Great, now every department store will feature overpriced Macy's brands and a lower level of customer service, Federated Department Stores is buying May Co., meaning, as far as I can tell, there'll be just one giant department store company left. One. And if there's anything better for consumers than one, sole operator in an industry, I don't know what it is.
On the brightside, makes post-Christmas returns easier.
What a shame - I much prefer Robinson's May. And what of Filene's Basement? (eastern readers know what I'm talking about.)