25,000 stores are predicted to close in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates industry upheaval
One result of the coronavirus pandemic could be as many as 25,000 store closures announced by retailers this year, as the crisis takes a toll on many businesses, and already has pushed some over the brink and into bankruptcy.

U.S. retailers could announce between 20,000 and 25,000 closures in 2020, according to a tracking by Coresight Research, with 55% to 60% of those situated in America’s malls. That would also mark a record — which was previously the more than 9,300 locations in 2019.

Key Points

  • U.S. retailers could announce between 20,000 and 25,000 closures this year, according to a tracking by Coresight Research, with 55% to 60% of those situated in America’s malls.

  • That would also mark a record for the industry.

  • Coresight was previously forecasting there could be more than 15,000 store closures announced by retailers in 2020.
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RSK: Some big numbers here and landlords will be scrambling to find new tenants or re purposes their properties. Values will fall even more.



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