Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, #3: Gymboree to Close 800 Stores, Chico’s Set to Close 250 Stores Over Three Years

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Key Points

Coresight Research tracks store openings and closures for a selected group of retailers in the U.S. and the U.K., as well as major U.S. store bankruptcies.

  • Year to date in 2019, U.S. retailers have announced 1,725 store closures and 1,379 store openings.
  • Children’s apparel retailer Gymboree filed for Chapter 11 protection, plans to close 800 stores.
  • Chico’s will close 250 stores over a three-year period.
  • Shopko has filed for bankruptcy and will close 38 additional stores.
  • Indochino plans to open 20 stores in North America.
  • Macy’s will shutter eight stores.
  • J. Crew will shut at least five stores.
  • Kohl’s will close four stores and open four small format stores.
  • Year to date in 2019, U.K. retailers have announced 220 store closures and 253 store openings.
  • Marks & Spencer has given details on its next round of store closures.
  • Debenhams may close 40 additional stores, on top of the 50 potential closures announced in October.

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