34 companies that could be the next to announce mass store closures

Retail stores are closing at a breakneck pace this year, and the carnage is far from over.

More than 3,600 store closures have been announced since January, and up to 10,000 are expected to close before the end of the year, according to a new report on store activity and retail health by the credit consulting firm F&D Reports.

The firm identified 34 companies that are the most vulnerable in the US, meaning they could be next to announce mass store closures and/or pursue more “aggressive alternatives,” such as filing for bankruptcy, if sales trends don’t improve.

The list includes mall stores like Neiman Marcus, Sears (which has already announced more than 180 store closures this year), Claire’s, and J. Crew, as well as restaurants like Ruby Tuesday and Noodles and Co.

Here’s the full list of vulnerable companies and their store counts, according to F&D Reports:

  • frankw

    And yet we still read and hear the oft repeated meme that the economy is improving. Really? It can go up and down at the same time? Someone is BSing us.

    • Jeffrey Spinner

      THE ECONOMY IS GREAT! For the oligarchs. The oligarchs can’t just win. They don’t feel rich unless YOU are poor. Oligarchs don’t just want to win, but see you lose. This is an internecine fight and the plebs are losing. Oligarchs orgasm while watching torture, death and destruction, IF it’s not them. rtfMRI scans prove so. Easy to find a list of studies googling it. (I use smartpage com as a google proxy)

      “There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my
      class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

      All I care about is that all those white women rejoicing while replacing white men in corps thinking they would never get replaced or fired HAVE BEEN en mass in the last two years.

      So welcome home, honey. Welcome home. Now what? There’s no men to target to take money from, cause YOU had replaced him.

      Read up on what’s going on in South Africa right now to the white people. That is your future, baby.