All 2013 Store Closings in the US Retail Industry

Roundup of Retailers Closing Underperforming Locations or Going Out of Business

© Barbara Farfan for About.com


As the calendar changed to the year 2013, news of store closings by the largest U.S. retail industry chains were small in comparison to the number of store closings that had already been announced shortly after the 2012 New Year. No news is good news when it comes to 2013 store closings, particularly after disappointing Christmas retail season results.

At the beginning of 2012, Sears Holdings was announcing the closing of 100 - 120 of its Sears and Kmart stores.

Things haven’t turned around much for Sears or Kmart in 2012, and it would be no surprise if the chain announced even more store closings in 2013. Additionally, other retail chains that have been struggling like JCPenney, Blockbuster, Abercrombie & Fitch, and PacSun are expected to do some kind of downsizing in 2013, in alignment with their diminishing sales and dwindling customer base.

What follows is a complete, updated, and ongoing list of U.S. retail chains that are closing underperforming retail locations, downsizing, or going out of business in the 2013 calendar year.

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What follows is a complete roundup of U.S. retail chains that are closing underperforming stores, downsizing, or going out of business in the 2013 calendar year. Information for this 2012 Store Closing List was obtained from reports made available to the general public through news reports, corporate documents, and company press releases.

This Store Closings list is arranged numerically according to the number of store closings.

The number in the left column is the total number of stores that have been designated for closing in 2013. This list will be updated continuously throughout 2013 as more information about U.S. retail chain store closings domestically and internationally becomes available The latest additions are indicated with bold lettering. This list was last updated on September 25, 2013.

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Complete List of U.S. Retail Store Closings in 2013:

460  Blockbuster (300 in the U.S., 160 in the UK)

432   Fashion Bug

250  GameStop

199  Fresh & Easy

189  Barnes & Noble (over 10 years)

189  The Gap (started in 2012, completed in 2013 )

180  Abercrombie & Fitch (closings started in 2012, and will continue "over the next few years”)

170  Jones Group (by mid-2014 )

168  Caribou Coffee

130  Wendy’s

123  Collective Brands (Payless, Strike Rite - closings started in 2012)

120  Sears/Kmart

100  McDonald's Japan

70    US Cellular

67    Qdoba

60    Ascena Group (Dress Barn, Maurices, Lane Bryant, Catherines)

63    Build-A-Bear (through 2014)

56    GNC

50    Abercrombie & Fitch (US in 2013)

50    Dine Equity (IHOP, Applebees)

50    Family Dollar

45    Bakers

45    Staples Europe

40    Aeropostale

40    Staples US

36    New York & Co.



33    Sweetbay

33    Thomasville Furniture

30    Aldi (over 2 years)

30    Destination Maternity

30    Windstream

30    Zales

28    Fred's

22    CCS (Foot Locker)

20    American Eagle Outfitters

20    Apple

20    Barnes & Noble (in 2013)

20     Hibbett

20    Jewel

20    OfficeMax

17    CO-OP (Barney's)

17    Mattress Firm

17    Namco

17    Southern States Cooperative

15    Best Buy (Canada>

15    Cato (incuding It's Fashion)

15    Finish Line

15    Kirkland's

14    ACO Hardware

14    Branch Brook

14    Cache

14    Pier One

13    Belle Foods

13    Marlin & Ray’s Restaurants

12    Okey Dokey Grocery Markets

12    Rite Aid

10    Best Buy (U.S.>

10    Maidenform Brands

10    Quiksilver

9      Brodkey’s Jewelers

8      Applebee's

8      Arden B

8      Food Lion (Delhaize)

8      Orchard Supply Hardware

8      Papa John's

7      Bi-Lo

7      Shoe Carnival

6      Baja Fresh

6      Cokesbury

6      Kroger

6      Shaw's

6      Shoney’s

6      Stop & Shop

5      Haggen Grocery Stores

5      Macy’s

5      Plass Appliance & Furniture

5      Orchard Supply Hardware

5      Swifty's

4      Magruders

4      Paula Deen's Kitchen Restaurants

3      A&P

3      Bottom Dollar Food (Delhaize)

3      Dillard’s

3      Jewel Osco

3      Leona’s

3      Motherhood Maternity

3      Pathmark

3      Sam’s Food City

3      Sears Canada

3      Sony (1 US, 2 Australia)

3      Tommy Hilfiger (Israel)

3      USA Drug

3      West Marine

3      Winn-Dixie

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Complete List of U.S. Retail Store Closings in 2013 (continued):

