Retailers are constantly changing their strategies to keep up with the changing shopping habits of customers.
Over the last few years, many retailers have decided to close their brick-and-mortar stores and pull out of malls, which were once the heart of American shopping experiences. In this article, we'll be discussing the upcoming closures of several clothing retailers, including Marshalls and H&M, which will begin this week.
Marshalls Closing a Location:
Marshalls is closing one of its stores next month, the discount retailer will permanently close its location in New York City. The store located on 78th Street in the Upper West Side neighborhood will have its last day of business on March 25th. The closure is a result of the company's decision to "assess and review [its] real estate strategies," says Andrew Mastrangelo, the Vice President for Communications at Marshalls parent company TJX.
H&M also Closing a Store:
H&M is also set to close one of its U.S. stores soon, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. The H&M store in Tupelo, Mississippi will be permanently shuttering its doors in March. The exact date of the closure is yet to be determined.
Circleville, Ohio's Beloved Retailer Closing:
Customers in Circleville, Ohio, should prepare to lose their favorite retailer, Sharff's Fashion, which will be closing its store in the coming days. The store will start its closing sale on February 3rd and will close once all inventory is sold. Sharff's Fashion was a smaller-scale chain that had been operating for 76 years in the community. However, by the end of 2019, only two locations were still in business, and by 2021, the Logan location closed, marking the end of the company.
Express Wilkes Barre Closure:
Residents of Pennsylvania recently lost an Express store, which closed its location in Wilkes Barre on January 28th. The store was located in the Wyoming Valley Mall, which reflects the migration of retailers away from former shopping hubs.
In conclusion, several clothing retailers are closing their stores due to the changing shopping habits of customers and the need to assess and review their real estate strategies. The closures of stores such as Marshalls, H&M, Sharff's Fashion, and Express, reflect the trend of retailers moving away from malls and former shopping hubs.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Have you noticed any of your favorite clothing stores closing down lately? What do you think is the reason for the closures of these stores? Have you had to change your shopping habits due to the closures of stores in your area?
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