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Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?

 
gebahie

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Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores? When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of them will close hundreds of stores before the end of 2013. Even Wal-Mart is running into problems. A recent internal Wal-Mart memo that was leaked to Bloomberg described February sales as a "total disaster". So why is this happening? Why are major retail chains all over America collapsing? Is the "retail apocalypse" upon us? Well, the truth is that this is just another sign that the U.S. economy is falling apart right in front of our eyes. Incomes are declining, taxes are going up, government dependence is at an all-time high, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has been steadily falling since 2006. The top 10% of all income earners in the U.S. are still doing very well, but most U.S. consumers are either flat broke or are drowning in debt. The large disposable incomes that the big retail chains have depended upon in the past simply are not there anymore. So retail chains all over the United States are now closing up unprofitable stores. This is especially true in low income areas.

When you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, the rapid decline of some of our largest retail chains really is stunning.

It is happening already in some areas, but soon half empty malls and boarded up storefronts will litter the landscapes of cities all over America.

Just check out some of these store closing numbers for 2013. These numbers are from a recent Yahoo Finance article...

Best Buy

Forecast store closings: 200 to 250

Sears Holding Corp.

Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125

J.C. Penney

Forecast store closings: 300 to 350

Office Depot

Forecast store closings: 125 to 150

Barnes & Noble

Forecast store closings: 190 to 240, per company comments

Gamestop

Forecast store closings: 500 to 600

OfficeMax

Forecast store closings: 150 to 175

RadioShack

Forecast store closings: 450 to 550

[link to michaelsnyder.mensnewsdaily.com]

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AlaskaLove

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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
This is in accordance to the prophecy.
Power is Given.
There are no Victims.
All the best in 2014, here is to a Prosperous, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
Having to hire convicted felons was the final straw I'm afraid.....
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
This is in accordance to the prophecy.
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what prophecy?
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This is in accordance to the prophecy.
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what prophecy?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28870983


the collapse bro
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End times. Collapse of America.
Power is Given.
There are no Victims.
All the best in 2014, here is to a Prosperous, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24793065


Yeah...so like EVERY store is sucking ass.
Brilliant.

cruise


Try getting some new SHILLING MATERIAL from your Commie masters.

failyou
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24793065


Yeah...so like EVERY store is sucking ass.
Brilliant.

cruise


Try getting some new SHILLING MATERIAL from your Commie masters.

:failyou:
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


No dude seriously. I'm not shilling, I'm chilling.

The dorks running these stores are so out of touch with the consumer it is ridiculous. The products they sell are third rate crap. The store managers abuse the employees which are our relatives. The employees disrespect the customers. The "seasonal" stocking system sucks ass. And it's overpriced crap.

I can go online and have the world market at my fingertips. I can get just as good or better quality for 1/4 the price of a shit ass retail store and I don't have to get the flu doing it.

Corporate systems are a total fail. I haven't met a CEO yet I wouldn't like to kick in the nuts. And all the mid level management are retard window lickers in suits. What is so hard to understand about that?

quit licking the window!
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24793065


Yeah...so like EVERY store is sucking ass.
Brilliant.

cruise


Try getting some new SHILLING MATERIAL from your Commie masters.

failyou
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


lmao
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
Because crappy shit companies like Best Buys charge up the ass and have horrible customer service.

Retail have been slowly collapsing because of the internet. People can now show around for the best price.

Shitty Companies like Best Buys use to charge $200 for a shitty gold plated made in China HDMI cable.

They can now get the same shitty HDMI cable on ebay for $4 shipped directly from China.

Local Retailers cannot compete with that. That's why Bestbuy, Walmart, Target and Homedepot all ganged up on Amazon and DEMANDED that they start charging sales tax. Even to States where they don't have an actual warehouse or office.

Local Retailers are failing because of the Internet. Same with Newspaper and Magazine. They will die out soon.
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The corporate model is finished and not working, it is the end of capitalism and I can't wait.
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
Because crappy shit companies like Best Buys charge up the ass and have horrible customer service.

