Department store chain Macy’s says it plans to close roughly 100 of its 730 stores, some of which have already closed.
If your local Macy’s is still standing, you might have noticed some other surprising changes the last time you were there. The retailer is mirroring discount chains such as T.J. Maxx and Nordstrom Rack by letting customers get their own shoes and makeup, as opposed to working with a sales associate.
6. Sears And Kmart
Roughly 150 Sears and Kmart locations are closing early this year—that’s 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears locations across the country.
The newest closures are in addition to 46 closures the company announced internally in December. Though there are still roughly 1,500 stores remaining, the company has closed 60 percent of its locations since 2011—not good.
Our advice? Use those gift cards fast, in case the company decides to shutter even more stores.
HHGregg, the electronics and appliance retailer based in Indianapolis, announced this month that it was closing 88 of its stores by April, which represents 40 percent of all locations. The stores are located in 15 states, which will unfortunately result in about 1,500 layoffs.
Shoppers in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia will have to say goodbye to their local HHGregg.
The popular drugstore chain is closing 70 stores in early 2017. Don’t worry—there are still more than 9,500 CVS locations across the country.