2      7-Eleven

2      Carter's

2      Circle K Furniture

2      Food Emporium (A&P)

2      Giant Grocery

2      Gilbert's El Charro

2      H-E-B

2      Hooters

2      jcpenney

2      KFC

2      Lowes Food

2      Maggie Rita’s

2      Marsh Supermarkets

2      Pardon My French

2      Quizno's

2      Ralph's

2      Ray’s Hell Burger

2      Rockfish Seafood Grill

2      Ryans

2      Savvy Spaces

2      Soccer Plus

2      SuperFresh

2      Taco Tico

2      Tiffany's

2      Truffles Grill

2      Vanns

2      Wal-Mart China

2      Wingstop

1      Back Yard Burgers

1      Baja Grill

1      Bath & Body Works

1      Big Lots

1      Bloomingdale’s

1      Bochner Chocolates

1      Bojangles

1      Bon-Ton

1      Christopher & Banks

1      Coldwater Creek

1      Cole Haan

1      David Z Shoe Store

1      Flat Top Grill

1      Fred Meyer

1      Friendly’s

1      f.y.e.



1      Gap - Australia

1      GapKids - Australia

1      Easy Street Records

1      Eddie Bauer Outlet

1      H&M

1      Harris Teeter

1      Hollister

1      J. Crew

1      JoAnn Fabrics

1      Martin's Food Markets

1      Meijer

1      Patricia Shoppe

1      Penn Station East Coast Subs

1      Perkins

1      Pinkberry

1      QFC

1      Rainbow Foods

1      Rita's Ice Custard Happiness

1      Ruby’s Diner

1      Second Time Around

1      Solar City

1      Southern Home Furnishings

1      Stein Mart

1      Top Food & Drug

1      Tuesday Morning

1      UPS Store

1      Victoria's Secret

1      Walgreens

1      Wet Seal

1      Whole Foods

1      Wing Dome

1      Younkers Furniture Gallery (Bon-Ton)

What follows is a complete list of U.S. retail store closings, and downsizings of the largest U.S. retail chains both domestically and internationally that are scheduled to happen in the 2013 calendar year. This list is arranged alphabetically, according to the name of the retail chain. The latest store closing additions are indicated with bold lettering.The store closings on this roundup list were last updated on September 25, 2013.





All 2013 U.S. Retail Industry Store Closings - Complete Alphabetized Company Listing of Store Closings:

