CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced it has sold five stores to General
Growth Properties as part of its previously-announced plan to drive
profitable growth by reallocating investments to its
highest-growth-potential stores and digital businesses, and to
capitalize on opportunities within the company’s real estate portfolio.
Four of the stores were sold in the third quarter and one – the
Greenwood Mall store – was sold earlier in the year. The stores are:
Carolina Place in Pineville, NC (151,000 square feet; opened in 1993;
Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire, WI (104,000 square feet; opened in 1991;
Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City, OK (146,000 square feet; opened
in 1986; no associates as store was closed in spring 2016);
Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA (265,000 square feet; opened in 1988;
Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green, KY (124,000 square feet; opened in
1980; 61 associates).
Macy’s will continue to operate the Tysons Galleria store on a lease
from General Growth Properties. Macy’s also continues to operate another
store in McLean, VA, at the nearby Tysons Corner Center. The Quail
Springs Mall store closed in spring 2016. The other three stores –
Carolina Place, Greenwood Mall and Oakwood Mall – will continue
operations through the holiday season and will be closed in spring 2017.
The company is committed to treating associates affected by store
closings with respect and openness. Associates displaced by store
closings may be offered positions in nearby stores where possible.
Eligible full-time and part-time associates who are laid off due to the
store closings will be offered severance benefits.
The purchase price of the four stores was $46 million. Macy’s expects to
realize a gain of $32 million from the sales in the third quarter of
fiscal year 2016.
Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one
of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2015 sales of $27.079
billion. The company operates about 880 stores in 45 states, the
District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s,
Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury,
as well as the macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com
websites. Bloomingdale’s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC
under a license agreement.
All statements in this press release that are not statements of
historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are
based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and
are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a
variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing
of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring
charges, store closings, competitive pressures from specialty stores,
general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores,
manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television
shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of
the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and
other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news
releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom.
Media – Holly Thomas, 646-429-5250
– Matt Stautberg, 513-579-7780