Macy's off-price in-store concept, Columbus distribution center to bring 400 jobs

FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, shoppers walk into a Macy's department store at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Mass. Macy's reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Macy's announced they will be building a distribution center in Columbus and opening an off-price store within the store.

According to a press release from Macy's, the new distribution center along with Macy's Backstage will add more than 400 jobs in Ohio.

“Macy’s has a strong business in Ohio, and we are excited to continue building our presence in the state,” said Jeff Gennette, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and chief executive officer. “We are fueling the expansion of our Backstage concept by adding a new distribution center and creating 400 more Macy’s jobs in Columbus, Ohio. This new distribution center will enable us to move merchandise to our Backstage locations faster and with more flexibility.”

The Columbus distribution center is set to open in the fall of 2019.

Macy's Backstage will offer fashion lovers with another way to shop by providing customers with a store-within-store shopping experience featuring significant savings on top quality products. "Shoppers can expect great savings on apparel for men, women and children, as well as deals on an assortment of housewares, home textiles & decor, cosmetics, hair & nail care, gifts, jewelry, shoes, designer handbags, accessories, and activewear," according to the press release.

“Macy’s Backstage brings great deals, the thrill of the hunt and fun into our existing Macy’s locations," said Michelle Israel, Macy’s Senior Vice President of Off Price. "The focus on value and newness guarantees that with each visit, shoppers will find a compelling assortment of recognizable brands, trends and deals. We’re pleased to be expanding the Backstage shopping experience across all of our regions, including to the West Coast.”

The outlet store is set to open on June 16, inside Tuttle Crossing Mall.

The company plans to open 100 backstage locations this year, including in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo.

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