CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced it has signed an agreement with Best Buy to test licensed consumer electronics departments in 10 Macy’s stores to open in early November 2015.
Plans call for Best Buy licensed shops of about 300 square feet to open in Macy’s stores in various markets throughout the U.S.
The space will be staffed by Best Buy employees and feature Samsung smartphones, tablets and smart watches, as well as audio devices (including Bluetooth speakers and headphones) and accessories (including cases, chargers and other peripherals) from Samsung and other brands.
“We are delighted that consumer electronics will be returning to selected Macy’s stores through this test, which will allow us to learn how we can best serve our customers’ needs in this very sophisticated category. Our customers have expressed interest in electronics for self-purchase and gift-giving, and this collaboration with Best Buy reinforces Macy’s as a shopping destination throughout the year for the products that are most in demand,” said Macy’s, Inc. President Jeff Gennette. “We will test and learn, along with Best Buy, through the holidays and into 2016 before deciding on next steps.”
Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2014 sales of $28.105 billion. The company operates about 885 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet 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.
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