The following 63 stores are slated to close by the end of 2020. The global coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy is still ongoing. Retailers that are still operating are also experiencing challenges at this time. But this does not mark the end for the retailer that has more than 1,200 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company will focus on e-commerce moving forward. SAIL: We reported this month that Montreal-based sporting goods retailer SAIL had filed for bankruptcy protection and with that, all four of its Sportium banner stores will close as well as two SAIL stores in Ontario. A French language report in La Presse indicated that ‘if the price is right’, Ivanhoé Cambridge could still divest some properties including its recently overhauled Montreal Eaton Centre. GNC: The struggling health supplement chain will close 29 Canadian stores as part of a major downsizing after a US bankruptcy filing last month. Disgusting in fact. Many retail stores in particular have been hit hard by the downturn. Great article! ... It’s the first step in eventually shutting down all 123 of its stores across Canada. COVID-19 was the reset button that retailers needed. Good. Last Updated: Monday, October 5, 2020 11:00. Bed Bath & Beyond stores closing list. As for me, I don’t mind waiting but my patience is tested on people who don’t obey proper signage or goes into a minimal capacity store and spend in excess of half an hour pulling out over a dozen items only to walk out a store with a single item or empty handed. Shoppers like those put a strain to business prior to pandemic and place a much greater hardship to others today. I hope business picks up for the retail stores, after all they employ many Canadians and provide them with a living. Bath & Body Works. One of the last great vestiges of retail in Canada is set to close. Lowe's announced Monday, November 5 that they will be closing 51 stores in the United States and Canada.. Many stores will be closing in Canada over the summer as brands are hit hard in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m old enough to remember when this happened to the retail industry in the 90’s. Today in, coronavirus sucks.Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. the parent company that owns Buybuy Baby, World Market, and Harmon Face Values, but most popularly, Bed Bath & Beyond, have announced that they will be closing approximately 200 stores across both the United States and Canada over the next two years. In June 2020, the coffee giant said it will close up to 400 company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada over the next 18 months as it rolls out new-format stores … Claire's filed for bankruptcy on March 19, 2018 and will close 92 stores in the process. Montreal-based fashion retailer is shuttering its 77-store women’s plus-sized Addition Elle banner as well as its 54-store Thyme Maternity banner, reported extensively on the filing last month, we reported last year amid claims of fraud. As a person who had a decade of retail experience from the mod 90s to early 2000s and have been working directly in healthcare since, I could not stress the importance of PPE to everyone including customers and retail staff. At the end of November 2019, home improvement chain Lowe’s Canada announced that it would be shuttering stores across Canada in order to improve overall performance. Your Favourite '90s Clothing Store Is Closing. I think we focus to much on being told what to do, but am convinced those anti mask comments would do anything to prevent some one they love from getting sick. We’ll provide periodic updates when information becomes available with a focus on the Canadian market. — Tom Harrington (@cbctom) March 17, 2020. Le Chateau: On Monday evening, Montreal-based Le Chateau issued a press release with its earning statement noting that the company may not survive another 12 months without outside investment. This is just the latest indication of a vast change in retail which has seen many closings and even bankruptcies of once giant chains. Prior to COVID-19, many retail chains in Canada were struggling amid debt and the pandemic has in effect sped up the process by creating further financial challenges. Like many of the then giant department stores, it was more than just a store, it was a centre of the community. Lisa Tant, formerly the Canadian Styling Sales Director at Nordstrom was let go recently according to a social media post, and others in Canada and the US are said to have been laid off as well. Victoria’s Secret operates massive flagship stores in downtown Vancouver and Montreal as well as stores in malls across the country. “Government support is simply not enough,” the retailer said. The company had high expectations given the success of competitors such as Lululemon. You know things aren't looking good when your boss says half of his site visits makes him touchy. Ascena Retail Group: 1,100 stores. Sears itself declared bankrupt in 2018. Ignore the internet trolls and their anti mask message. It’s unfortunate that the global pandemic has put a toll on the world’s economy but right now stores no longer thrive are places selling non-essential goods or those that had issues with their business plan unrelated & prior to the pandemic. The giant ‘Bay’ store in Winnipeg, already hurting from changing shopping habits, has now succumbed to COVID. Publications such as BlogTO seem to report almost daily on small businesses shutting in Toronto permanently, and it’s the same across the country. Frank And