Federated Department Stores Inc. is the former name of the Macy's Inc. company. As of June 1, 2007, Macy's became the corporate name under which the department stores Macy's and Bloomingdale's operate, and Federated ceased to exist. The company employed some 161,000 workers throughout its operations and has stores in 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as of 2010. In addition, customers can purchase goods on the store websites.
Macy's Department Stores
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the premier U.S. retail stores, with corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York. Its department stores, known as Macy's, provide a variety of merchandise in several departments, including men's, women's, and children's apparel; accessories and jewelry; cosmetics and skin care; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The stores sell several private label or exclusive brands, including Martha Stewart Collection, Queen by Queen Latifah, Hillfiger, Tahari and Donald J. Trump Signature Collection. Macy's is also known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Bloomingdale's Department Stores
The Bloomingdale’s brand name encompasses 40 stores in 12 U.S. states. It has an upscale reputation and is a destination for many international travelers to the United States. Bloomingdale's stores stock several noteworthy labels and brands, including Armani, Burberry, theory, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren Black Label and Tory Burch. On February 1, 2010, the first international Bloomingdale’s store opened its doors in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The store is located in the Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers.
Macy's Charity Contributions
In 2009, Macy's worked together with its customers to raise more than $34 million for several worthwhile causes. Some of the programs were Believe, which helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the winter holidays; Come Together, a program for hunger relief in conjunction with Feeding America in the autumn season; the National Park Foundation cause, Turn Over A New Leaf in the spring; and Reading is Fundamental, or RIF, in the spirit of back to school in the fall. The company also has a current relationship with the Go Red for Women movement administered by the American Heart Association.