According to the company’s website, there are four Ann Taylor, nine Loft and 37 Justice stores in Canada. 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. But stores that are closing are offering neither of those things, he said. The closures are part of Ascena’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. and restructuring plans in the wake of the pandemic. H&M is closing 250 stores next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, as people increasingly shop online. Canada's two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have both declared health emergencies and have ordered all non-essential stores to close. Bath & Body Works. Le Château: After 60 years in operation, the Montreal-based clothing retailer announced on Oct. 23 that it plans to close 123 stores and liquidate all its assets. Naturalizer Shoes to Close All Canadian Stores. Ontario allows department stores, big box stores to stay open but will close virtually every small retailer in Toronto and Peel. Canadian who shares name, occupation with Trump supporter who stormed U.S. Capitol harassed online, Pattie Lovett-Reid: Pandemic aid will need to be included when you file your taxes, Government won't forgive CERB repayments over net-gross problem despite messaging mix-up, Vacationers will not be able to claim sickness benefit to quarantine: PM, CRA admits 'unclear' CERB communications led to mistaken applications. Ontario allows department stores, big box stores to stay open but will close virtually every small retailer in Toronto and Peel. Download the CTV News app now. Express, a fashion retailer, will close 91 stores, including 31 by the end of this month and 35 by the end of January next year. In January, the company announced it was closing up to 450 of its 942 stores in Canada and the U.S. At the time, they said this was “in order to better align its business with the current operating environment.". The company operated 19 stores in total, eight in British Columbia, seven in Alberta, two in Manitoba, and one each in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Lowe's announced Monday, November 5 that they will be closing 51 stores in the United States and Canada.. I should click on her name! The home improvement store said in a press release the locations are underperforming. With files from CTVNews.ca's Jeremiah Rodriguez, Brooklyn Neustaeter and The Canadian Press, In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, a customer leaves a Pier 1 retail store, which is going out of business, during the coronavirus pandemic in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). The Canadian retail sector was already in trouble before COVID-19, but the pandemic has left it on even shakier ground. 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It said it was also filing for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the U.S. Starbucks: Filings with U.S. regulators dated June 10 show that Starbucks plans to close 200 Canadian locations as part of a new two-year business plan. Microsoft: The technology company revealed on June 26 that it would be closing nearly all of its 83 physical stores around the world as part of a “strategic change” for its retail business. The combination of forced closures, decreased consumer spending and limited rent relief measures has left some retailers unable to maintain their existing operations. Prior to the pandemic-related closures in March, Swimco had 25 locations in Ontario and Western Canada, according to a court filing. Naturalizer Shoes to Close All Canadian Stores. Grayhawk Plaza in Scottsdale. Gap didn’t disclose how many of its 230 upcoming North America store closures would be in Canada, The Canadian Press reported. The company said the last few months have forced it to re-evaluate its business and customer experience in malls. Below, an evolving tally of store closing updates. Chico’s has announced that it will be closing up to 250 stores in 2020. ... By Hope Ngo / July 20, 2020 1:05 pm EST. Squish opened its first store in 2014 in Laval, Que. Bench: The owner of apparel store Bench's Canadian operations confirmed to BNN Bloomberg on Jan. 22 that all 24 locations will be closed. 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. Aldo: Montreal-based The Aldo Group said May 7 that it was entering creditor protection. The closures add to the shuttering of 31 Canadian Lowe's and Rona locations, including 27 stores and four other facilities, announced in November 2018. Papyrus: 254 stores. Arizona. 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GAP will close its stores in Europe on October 22, 2020 in Paris France. Brands like Lush, Simon’s and Apple are some of the top online retailers for Canada for 2020, according to the annual Leger “WOW” study. Number of store closings: 400. Sun_Zhu -I am a reg who isn't a reg. CTVNews.ca Writer. Listen and subscribe to get a weekly update with the newsmakers who matter. Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing its physical stores around the world. At the end of November 2019, home improvement chain Lowe’s Canada announced that it would be shuttering... Bose. Number of store closings: 154. Once a giant in the Canadian retail landscape, Zellers said its last two remaining locations in Toronto and Ottawa are slated to close early in 2020, CTV News Ottawa reported in September. By Retail Insider. Canada's Jean Machine Is Closing All Its Stores Estee Lauder Wants Deciem CEO Ousted Over 'Erratic, Offensive' Behaviour Canadian Chain Deciem Shuts Down Amid … Children’s retailer Gymboree filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in January 2019, with the company announcing that it would be shuttering all its locations in Canada and the U,S. This followed earlier news in October that the chain was liquidating its American and U.K. locations. Its online store will remain open, but all sales are final and no returns or gift cards will be accepted. Carlton Cards and Papyrus: On Jan. 22, the owner of greeting card retailers including Carlton Cards and Papyrus announced it was closing all of its stores in North America, including 76 Canadian locations. The giant 'Bay' store in Winnipeg, already hurting from changing shopping habits, has now succumbed to COVID. 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On Jan. 22, the owner of greeting card retailers including Carlton Cards and Papyrus announced it was closing all of its stores in North America, including 76 Canadian locations. The stationary chain Papyrus filed for bankruptcy in January and said it … Microsoft has seven stores in Canada, which will all be closing. conducting inspection blitz on big-box stores, CTV National News: Another COVID-19 setback, Stunning tree shape found in drained Aussie lake. Although the footwear retailer said it will gradually reopen its stores as public health guidelines permit, legal filings reportedly state that an unspecified number of stores are not expected to ever reopen. Correction: This list was last updated at 4.00 pm on December 31, 2020 to change the number of store closures so far in 2020 to 15,542stores. Footwear brand Naturalizer, a division of St. Louis-based Caleres Inc., will shut its Canadian stores early next year after the US company announced a restructuring last week.In total, 133 of Naturalizer’s stores will shutter in North America with more than 60 of those locations being in Canada. On January 14, the head of Kitchener, Ont.