Open Call: Macy's Vendor Development Program

Open Call: Macy’s Vendor Development Program

Macy's shows potential multicultural and/or women-owned business owners how to perform and sustain growth in the retail industry

Macy’s is looking for a few good vendors. Currently, the retailer is accepting applications for its newly crafted vendor development program.

The Workshop at Macy’s is a comprehensive week-long training course set to start in the spring for up to 20 participants. Free to those selected to participate, classes will be held at Macy’s Herald Square Corporate Offices in New York City, and taught by Macy’s senior level merchants. The program will also offer a number of expert panelists, including Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price.

According to the company, the program’s goal will be to educate, prepare, and mentor high potential multicultural and/or women-owned businesses on how to perform and sustain growth in the retail industry. With a curriculum scheduled to tackle strategic planning, branding, sales and marketing, and access to capitol, among other topics, the program will offer participants a world-class toolkit essential for business growth and development.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 online or by mail. For full program details, including requirements and how to apply, visit All eligible applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be asked to attend an in-person interview. Final selections will be made after all prospective candidates are interviewed. Classes begin spring 2011.

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