Macy’s, Inc. (originally Federated Department Stores, Inc.) is an American holding company founded by Xavier Warren in 1929. Upon its establishment, Federated held ownership of the regional department store chains Abraham & Straus, Lazarus, Filene’s, and Shillito’s. Bloomingdale’s joined Federated Department Stores the following year. Throughout its early history, frequent acquisitions and divestitures saw the company operate a number of nameplates. In 1994, Federated took over the department store chain Macy’s. With the acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in 2005, the regional nameplates were retired and replaced by the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands nationwide by 2006. Ultimately, Federated itself was renamed Macy’s, Inc. in 2007.

Macy’s, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. It operates the subsidiaries Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and the beauty store chain Bluemercury, all of which have a flagship store located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. As of November, 2019, the company operated 871 stores in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Its namesake locations and related operations account for 90% of its revenue. According to Deloitte, Macy’s, Inc. is the world’s largest fashion goods retailer and the 36th largest retailer overall, based on the company’s reported 2010 retail sales revenue of $25 billion (equivalent to $29.3 billion in 2019).

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