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Jones Store, others to take Macy’s name

July 29, 2005

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The Jones Store - in name, anyway - is about to be no more.

Federated Department Stores Inc. announced plans Thursday to change the names of 330 stores across the country as part of Federated's pending acquisition of May Department Stores Inc.

The Jones Store, which has locations in Topeka and the Kansas City area, is among 10 regional nameplates set to be dropped by Federated in the fall of 2006.

Most of the stores will carry a familiar name: Macy's, which is Federated's flagship. But a small number may be changed to Bloomingdale's, officials said.

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