Friday, March 9, 2012

Complete List of U.S. 2011 Retail Store Closings


The website About.com ran a helpful list of what they claim are all U.S. retail store closings for calendar year 2011. I'm a little skeptical because they only have Barnes & Noble listed as having closed one store, and I know that the B&N location in the ritzy Georgetown neighorhood of DC recently closed. I can't believe that was the only one.

Anyway, Some of the big names like Borders and Blockbuster were well publicized. Others, less so. Anyway, here is the list and the number of closings for each:
633 Borders

405 Blockbuster

200 GameStop

189 Gap

160 f.y.e.

117 Anchor Blue

117 Foot Locker

100 Talbot's

71 A.J. Wright

69 Metropark

63 Friendly's

60 Rite Aid

52 Destination Maternity

50 Abercrombie & Fitch

50 Hot Topic

45 Big Lots

45 Family Dollar

43 Select Comfort

43 Sonic Drive-In

35 Denny's

32 Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (SuperFresh, Pathmark Super Market)

30 Ultimate Electronics

28 Dominos

25 Superfresh (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company)

20 Lowe's

19 Sears

15 Stride Rite & Sperry (Collective Brands)

12 Bassett Home Furnishings

11 Sony Style

10 Donut Connection

10 Staples

9 Express, Inc.

7 Conn's

7 Dollar Tree

7 Johnny Rockets

7 Kenneth Cole

7 Pier One

7 Starbucks

6 Acme

6 Albertsons

6 Loehmann’s

6 Popeye's

6 Select Comfort

6 Shaw's

5 BJ's Wholesale Club

5 Books-A-Million

5 Crawford Retail Outlet

5 Edwin Watts Golf Shops (Sears in-store)

5 JCPenney

5 Sixth Ave. Electronics

5 Stage Stores

4 Filene's Basement

4 Wal-Mart Marketside

3 Shoe Carnival

3 84 Lumber

3 Macy's

3 Marsh

3 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

3 Schnuck Markets

3 Thomasville Furniture

2 HP Palm Web OS

2 Cato

2 It's Fashion (Cato)

2 Kmart

2 Safeway

2 Pacific Sunwear of California

1 Ace Hardware

1 American Eagle Outfitters

1 Barnes & Noble

1 Boston’s Gourmet Pizza

1 Bright Light

1 Chanel Outlet

1 Coach

1 Dillard’s

1 Euphoria

1 Finish Line

1 Foodsource Supermarket

1 Fred’s Beds

1 French Connection Outlet

1 Gallery Warehouse Furniture

1 Giant Supermarket

1 Hallmark

1 Harry & David Outlet

1 Home Depot

1 JC Penney Outlet Stores

1 Kay Jewelers

1 Kenneth Cole Outlet

1 Kohl's

1 Lane Bryant

1 Liz Claiborne Outlet

1 Miss Sixty Outlet

1 New York & Co

1 Payless Shoe Source

1 Petco

1 Quiznos

1 Restoration Hardware

1 Saks

1 Timberland Factory Store

1 Toys ‘R Us

1 Tractor Supply

1 Williams-Sonoma Outlet
The article also contains this little tidbit:
Many experts believe that the number of retail establishments per capita in the United States was excessive even before the economy recessed. According to the 2007 Economic Census, there were 1,122,703 retail establishments in the United States and a total of 14.2 billion square feet of retail space. That means that there is approximately 46.6 square feet of retail space per capita in the U.S., compared to two square feet per capita in India, 1.5 square feet per capita in Mexico, 23 square feet per capita in the United Kingdom, 13 square feet per capita in Canada, and 6.5square feet per capita in Australia.
Gee, ya think?


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1 comment:

  1. Closing Dollar stores cannot be a good sign...

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