Store closures this year have surpassed 9,000 in the U.S., according to the latest estimates by Coresight Research.
The firm put the exact figure at 9,302 by Dec. 20, nearly 60% more than the 5,844 stores that closed during 2018.
Closures have also far surpassed the 4,454 store openings this year, according to Coresight. That is more than 1,000 more store openings than there were in 2018.. . . more