Friday, January 31, 2020

Gillette parent P&G to close most Art of Shaving stores

Boston Business Journal
Gillette parent company Procter & Gamble plans to close a large majority of the company’s 83 retail stores operated by the upscale Art of Shaving brand, citing a drastic decline in the popularity of some malls and changing consumer habits that include a growing preference for online shopping.

Seventy of the stores are in the United States. Across the country, some of the stores are in malls, while others are standalone businesses.

According to the company's website, there are three in Massachusetts, including locations in Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, the Burlington Mall, and Braintree's South Shore Plaza.. . . more