2      7-Eleven

3      A&P

50    Abercrombie & Fitch (US in 2013)

14    ACO Hardware

40    Aeropostale

30    Aldi (over 2 years)

20    American Eagle Outfitters

20    Apple

8      Applebee's

8      Arden B

60    Ascena Group (Dress Barn, Maurices, Lane Bryant, Catherines)

1      Back Yard Burgers

6      Baja Fresh

1      Baja Grill

45    Bakers

20    Barnes & Noble (in 2013)

189  Barnes & Noble (over 10 years)

1      Bath & Body Works

13    Belle Foods

15    Best Buy (Canada>

10    Best Buy (U.S.>

7      Bi-Lo

1      Big Lots

460  Blockbuster (300 in the U.S., 160 in the UK)

1      Bloomingdale’s

1      Bochner Chocolates

1      Bojangles

1      Bon-Ton

3      Bottom Dollar Food (Delhaize)

14    Branch Brook

9      Brodkey’s Jewelers

63    Build-A-Bear (through 2014)

14    Cache

168  Caribou Coffee

2      Carter's

15    Cato (incuding It's Fashion)

22    CCS (Foot Locker)

1      Christopher & Banks

2      Circle K Furniture

6      Cokesbury

1      Coldwater Creek

1      Cole Haan

123  Collective Brands (Payless, Strike Rite - closings started in 2012)

17    CO-OP (Barney's)

1      David Z Shoe Store

30    Destination Maternity

3      Dillard’s

50    Dine Equity (IHOP, Applebees)

2      Dollar Tree

1      Easy Street Records

1      Eddie Bauer Outlet

50    Family Dollar

15    Finish Line

432  Fashion Bug

1      Flat Top Grill

2      Food Emporium (A&P)

8      Food Lion (Delhaize)

1      Fred Meyer

28    Fred's

199  Fresh & Easy

1      Friendly’s

1      f.y.e.



250  GameStop

189  The Gap (started in 2012, completed in 2013 )

1      Gap - Australia

1      GapKids - Australia

2      Giant Grocery

2      Gilbert's El Charro

56    GNC

1      H&M

5      Haggen Grocery Stores

2      H-E-B

2      Hallmark

1      Harris Teeter

20    Hibbett

1      Hollister

2      Hooters

1      J.

Crew

2      jcpenney

20    Jewel

3      Jewel Osco

1      JoAnn Fabrics

170  Jones Group (by mid-2014 )

2      KFC

15    Kirkland's

6      Kroger

3      Leona’s

2      Lowes Food

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Related: Click for the beginning of the 2013 alphabetized Retail Store Closings List

All 2013 U.S. Retail Industry Store Closings - Complete Alphabetical Company Listing of Store Closings (continued):

5      Macy’s

2      Maggie Rita’s

4      Magruders

10    Maidenform Brands

13    Marlin & Ray’s Restaurants

1      Martin's Food Markets

2      Marsh Supermarkets

17    Mattress Firm

100  McDonald's Japan

1      Meijer

3      Motherhood Maternity

17    Namco

36    New York & Co.



20    OfficeMax

12    Okey Dokey Grocery Markets

8      Orchard Supply Hardware

8      Papa John's

2      Pardon My French

3      Pathmark

1      Patricia Shoppe

4      Paula Deen's Kitchen Restaurants

1      Penn Station East Coast Subs

1      Perkins

14    Pier One

2      Pinkberry

5      Plass Appliance & Furniture

67    Qdoba

1      QFC

10    Quiksilver

2      Quizno's

1      Rainbow Foods

2      Ralph's

2      Ray’s Hell Burger

1      Rita's Ice Custard Happiness

12    Rite Aid

2      Rockfish Seafood Grill

1      Ruby’s Diner

2      Ryans

3      Sam’s Food City

2      Savvy Spaces

1      Second Time Around

3      Sears Canada

120  Sears/Kmart

6      Shaw's

7      Shoe Carnival

3      Shoney’s

2      Soccer Plus

1      Solar City

3      Sony (1 US, 2 Australia)

1      Southern Home Furnishings

17    Southern States Cooperative

45    Staples Europe

40    Staples US

1      Stein Mart

6      Stop & Shop

2      SuperFresh

33    Sweetbay

5      Swifty's

2      Taco Tico

33    Thomasville Furniture

2      Tiffany's

3      Tommy Hilfiger (Israel)

1      Top Food & Drug

2      Truffles Grill

1      Tuesday Morning

1      UPS Store

70    US Cellular

3      USA Drug

2      Vanns

1      Victoria's Secret

1      Walgreens

2      Wal-Mart China

130  Wendy’s

3      West Marine

1      Wet Seal

1      Whole Foods

30    Windstream

1      Wing Dome

2      Wingstop

3      Winn-Dixie

1      Younkers Furniture Gallery (Bon-Ton)

30    Zales

3      Winn-Dixie



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