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US Store Closures: Where Are Department Stores Closing?

The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted the US department store sector. We offer a state-wise depiction of the locations of over 1,300 store closures. We present maps of confirmed store closures by the major department stores that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year—including JCPenney, Stage Stores and Stein Mart—as well as by other companies such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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US Store Closures: Retailers Refocus on Product over Experiences, Driving Up Closures

As one result of the “mask economy” due to Covid-19, retailers are refocusing on product over experiences—a reversal of the previous trend toward experiential retail. We discuss how this shift is leading to retail store closures in the US, as well as its impact on e-commerce fulfillment and the implications for retailers and real estate firms.

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US Store Closures: Apparel Sector Accelerates Toward Record Number of Store Closures

Store closures are continuing to mount across various discretionary sectors in the US retail industry against the backdrop of Covid-19—with the apparel sector having seen a high number of permanent closures and bankruptcies so far in 2020. We provide an overview of these developments and discuss the outlook for the sector over the remainder of the year.

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