Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 40 Stores

| Daniela Forte

Bed Bath & Beyond announced the closing of 40 stores and may close more stores if it cannot negotiate more favorable lease terms with its landlords. Here is how the company is reimagining its bricks-and-mortar presence in the age of ecommerce.

JCPenney Announces More Store Closures

| Daniela Forte

JCPenney plans to close 18 full-line stores in the second quarter, including three locations previously announced in January, executives told analysts on an earnings call, recording an estimated pre-tax charge of about $15 million in the process.

Gymboree to File for Bankruptcy, Close Stores

| Daniela Forte

Gymboree could file for bankruptcy protection as early as this week, according to CNBC, the company’s second filing in less than two years. The company is also is also looking to sell its Janie & Jack brand, which has 139 stores, and close hundreds of other locations.

Lampert Succeeds in Sears Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Auction

| Daniela Forte

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert succeeded with his bid in the bankruptcy auction, USA Today reported. If the judge signs off, this deal could prevent Sears from liquidating the rest of its stores. Here’s the latest in his last-ditch effort to save the struggling, iconic retailer.

Gymboree Considers Closing Half Its Stores

| Daniela Forte

Gymboree could be closing half of its 900 stores a year after emerging from bankruptcy, when it was one of the few retailers managing to escape liquidation in that scenario as ecommerce continues to eat away at brick-and-mortar chains.

Destination Maternity Plans to Close Up to 280 Stores By 2022

| Daniela Forte

Destination Maternity joins a long line of retail downsizers in recent years, announcing plans to close up to 280 unprofitable stores by 2022, including 117 in fiscal 2018 and another 42 to 67 locations in 2019. Here is how much the company expects to save with these closings.

Sears to Close 46 More Stores

| Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings Inc. announced it plans to close 46 more stores as part of ongoing efforts to streamline its operations, strengthen its capital position and focus on its best performing stores. Stores are expected to close by November.

Sears CEO Offers $400 Million for Kenmore

| Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings CEO Edward Lampert entered a bid of $400 million to acquire the Kenmore brand, in a letter to the Sears board, offering to pick up the Sears Home Services division for $70 million to $80 million. See why this move is critical and what it means for Sears’ future.