November 29th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

People Lineup at Macy's Overnight to Shop: CEO Terry Lundgren Says "Happy with Decision"

It's Black Friday, but several stores got an early jump on the shopping frenzy. The doors at Macy's opened at 8pm last night as bargin hunters raced to be the first to snag the best deals.

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren spoke to CNN's Michaela Pereira right from the center of the fray, outside of Macy's flagship store in New York City's Herald Square.

When Pereira asked about the controversial decision to open the store on Thanksgiving, he responded:

"We offered to our full time team and said 'what would you like to do? would you like to work at that 8pm opening hour?' and we filled 90 percent of those jobs with our regular staff. They wanted to work..."


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