In 2005, Federated Department Stores, Incorporated, announced a merger to build its nationwide Macy's brand.
A merger between Foley's and Macy's was effective in August of 2005, and even though you may have seen some changes at Post Oak Mall, come September Foley's will change its name.
"We are now at the point where we will be changing the name," Marybeth Murphy the General Manager at Foley's said. "All of the Foley's stores in the Southwest area and all the main company stores nationwide will change their nameplates to Macy's on Sept. 9."
The transition to the new name started in February of 2006, with minor changes. The store has discontinued and put on sale all items and brands exclusive to Foley's and not carried by Macy's, and some Macy's brands are already on display.
"You will see a much better department store," Murphy said. "It will be a very premier department store in our area."
Foley's employees are making the store more accessible, and analysts will study the Bryan-College Station market to offer items that customers want.
"We'll be a national brand, but we will be bought regionally and managed regionally," Murphy said. "We'll be a national brand that everyone loves, but we'll have a little bit more contact in a smaller group."
Foley's gift certificates will still be accepted, and the company will convert Foley's charge cards to the Macy's card.
The store has several events planned for the grand opening on Sept. 9, but the store has not released the details.