Retail have been slowly collapsing because of the internet. People can now show around for the best price.

Shitty Companies like Best Buys use to charge $200 for a shitty gold plated made in China HDMI cable.

They can now get the same shitty HDMI cable on ebay for $4 shipped directly from China.

Local Retailers cannot compete with that. That's why Bestbuy, Walmart, Target and Homedepot all ganged up on Amazon and DEMANDED that they start charging sales tax. Even to States where they don't have an actual warehouse or office.

Local Retailers are failing because of the Internet. Same with Newspaper and Magazine. They will die out soon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32336793


/\ /\ this /\ /\
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24793065


Yeah...so like EVERY store is sucking ass.
Brilliant.

cruise


Try getting some new SHILLING MATERIAL from your Commie masters.

failyou
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Why is it every time I see one of your posts, you're calling someone a shill or declaring shills are on the way..?

Is it a heightened sense of paranoia, do you just love using the word or maybe, just maybe...

YOU'RE a shill. Some sort of reverse psychology shill...

damned

We're on to you.
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
When you shipi millions of jobs overseas you destroy the American middle class, the biggest consumer class this world has ever seen. Without jobs, or fearing losing their jobs, the middle class stop spending.

Now there is no-one to buy the stuff these corporations sell. This was inevitable as most folks savings have now been decimated during this long recession.

The middle class is tapped out - so merchandise sits on the shelf.

Economic collapse begins in earnest once the sequester begins. Even GLP effect can't stop that
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but...but...but...
Obama says it's getting better!
he wouldn't lie, would he?
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Re: Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores? When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of them will close hundreds of stores before the end of 2013. Even Wal-Mart is running into problems. A recent internal Wal-Mart memo that was leaked to Bloomberg described February sales as a "total disaster". So why is this happening? Why are major retail chains all over America collapsing? Is the "retail apocalypse" upon us? Well, the truth is that this is just another sign that the U.S. economy is falling apart right in front of our eyes. Incomes are declining, taxes are going up, government dependence is at an all-time high, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has been steadily falling since 2006. The top 10% of all income earners in the U.S. are still doing very well, but most U.S. consumers are either flat broke or are drowning in debt. The large disposable incomes that the big retail chains have depended upon in the past simply are not there anymore. So retail chains all over the United States are now closing up unprofitable stores. This is especially true in low income areas.

When you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, the rapid decline of some of our largest retail chains really is stunning.

It is happening already in some areas, but soon half empty malls and boarded up storefronts will litter the landscapes of cities all over America.

Just check out some of these store closing numbers for 2013. These numbers are from a recent Yahoo Finance article...

Best Buy

Forecast store closings: 200 to 250

Sears Holding Corp.

Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125

J.C. Penney

Forecast store closings: 300 to 350

Office Depot

Forecast store closings: 125 to 150

Barnes & Noble

Forecast store closings: 190 to 240, per company comments

Gamestop

Forecast store closings: 500 to 600

OfficeMax

Forecast store closings: 150 to 175

RadioShack

Forecast store closings: 450 to 550

[link to michaelsnyder.mensnewsdaily.com]
 Quoting: gebahie


in order for non profit organizations and public local open source corporations to rise above money and fear mongering :D
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Mostly when a store sucks ass both in product quality and customer service , they are bound to go out of bisiness.
Way to go corporate business model! You suck! and you fail!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24793065


Yeah...so like EVERY store is sucking ass.
Brilliant.

cruise


Try getting some new SHILLING MATERIAL from your Commie masters.

failyou
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Hello Cookie!

I have a question for you...

I'm in a mell of a hess as "smartbar" disbabled all of my boot options on my Dell Inspiron MT537.

Going as far back as I can in System Restore did nothing.

This change is apparently made at system default level because F9 does nothing. Every option indicates "disabled"...

Any ideas?
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"I don't think, therefore I am not..."
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