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Which Retailers are Closing their Doors?

From Milo.com, Which Retailers are Closing their Doors? is an infographic showing which retail chains in America have closed the most locations.

Although the recession is technically now over, it was not without its victims. And while independent mom-and-pop stores certainly suffered, many chain stores across the country also felt the heat. Few retailers were safe from layoffs and store closings, but the entertainment and apparel industries in particular seem to have bore the brunt of the pain. Below are the retailers that had no choice but to close some, or all, of their doors.

Created by Column Five Media.

For our most recent infographic for Milo, we took a look at which of America’s largest retailers were closing up shop(s). This graphic illustrated the fifty retailers that were closing the most store locations.

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Reader Comments (5)

This site is money. Just found; great stuff; keep it up.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Thanks Anon!

June 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandy

That's a very interesting information.

Are these net or gross closings?
For instance, if 1 disney store is closing in Atlanta and another one opens in Orlando, how is it counted?
There is no total for All Retailers like in the other categories.

I'm thinking about another one, if you have the data.
Despite the recession, how many did open, and in which field?

Also, we don't know where the closures happened. What it general or just limited to some regions?

Out of every chain, what portion has closed? I guess 545 blockbusters is a significant number,
when 28 disney stores are probably marginal.

And, last but not least, I'm missing a very important information: when did it happen?
To be precise, what do you take as a start / end date for the recession?

Keep on with the nice work,


June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulien

the recession isnt over...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter...

Circuit City is noticeably absent from the electronics category. I know they sucked, but still. :) great graphic though

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJavachilly
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