Macy’s is closing another 100 stores
In a sign of how dramatically the retail shopping landscape is changing, Macy’s is closing 100 of its stores nationwide.
Macy’s announced the closures Thursday. They represent about 15% of all Macy’s department stores. The iconic retailer did not disclose the locations of stores, but said most of them will be shut down in early 2017.
The Macy’s move is the latest in a wave of store closures amid the rise and success of Amazon and other online shopping options.
Sports Authority, once the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, is shutting all 450 of its stores after filing for bankruptcy. Other traditional retailers such as Target, JC Penney,Kmart, Sears and Kohl’s have also pulled the plug on hundreds of stores in recent months.
It’s a grim picture for retail store workers — there have been around 44,000 retail layoffs announced so far this year alone, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas data. Walmart’s closures alone impacted 16,000 workers.
but it means nothing eh?..continue on..
if this is occurring with the big guys then what is happening closer to the coal face?