There’s absolutely no way to sugarcoat it—the retail sector is crashing.”
The hits just keep on coming on the retail front. From Carey Wedler at theantimedia.org:
Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipated “retail apocalypse,” as Business Insider describes it.
The outlet reports that over the next couple months, more than 3,500 stores are expected to close:
“Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart are among the companies shutting down stores, along with middle-of-the-mall chains like Crocs, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Guess.”
Some stores, like Bebe and The Limited, are closing all of their locations to focus more on online sales. Other larger chains, like JC Penney, are “aggressively paring down their store counts to unload unprofitable locations and try to staunch losses,” Business Insider notes. Sears and K-Mart are following a similar trajectory moving forward.
Sears is shutting down 150 Sears…
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