-based retailer Things Engraved announced plans to shut all of its 73 stores after terminating its entire workforce. In Canada, seven locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario will be closed. 2999 Massey Dr., Prince George. Macy’s is closing 29 locations and JCPenney is closing six. Lowe's announced Monday, November 5 that they will be closing 51 stores in the United States and Canada.. GNC: Health and nutrition retailer GNC announced June 23 that it has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and says it will close at least 29 stores in Canada as part of its restructuring. “Often times what we find is that these are not brands that have necessarily carved a distinct … piece of the market,” he said. Canada's two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have both declared health emergencies and have ordered all non-essential stores to close. The Montreal-based luggage and bag retailer is reportedly shuttering 88 stores in Canada and cut 422 jobs, several outlets reported in December 2019. 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. Links of London: Luxury brand Links of London had planned a major Canadian expansion as recently as 2016, but only ever opened five stores in the country and announced Jan. 10 that all stores will be closed, according to Retail Insider. Flagstaff Mall in Flagstaff. GraveHorizon: The series revolves aroudn toilets, not drills. The Children's Place: Approximately 200 locations of child clothing store The Children's Place will close this year and 100 more next year in Canada and the U.S., company executives said June 11 on an earnings call. By Retail Insider. Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores closing across Toronto, Peel. The company indicated it would close some stores, but did not specify how many. In January, the retailer announced it would close nearly half of its stores and was reportedly nearing a bankruptcy filing. Aéropostale. Touted as the country’s first discount department store, the company said it would be closing its five remaining locations in Vancouver, New Westminster, B.C., Langley, B.C., Calgary and Edmonton. Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works: L Brands announced May 20 that it will close 13 of the 38 Victoria's Secret stores in Canada, as well as one Bath & Body Works location, as part of a larger restructuring that also affects the company's American operations. In November 2019, the home renovations retailer Lowe’s announced it would close 34 “underperforming” stores across six provinces, CTV News reported. Garage, Dynamite: Montreal-based Groupe Dynamite, Inc. filed for creditor protection in September under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and will restructure its business, becoming the latest retailer crippled by the economic fallout of the pandemic.The company behind the Garage and Dynamite store brands said COVID-19 caused an “unsustainable strain” on the business, which includes more than 300 North American stores -- 85 of them located in the United States. Doug Stephens, founder of consulting agency Retail Prophet, said people are looking for an experience when they go to any type of business – bricks and mortar ones or otherwise. Henry’s: Cranbrook Glen Enterprises Ltd, the parent company of the Toronto-based camera and accessories chain, filed a NOI (Notice of Intention) in May. The 7 locations include London, Paris, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Madrid and Fukuoka stores. At the end of last summer, Los Angeles-based clothing retailer Forever 21 announced it would be closing all 44 of the Canadian locations and leaving the country altogether, CTV News reported. The company, which has also filed for creditor protection, said the new retail landscape has forced it to “re-evaluate” its business and that the COVID-19 pandemic worsened an already challenging retail market. One of the last great vestiges of retail in Canada is set to close. In October, company officials announced plans to close 60 stores across all of its concepts. TORONTO – A list of retailers that have recently closed or are closing shop in Canada: – Japanese electronics company is closing all 14 retail stores in Canada over the next six to eight weeks, – Currently has stores in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, … 14 major U.S. retailers closing 100 or more stores 1. TORONTO -- Did your favourite store make the top 2020 retailers list? GNC, which has been selling nutrition and diet products since 1935, is slimming down in a big way. Watch: The Most Doug Ford Moments Of 2020 Our Great Canadian Guide To Buying Local For 2020 B.C. CTVNews.ca Writer, Ryan Flanagan Footwear brand Naturalizer, a division of St. Louis-based Caleres Inc., will shut its Canadian stores early next year after the US company announced a restructuring last week.In total, 133 of Naturalizer’s stores will shutter in North America with more than 60 of those locations being in Canada. Pier 1:  Home decor chain Pier 1 announced Feb. 17 that it will close all of its stores in Canada, as the retailer began bankruptcy proceedings in the United States. The vitamins and supplements retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and says it will close 800 to 1,200 of its stores. In December 2020, the clothing retailer announced they would closing 7 flagship stores. At its peak, it had 350 stores across Canada with half a billion dollars in sales annually. In an email sent to customers, the company said its gourmet candies will continue to be offered online and through its partners. Office Depot/Office Max. Ten Thousand Villages: On Jan. 21, fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages announced its plans to shutter many of its stores. Sail: Outdoor retailer Sail said June 4 that it will close four stores in Quebec and two in Ontario, leaving it with a total of 12 outlets remaining open in the two provinces. Canada's Most Trusted News. Back in March, the San Francisco-based fashion retailer announced it was shuttering almost half of its brand locations across the world over the next two years. This follows waves of other store closures in the past three years. On Jan. 21, fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages announced its plans to shutter many of its stores. and has 19 stores across Canada in addition to one in the U.K. Mendocino: The Toronto-based women's wear brand announced July 21 that it has filed for insolvency and plans to close its 28 stores across the Greater Toronto Area to focus on online orders as part of its restructuring. Bose: U.S.-based audio equipment retailer Bose will shutter its 24 remaining Canadian stores as part of the chain’s closure of 119 locations around the world, according to online publication Retail Insider reported in early January. And also in November, the Montreal-based home décor retailer Bouclair filed notices to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. 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