Oak: Last month Montreal-based fashion retailer Frank And Oak filed for bankruptcy protection with about $19 million in debts. Things are constantly changing and not all things last forever. While the majority of the 310 units will remain open according to filings, Comark is still expected to close at least 100 store locations in Canada in the coming weeks and months. Totally selfish attitude. The fast-fashion giant filed for bankruptcy in September of 2019 and immediately began plans for closing down at least… The seven Microsoft Canadian stores are all in high-profile malls including CF Chinook Centre in Calgary, West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Metropolis at Metrotown in suburban Vancouver, CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Square One in Mississauga, CF Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto, and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. Chico’s has announced that it will be closing up to 250 stores in 2020. International retailers with stores in Canada are also filing for bankruptcy protection and are looking to close stores in Canada. © 2020 Retail Insider Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Major costs including rent and staffing were part of the challenge, not to mention increased costs associated with sanitization and PPE. Macy’s is also closing down some of its stores, saying that 30 locations will shutdown over … The value of commercial properties in Canada will in many cases be reduced due to vacancies as well as unpaid rents, all of which will impact owners and shareholders. We reported extensively on the filing last month. Canada's Most-Read Online Retail Industry Publication. Stock up on Perfect Peony body splash now: Bath & Body Works&apos parent company, L Brands, announced in May 2020 that 50 locations in the United States, as well as one store in Canada, will close in 2020. One of the last great vestiges of retail in Canada is set to close. A Canadian landlord chained the doors of one Old Navy location according to a broker source. I won’t buy anything at a store if I have to wear a face mask to enter, sorry. Many of these independent retailers are located on urban streets and vacancies could result in blight which will negatively affect vibrancy in some areas. Given the number of international retailers operating in Canada, the loss of locations will have a profound effect on landlords and will result in substantial job losses. Scholar’s Choice: London Ontario-based kid’s education retailer Scholar’s Choice announced a significant restructuring this week. Macy’s. Approximately 200 stores will close over the next two years. Nygard: The Winnipeg-based Nygard retail chain of stores is liquidating, including its Alia and Tan Jay storefronts. You are the most stupid person I have read, so stay at home because it dates from today, in all the stores they ask for it, what do you say now? Spring collections saw significantly fewer sales as consumers stayed at home for much of the season, and now many retailers are considering their options as fall collections are coordinated for delivery. "I get out to stores … Those locations include the Calgary store on Crowchild Trail N.W. Chico’s has announced that it will be closing up to 250 stores in 2020. The Bay for the past few years has been trying to sell the store or at least some of the space. Boycott all nonsense. All the malls I’ve been have reduced the amount of seating space in corridors and this has caused issues for the elderly or those accompanying shoppers. GOOD! Please don’t be ignorant and selfish, Lets all work together so we can get through this very difficult time. When government support for rents and staffing costs is reduced or eliminated, the pace of closures will likely increase. The giant 'Bay' store in Winnipeg, already hurting from changing shopping habits, has now succumbed to COVID. I never understand how so many of these stores were going to survive in a good economy, let alone during this crisis. Keep requiring masks, keep seeing bankruptcies. The company acquired Canadian chain Tall Girl in 2009 which had nine stores at the time, and there is an opportunity for other retailers to bridge the gap in terms of stocking larger-sized clothing and footwear. An appraisal last year valued the building a $0 as renovations to another purpose would cost in the tens of millions up to over $100 million, thus much more than the theoretical value of the structure. Macy's - After losing Boston Store I'm a little worried to hear Macy's is closing some locations. You have entered an incorrect email address! The Lowe’s in Shawnessy, which employs 118 people, and the Rona in Midnapore, which employs 35, are scheduled to shut their doors Jan. 31, 2020, along with 32 … Ever hear of reciprocity, if not…GOOGLE it! All of the store closures will have an impact on landlords who will have to find tenants to replace them, or reconsider the real estate portfolio altogether. The list of store closings … Resulting from … Anyone who thinks that are not only showing their ignorance to the highest degree, bit also rudeness to immuno-compromised or respiratory folks. Larger retailers are also looking to the future which for some will include fewer store locations. Isaia will replace Pink Tartan in a unique retail space that will become a gathering place for fans of the brand. It remains to be seen how many units in Canada will ultimately close or what the future of the brand will be. The latest retailer to find this out is Stage Stores, the owner of Gordmans off-price