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About The Workshop at Macy’s

The Workshop at Macy’s is an exclusive retail vendor development program designed to give select high potential diverse-owned businesses the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry.

Education from Industry Experts

Macy’s, Inc. is a premier omnichannel retailer with iconic brands that serve customers through outstanding stores, dynamic online sites and mobile apps. Both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are known worldwide, and each has its own unique identity and customer focus. Bluemercury is widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain.

Macy’s, Inc. clearly recognizes that the customer is paramount and that all actions and omnichannel strategies must be directed toward providing a personalized merchandise offering and shopping experience online and in store.


Fostering the Next Generation of Diverse-owned Merchandise Suppliers

Diversity is at the core of the Macy’s, Inc. approach to doing business. It touches all areas of our company. We expect our associates, our advertising and in-store presentations and the companies with which we do business to reflect the diverse multicultural marketplace we serve.

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A Message From Our Chairman & CEO

A Message From Our Chairman & CEO

“At Macy’s, Inc., we are committed to diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our business.”

-Jeff Gennette, Chairman and CEO Macy’s, Inc.

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The Workshop at Macy’s

The Workshop at Macy’s, our company’s first business development program, was launched in 2011 to foster growth in the next generation of diverse-owned merchandise suppliers. Conducted annually, this program is a foundational element of our commitment to vendor diversity.

125 Graduated Businesses

With over 125 graduated businesses, May 2019 marked the ninth year of the program as well as the continued creation of a viable pipeline of enterprises that will grow to become successful partners with Macy’s, Inc. and other retailers.

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“A Life-changing Experience.”

The Workshop at Macy’s participants, many of whom describe the experience as “life-changing,” have taken what they’ve learned and grown their businesses to new levels after taking part in The Workshop at Macy’s. Visit our alumni page to hear their stories!

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Making A Difference

In 2018, Macy’s spend with diverse businesses – including purchases from The Workshop at Macy’s graduates - contributed $1.8 billion to the US economy and sustained almost 10,800 jobs. Our Supplier Diversity Program’s support of diverse businesses contributes to the health and growth of the communities where we all live and do business.

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