Macy’s announced on Monday that it will offer grocery items, including produce, in its stores in the US.
The grocery company will offer produce in select stores from now through July.
It is the first time it will serve food in a store since Macy’s began offering groceries at the end of 2015.
The announcement comes at a time of economic uncertainty and concern about the effect of global warming on the environment.
In a statement, Macy’s said that its decision to offer groceries is a response to consumer feedback.
“We know that you have a strong desire to eat locally, but you don’t want to buy items from stores where you’re not sure how long it will take to arrive,” said the company in a statement.
“We know you want to shop for the products you need and feel like you can trust that the store has the best products and staff, but we also know that we have a great product range to choose from.
This is where we are at now.
We are working hard to find the best ways to serve our customers.”
The move follows Macy’s announcement in August that it would expand its grocery business to a second location in Brooklyn, Brooklyn.