Michaels slashes pricing on over 5,000 products to 2019 levels or lower

Apr 25, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Michaels, the arts and crafts giant, has embarked on a pricing revolution, slashing costs on over 5,000 items across various categories like arts, crafts, DIY, and home decor. The price cuts are substantial, with discounts of up to 40% on items such as paint, markers, pens, papers, stickers, canvases, and T-shirts. This move, highlighted through in-store displays, ads, and emails, aims to bring prices down to 2019 levels or even lower, catering to customers seeking value amidst economic strains.

The company emphasized the importance of offering exceptional value in the current climate, making creativity more accessible and providing customers with more reasons to choose Michaels. The price drop aligns with Michaels’ broader transformation, including initiatives like MakerPlace, birthday party planning services, and an expanded fabric assortment.

The company’s efforts have been recognized with an upgrade from S&P Global Ratings, reflecting improvements in operating margin and cash generation. Michaels’ pricing strategy echoes recent moves by other retailers like At Home, Ikea, and Fly by Jing, signaling a broader trend in the retail landscape. As Michaels aims to support customers in stretching their dollars, its pricing reset promises a boon for DIY enthusiasts and budget-conscious shoppers alike.


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