Report: More than 8,000 retail stores already closed in 2019

Report: More than 8,000 retail stores already closed in 2019

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About 8,200 retail stores have already closed in 2019, according to a report from Business Insider. 

The report also sites data from commercial real estate firm CoStar Group, which estimated a closing of a record 102 million square feet of store space in 2017 and a whopping 155 million square feet in 2018. 

Here are the retailers closing the most locations. 

1. Payless ShoeSource - 2,500 stores 

2. Gymboree - 805 stores 

3. Dress Barn - 650 stores 

4. Charlotte Russo - 520 stores 

4. Fred's - 520 stores 

6. Family Dollar - 390 stores 

7. Shopko - 371 stores 

8. Charming Charlie - 261 stores 

9. Chico's - 250 stores 

10. Gap - 230 stores 

11. Avenue - 222 stores

12. Walgreen's - 200 stores 

13. LifeWay - 170 stores 

14. Sears - 124 stores 

15. Kmart - 115 stores 

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