stores and a bunch of other regional brands, including Bealls, Goody's and Peebles. It’s mandatory to wear pants to enter a store too, why don’t you become a "Antipant-er". Interesting on the me or we attitude. In March of this year, Frank And Oak co-founder Ethan Song left the company. Chico’s. The Gap to Close Bloor Street Flagship Store in Toronto in... Italian Luxury Brand ‘Isaia’ to Open Canadian Flagship Store in Toronto... Online Vintage Retailer ‘Throwback Vault’ Opens 1st Physical Store in Toronto with Expansion Plans, L.L.Bean Maps Out Aggressive Expansion with 4 New Store Announcements for 2020. Although declared a ‘heritage building’ in 2019, the fate of the store remains in some doubt. One industry insider said that Canada may see one bankruptcy filing per week over the summer for medium and large-sized retailers. Do you think businesses intentionally put up hoops for the sake of driving their own business away for fun? I have to admit through observation, there are people who are not able to support physical stores for other valid reasons. If the trend continues, the future of some commercial areas could be in question, even popular areas such as Toronto’s Danforth and Beach areas for example. The company hadn’t paid landlords rent in months and will renegotiate remaining locations. RONA Calgary (Midnapore) 14815 Bannister Rd. Miniso: Chineses variety retailer Miniso, which positions itself as a Japanese brand, has been closing some stores across Canada.The company entered Canada in 2017 and had plans to open about 500 stores as part of an ambitious expansion. You won’t wear a mask maybe you will get sick and see that because you didn’t wear a mask you are on a ventilator germs are everywhere whylet your germs infect others while others wear a mask to protect you?just common courtesy. Some retailers have struggled with credit insurance coverage for deliveries which means that some retailers could be understocked for the fall if at all. (Here's the list of 40 stores that closed … The store's nostalgic 90s-themed pop-up shops — which were supposed to run until April 2020 — will also close. Microsoft will continue to focus its sales efforts online. Gap is including in 2020's store closing list. This long list of stores closing in 2020 includes the ever-growing number of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy, closed locations, or both. Developers have explored the possibility of conversion to condos or apartments but decided also that costs would be too high. Some landlords have chosen not to participate in government rent relief funding and despite offers to defer rents, the debts incurred by small businesses are in some cases proving to be insurmountable. Some independent retailers are reconsidering their operations altogether, recognizing that demand for some retail categories are expected to be less in the fall of 2020. Jan. 31, 2020. Starbucks says it will be closing up to 200 of its 1,400 stores in Canada over the next two years. Creation of the landmark was accomplished with two steam shovels and lots of ‘horsepower’ and wooden wagons (HBC Winnipeg archives). english@rcinet.caPosted: Monday, October 5, 2020 10:11 But at the same time, the retail world is a perpetually evolving industry. Below, an evolving tally of store closing updates. and the Edmonton store on 82nd Avenue N.W. A source familiar with the proceedings told Retail Insider that all 10 Vero Moda stores will close in Canada as well as 13 of the 51 Jack & Jones locations. Correction: This list was last updated at 11.00 am on November 15 2020 to change the number of store closures so far in 2020 to 14,464 stores. Long Tall Sally: The women’s fashion and footwear retailer’s international business is winding down and with it, all Canadian stores have shuttered. One well-known broker in Toronto explained that many retailers are now seeking percentage rent lease deals, while some landlords are insisting on terms in executed leases which includes enumerated rents due. Companies that still survive and comply to strict health guidelines for the sake of public safety tells you they are committed in what it takes to keep their business open. In March 2019, Gap said it will be shuttering … People and all retail entities learn to adapt or perish. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. Ann Taylor, Loft and Justice: The parent company of these brands, New Jersey-based Ascena Retail Group Inc., announced on July 24 that it will close all of its clothing stores in Canada. The content on this website is protected by the copyrights of Retail Insider Media Ltd. or the copyrights of third parties and used by agreement. Lowe’shas announced it will close an additional 34 stores across six provinces. It emerged from bankruptcy in October. One retailer Retail Insider spoke with said that her family’s retirement plans were already in jeopardy and that it might make more sense to shut down stores rather than take the risk of restocking for the fall. Inside in 1926, it was not just a store for shopping, but an ‘experience’ with music and food, and beauty salons, post office, and library. Trouble ensued as we reported last year amid claims of fraud, and the problems have continued since then.Many franchised Miniso locations were … It’s an encouraging sign. The store’s parent company, L Brands, revealed in a first quarter earnings presentation that 50 Bath & Body Works locations in the United States, as well as one store in Canada, will close in 2020. Correction: This list was last updated at 11.00 am on November 15 2020 to change the number of store closures so far in 2020 to 14,464 stores. Bed Bath & Beyond - They're just looking at closing 40 stores for the time being but many are afraid that is just the start of it. Bed Bath & Beyond has announced the first 63 stores it will close by the end of the year as part of a restructuring plan brought on by Covid-19. "I'd say we're at about 50% of where we should be," former Walmart US CEO Greg Foran said in 2019. