Stores are closing their doors
With the economy at a low many stores are closing their doors!!! Check out the list below:
Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nationwide A company spokeswoman said
the company hasn't revealed which stores will be shuttered. It will
let the stores that will close this fiscal year know over the next
Eddie Bauer to close more stores
Eddie Bauer has already closed 27 shops in the first quarter and
plans to close up to two more outlet stores by the end of the year.
Cache closing stores
Women's retailer Cache announced that it is closing 20 to 23 stores
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines closing 150 stores nationwide
The owner of retailers Lane Bryant , Fashion Bug , Catherines Plus
Sizes will close about 150 underperforming stores this year.
The company hasn't provided a list of specific store closures and
can't say when it will offer that info, spokeswoman Brooke Perry said
Talbots, J. Jill closing stores
About a month ago, Talbots announced that it will be shuttering all
78 of its kids and men's stores. Now the company says it will close
another 22 underperforming stores.. The 22 stores will be a mix of
Talbots women's and J. Jill , another chain it owns. The closures
will occur this fiscal year, according to a company press release.
Gap Inc. closing 85 stores
In addition to its namesake chain, Gap also owns Old Navy and Banana
Republic . The company said the closures - all planned for fiscal
2008 - will be weighted toward the Gap brand.
Foot Locker to close 140 stores
In the company press release and during its conference call with
analysts today, it did not specify where the future store closures -
all plan ned in fiscal 2008 - will be. The company could not be
immediately reached for comment
Wickes is going out of business
Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its
stores, Wickes, a 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income
customers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
Goodbye Levitz / BOMBAY - closed already
The furniture retailer, which is going out of business. Levitz first
announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of its
stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910 when Richard
Levitz opened his first furniture store in Lebanon, PA. In the 1960s,
the warehouse/showroom concept brought Levitz to the forefront of the
furniture industry. The local Levitz closures will follow the
shutdown of Bombay.
Zales, Piercing Pagoda closing stores
The owner of Zales and Piercing Pagoda previously said it plans to
close 82 st ores by July 31. Today, it announced that it is closing
another 23 underperforming stores. The company said it's n ot pro
viding a list of specific store closures. Of the 105 locations
planned for closure, 50 are kiosks and 55 are stores.
Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores The Walt Disney
Company announced it acquired about 220 Disney Stores from
subsidiaries of The Children's Place Retail Stores. The exact number
of stores acquired will depend on negotiations with landlords. Those
subsidiaries of Children's Place filed for bankruptcy protection in
late March. Walt Disney in the news release said it has also obtained
right to close about 98 Disney Stores in the U.S. The press release
didn't list those stores.
Home Depot store closings (E. Brunswick, Rt 18 just put up their
ATLANTA - Nearly 7+ months after its chief executive said there were
no plans to cut the number of its c ore retail stores, The Home Depot
Inc. announced Thursday that it is shuttering 15 of them amid a
slumping U.S. economy and housing market. The move will affect 1,300
employees. It is the first time the world's largest home improvement
store chain has ever closed a flagship store for performance reasons.
Its shares rose almost 5 percent. The Atlanta-based company said the
underperforming U.S.stores being closed represent les! s than 1
percent of its existing sto res. They will be shuttered within the
next two months.
CompUSA (CLOSED) clarifies details on store closings Any extended
warranties purchased for products through CompUSA will be honored by
a third-party provider, Assurant Solutions. Gift cards, rain checks,
and rebates purchased prior to December 12 can be redeemed at any
time during the final sale. For those who have a gadget currently in
for service with CompUSA, the repair will be
completed and the gadget will be returned to owners.http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9834177-7html
Macy's - 9 stores
Movie Gallery - 160 stores as part of reorganization plan to exit
bankruptcyThe video rental company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie
and Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the video
chain closed last fall.
Pacific Sunwear - 153 Demo stores
Pep Boys - 33 stores
Sprint Nextel - 125 retail locations New Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse
appears to have inherited a company bleeding subsc ribers by the
thousands, and will now officially be dropping the ax on
4,000 employees and 125 retail locations. Amid the loss of 639,000
postpaid customers in the fourth quarter, Sprint will be cutting a
total of 6.7% of its work force (following the 5,000 layoffs last
year) and 8% of company-owned brick-and-mortar stores, while
remaining mute on other rumors that it will consolidate its
headquarters in Kansas . Sprint Nextel shares are down $2.89, or
nearly 25%, at the time of this writing.
J. C. Penney, Lowe's and Office Depot are scaling back
Ethan Allen Interiors: The company announced plans to close 12 of 300+
stores in an effort to cut costs.
Wilsons the Leather Experts - 158 stores
Pacific Sunwear will close its 154 Demo stores after a review of
strategic alternatives for the urban-apparel brand. Seventy-four
underperforming Demo stores closed last May.
Sharper Image: The company recently filed for bankruptcy protection
and an nounced that 90 of its 184 stores are closing. The retailer
will still operate 94 stores to pay off debts, but 90 of these stores
have performed poorly and also may close.
Bombay Company: (Freehold Mall store closed) The company unveiled
plans to close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores. The
company's online storefront has discontinued operations.
KB Toys posted a list of 356 stores that it is closing around the
United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. To
see the list of store closings, go to the KB Toys Information web
site, and click on Press Information
Dillard's to Close More Stores
Dillard's Inc. said it will continue to focus on closing
underperforming stores, reducing expenses and improving its
merchandise in 2008. At the company's annual shareholder meeting, CEO
William Dillard II said the company will close another six
underperforming stores this year.