Barnes & Noble, JCP, Sears to Close Hundreds of Stores in 2013

— February 05, 2013

After the magical 2012 holiday season settles, retailers release their annual sales and earnings reports. The holidays are often a make it or break it period. In the first quarter of the year many retailers assess store opening and store closings for the year. Some retailers who are making such plans have been struggling for many years. Others, such as Barnes & Noble and Gamestop, are fighting for relevance in the digital era.
Those retailers that have announced store closings in 2013 include eight large national retailers. The plans include closing more than 2,000 stores. Below is a rundown of projected closings in 2013. For the full story as reported by 24/7 Wall St., click here.
1.       Best Buy                              200-250
2.       Barnes & Noble                     190-240
3.       Sears                                   175-225 Kmart; 100-125 Sears
4.       JCPenney                             300-350
5.       Office Depot                         125-150
6.       Gamestop                            500-600
7.       OfficeMax                            150-175
8.       RadioShack                          450-550
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