American retailers already announced 6,000 store closures this year. That's more than all of last year

America has too many stores, at least based on the opinion of consumers and major retailers. While I’ve previously discussed how store closures are being offset by store opens, particularly from outlets like Dollar General, the data still holds: this year, US retailers have announced that 5,994 stores will close which already exceeds last year's total of 5,864 closure announcements.


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