Retail Store Closings Pass 2008 High As Cowen Expects Thousands More To Come

Despite the generally buoyant economic environment, retail store closings in the first quarter of 2017 exceeded those of 2008, showing just how severe the retail downturn has become. According to Credit Suisse’s analysis, there have been 2,880 US store closings announced in the year to 6 April, compared to 1,153 at the same point last year.…