- More than 3,800 stores are set to close across the US in 2018.
- Retailers including Walgreens, Toys R Us, and Gap are closing hundreds of stores each.
- A retail apocalypse is ripping through the industry, leaving clearance sales and empty malls in its wake.
Department stores like Macy’s, Sears, and JCPenney, and retailers including Toys R Us, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Bebe have decided to close dozens of stores.
Walking through a mall in 2018 is like walking through a graveyard.
Here’s photographic evidence that a retail apocalypse is hitting the United States hard:
Perhaps most emblematic of the retail apocalypse are photos of dead malls.
As customers increasingly shop online, malls are suffering the consequences.
Visits to malls declined by 50% from 2010 to 2013, according to the real-estate research firm Cushman & Wakefield.