March 27, 2005

A Sign of Things to Come?

Our retail scout on the scene in the South, where they're a few years ahead of us in the Macy's buyout experience, reports that a few weekends ago saw the official changing of all the hybridized names (Lazarus-Macy's and Goldsmith's-Macy's, two of the formerly family-owned stores) to just plain "Macy's." The company sent in some of its famous Thanksgiving Parade balloons to help the medicine go down and in general the corporate-enforced tone was one of celebration.

So, we may have "Famous-Barr-Macy's" for a while, but when a giant Garfield comes to town, heads may roll...

Posted by Miss Cherry at 12:12 AM | Shop