Pier 1 Imports said it plans to close up to 450 stores, nearly half of its 942 locations, reduce headcount and shutter some distribution centers along with other expense reductions as the company is reportedly weighing bankruptcy. The company reported a 11.4% drop in same-store sales and a 13.3% drop in net sales in Q3.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Children everywhere can rejoice, as Toys R Us plans to make a comeback with stores in time for the holiday season. A year after shuttering operations in the U.S., Toys R Us will return with half a dozen stores and an ecommerce site. Here is a look at the plans the the recently-defunct-and-now-back toy company has for the holidays.
The seemingly weekly drumbeat of retailers either closing stores or filing for bankruptcy is evidence of the ongoing seismic shift in customer demands and expectations, and the failure of many to pivot fast enough to meet them. Here is how retailers should navigate through the changing tides of the industry.
Mall-based women’s apparel retailer Charlotte Russe has been added to the ongoing list of troubled companies in the sector, announcing its plans to liquidate and close all of its stores within the next two months. In February, it announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and close approximately 94 stores.