Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 60 Stores

| Daniela Forte

Bed Bath & Beyond announced it is closing an additional 20 stores from the original 40 the company announced in April. Here is how the company is reimagining its brick-and-mortar presence in the age of ecommerce.

Walgreens Plans to Close 200 U.S. Stores

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to cut costs, Walgreens plans to close 200 U.S. stores, two years after it acquired Rite Aid and expanded its footprint to 9,500 stores. The closures are expected to cause “minimal disruption to customers and patients,” the company said in a statement, adding it will find jobs for affected employees in nearby locations.

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.