The bronze signs on the department store's exterior walls still read Marshall Field's, but to Rick Roche, the transformed 10-story Macy's on Chicago's State Street is an unwelcome invader."They're not going to get any of my business," huffed Roche, 52, a reference librarian from Downers Grove, Ill. He cut up a Macy's credit card after the retailer acquired Field's and other regional department stores as part of an $11 billion buyout of May Department Stores Co. in August 2005.
Macy's Isn't Magical to Everyone ; Its Takeover of May Stores Angers Loyalists
In September, Federated Department Stores Inc. took its Macy's brand nationwide, when longtime retailers with regional appeal such as Filene's, Kaufmann's, R...