Now that the nation no longer faces the threat of imminent default, it’s safe to assume store closings this year will be either on par with or lower than in 2012, industry insiders say. The fourth quarter is always a time of anxiety for the sector as holiday sales can tip the scales toward red or black for many retailers. But the general feeling is that consumer confidence is strong enough and the number of truly struggling chains is small enough that the total number of store ... Freemium Content

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