. Additionally, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns can shop their local Whole Foods Market store using Amazon.com or the Amazon App.
Woot! offers daily deals on customers’ favorite brands and free shipping for Prime members. Visit woot.com from November 24 through November 29 or download the Woot! App for great deals.
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in 2006, to fight AIDS. Amazon is providing customers a single
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addition to free delivery on more than 100 million items for all
Amazon customers, Amazon has expanded its fast, free, and convenient
delivery options for Prime members and customers this holiday season:
and Reliable One-Day and Same-Day Delivery.
Throughout the season, Prime members in the U.S. can shop a
selection of over 10 million items for Prime Free One-Day Delivery
and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 46 major
metropolitan areas. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a
30-day free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
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Prime members get free and fast grocery delivery from
Selection includes a variety of products for all your holiday needs,
from meat to seafood, produce, snacks, and household essentials,
with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Prime
members who live in one of the more than 2,000 cities and towns
where grocery delivery is available can request an invitation to
shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market delivery. Learn more at
and delivery on your terms: This
holiday season, customers can pick up their packages at a number of
including thousands of in-store staffed Counter
pickup points across the U.S. within Rite
as well as at Health
Mart independent pharmacies.
Additionally, tens of millions of products can be easily and
conveniently delivered to 900 cities and towns across the country
To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/Hub.
In addition, Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas
can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by
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Rent the Runway Drop-Off Box to be available in nearly 30 Nordstrom locations
the Runway, Inc., the company that has pioneered apparel rental
as an indispensable utility and powers women to feel their best every
day, and leading fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. has
announced a multi-pronged partnership across stores, inventory
innovation and product development.
in 2009 with a vision to build the world’s first living closet, RTR
–by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing– believes that
women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. RTR offers
apparel, accessories and home decor from over 650 designer partners
and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind
reverse logistics operation. RTR has five retail stores of the future
and employs nearly 1,800 people, all of whom have equalized benefits
across the organization, 93% of whom are female and/or non-white,
with 80% of leaders who are women.
November 18, the RTR Drop-Off Box Network will expand
from five to 29 Nordstrom locations where RTR customers can
seamlessly return their rentals. RTR members can return items in
Nordstrom stores as well as access exclusive Nordstrom services like
styling services, gift-wrapping and more, just in time for the
holiday season. Recognizing this is the busiest season of the year,
Nordstrom and Rent the Runway are working together to deliver
convenience and service where customers can return, shop and access
Nordstrom’s unique services, all in one location.
received great feedback from our customers about the convenience of
the Rent the Runway Drop-Off Boxes in our Los Angeles area Nordstrom
locations and are excited to offer the service to customers in cities
like San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and more,” said Jamie
Nordstrom, president, Nordstrom stores. “The expansion of our
partnership helps us better serve our customers through innovation
around products and experiences.”
further innovate around the future of inventory, Nordstrom will
become an RTR Platform partner, contributing inventory to the
RTR ecosystem to extend the lifecycle of Nordstrom products.
Additionally, Nordstrom and Rent the Runway are studying
opportunities to empower customers’ shopping experience by creating
exclusive product available for both purchase and rental.
are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Nordstrom, the
company known and respected for their unparalleled commitment to
deliver world-class service and experiences. We have seen a massive
consumer behavior shift unfold over the past several years, with our
community now relying on Rent the Runway as a near daily utility. As
our business has grown, we’ve seen unparalleled demand for physical
experiences including the convenience of Drop-Off Boxes,” said
Jenn Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway.