Macy’s Surveys China For Overseas Growth

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  Macy’s is getting more serious about China and other potential overseas ventures. While no announcement on a China strategy appears imminent, senior-level Macy’s executives have made several trips there in recent months and are narrowing the possibilities.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Street Style

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Macy’s Eyeing China, International Expansion

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