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd. The company has 124 stores in Canada. The company entered Canada in 2017 and had plans to open about 500 stores as part of an ambitious expansion. Montreal-based Ivanhoé Cambridge laid off 60 employees last month including COO Roman Drohomirecki. This is extremely unfortunate. The list of store closures include independent retailers as well as medium and larger chains which have either filed for bankruptcy protection or are simply shutting stores amid financial turmoil. In January 2020, Retail Insider also reported the once-popular jeweller Links Of London was planning on closing all five of its Canadian stores in the coming year. The store began a closing … Given the year-over-year losses and overall financial position, securing investment may be challenging and by early 2021, Le Chateau may become part of Canada’s retail history. Canadian furniture chain Leon's will temporarily close 72 of its 205 stores across Canada and lay off 3,900 workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s restructuring will allow Scholar’s Choice to remain a going concern with a strong online sales focus. I encourage you to stay home indefinitely if that’s the case. As far as the author of the article, thank you for the well written piece but please consider being more tactful and professional with your responses. Stores will remain closed for 2 weeks, and operations will be reassessed at that time. Refusing to wear a mask is for sure Stupidity, but it also serves no purpose….. standing your ground to not wear a mask is like standing your ground to not wear "Pants", it’s completely arbitrary. After filing … Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. Ascena Retail Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July and … Are they in trouble too? Anti maskers I don’t get you. The company’s stores include Vaughan Mills, Square One Shopping Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and Oshawa Centre. The Bay is also closing its large Edmonton store and is said to be looking for buyers for its landmark downtown Montreal store as is the downtown Vancouver operation. The closures will mostly affect mall locations. ... 2020 Claims A Long-Standing Canadian Swimwear Chain. Hudson’s Bay announced it will close the operation in February 2021. The giant retail store was opened in Winnipeg in 1926, to replace other Bay stores in the city and was designed as the flagship store of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The closures, which are set for early next year, include 26 Ronalocations, six Lowe’s locations and two Reno-Depots… Victoria’s Secret: We previously reported that lingerie and underwear retailer Victoria’s Secret had been closing some of its Canadian stores even before COVID-19, and it remains to be seen if others shutter over the summer following what is expected to be reduced retail sales in such stores. Vancouver-based RYU Apparel has shut its mall-based stores in suburban Toronto and Vancouver as well as a unit near Robson Street, and we’re awaiting future details on the company. Number of store closings: 200 between fiscal 2015 and 2017. Landlords are also making changes at this time. Many franchised Miniso locations were said to be losing money and many have closed. Many have been quietly restructuring operations which has included layoffs, and some retailers will seek creditor protection in an effort to close underperforming locations. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reitmans has been quietly closing many of its stores over the past several years and in 2018 we reported that its chain of Hyba athleisure stores were shuttering. La Senza: While now owned by Beverly Hills-based Regent, Quebec-founded lingerie and underwear retailer La Senza will permanently close about 30 of its 100 Canadian storefronts. The company says that in the fall designer brands will be moved back into Simons' stores. Henry’s announced that it would be closing 7 stores as a result. A total of 13 of the retailer’s 16 stores will close permanently. ... Jan. 31, 2020. A.D. Hennick & Associates and Danbury Global are handling the liquidation sale. Retail Insider will continue to follow what’s happening in the Canadian retail industry as businesses reopen following closures due to COVID-19. Trouble ensued as we reported last year amid claims of fraud, and the problems have continued since then. When I’m out right now my local malls seem to be fairly busy. Many other international retailers are struggling and are in the process of restructuring or filing for bankruptcy protection, which will result in even more store closures in Canada in the months to come. Credit insurance on deliveries is said to be an issue and all stock from brands such as Balmain have been moved online for the time being. Lucky Brand: After a bankruptcy filing this month, denim fashion brand Lucky Brand has filed for bankruptcy and some stores will be closing. The future of GNC is uncertain and more units could close in the coming months. S.E., Calgary. 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