#Roommates, as more states begin the process of reopening their local economies, that means that many U.S. retailers are also following suit. One of the country’s largest retailers, Macy’s, has just announced plans to reopen all of its almost 800 stores within the coming weeks.
@NYTimes reports, Macy’s, has officially decided to reopen for business and recently made the formal announcement that it will reopen all 775 of its stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury and its major flagships in Manhattan, in the next six to eight weeks. The very ambitious plan is the latest sign of how eager the American retailers are to get back to business.
The Macy’s re-openings are expected to start on May 4th, with 68 stores opening doors in Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Following right behind on May 11th, Macy’s will reopen 50 more locations. Macy’s expects its reopened stores to bring in only about 15 to 20 percent of its typical business at first and “slowly build” from there. Macy’s stores have been closed since March 18th due to the coronavirus outbreak, causing the company’s sales to plummet severely.
To ensure that customers remain safe and healthy, Macy’s locations will be filled with signs reminding customers to stand six feet apart, plexiglass barriers will be installed at cash registers and hand sanitizer stations will be placed by elevators and escalators.
Additionally, “No touch” consultations will be the rule at beauty counters and ear piercing, bra fittings and alterations will be temporarily suspended. Fitting room use will be limited, while all employees will be required to wear company-issued cloth masks.
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