2009 Retail Store Closings: Complete List of Retailers Going Out of Business

going out of businessWondering what retailers are downsizing or have passed to that special retailer place in the sky? Here is a nice complete (recently updated) list from About.com of total closings over the past few years:

2,639   General Motors

960      Blockbuster

789      Chrysler

567      Circuit City2

461      KB Toys

450      Movie Gallery (Game Crazy, Hollywood Video)

365      Ritz Camera

273      Starbucks3

287      Goody’s

265      Jones Apparel Group (2009 & 2010)

240      Waldenbooks

191      Zale Corporation4

175      Van Heusen

163      Ann Taylor5 (by 2010)

161      InkStop

160     Family Dollar

150      Popeye’s (AFC Enterprises)

135      S&K Famous Brands Inc.

130      Advance America

129      Boater’s World

125      F.Y.E. (Trans World Entertainment)

121      Eddie Bauer

118      Office Depot6

117      Rite Aid7

104      Finlay Enterprises

102   Payless Shoes

100      Albertsons

100      Charming Shoppes8

100      Gap, Inc.

98        Club Libby Lu (Saks)

85       NextCen Brands (Great American Cookies, MagieMoo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzelmaker)

84     Samsonite

81     Saab Dealerships

77       Game Stop9

75       J. Jill

75       Signet Jewelers

70      Famous Footwear (Brown Shoe Co.)

60        Arby’s

60       Collective Brands

60        Dominos

59       Advance Auto Parts

59       Ruby Tuesday

58       Gottschalks10

56      Smith & Hawken

50        B Dalton

50       Pacific Sunwear

50       Select Comfort

50       Supervalu

50       New York & Co. (over the next five years)

48       Home Depot11 (Expo, YardBIRDS, Design Center, HDBath)

48     Ultra

46       Anchor Blue

45       Cato

44       Check ‘n Go

43        Destination Maternity 12

40       Justice

40       Kirkland’s

40       Tween Brands (Limited Two, Justince)

38       Bruno’s

34       Bachrach

32       Big 10 Tires

31       Pier One

30       Jo-Ann Stores

29      Basha’s Supermarket

29       Ruehl (Abercrombie & Fitch)

28         Kmart

28       Yankee Candle

26       Cost Plus

25       Chico’s FAS

25       Dress Barn

25       Finish Line

25       Fred’s

25         Luby’s

24       Blue Tulip Gift Shops

24       Cashland

24       Foot Locker

24       Sears

23       Sportsman’s Warehouse

22        AFC Enterprises

21       Papa John’s

21       ZGallerie

20        Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

20       Man Alive (Finish Line)

20       Oneida Ltd.

20       Pumpkin Patch

20     Wendy’s

20       Wet Seal

19       Snyder’s Drug Stores, Inc.

18       Black Angus

18        O’Reilly Automotive

16       Filene’s Basement

16       Iridesse (Tiffany & Co.)

16        Men’s Wearhouse

16     Shoe Carnival

16       Talbot’s

16     Williams-Sonoma

15       Tim Horton’s

15     West Marine

14       Whataburger

13       OfficeMax

13       Stein Mart2

12       Bealls

12       Kira Plastinina

11       99 Cent Only Stores

11       Better Bedding Shops, Inc.

11       Jimmy’Z (Aeropostale)

11       Macy’s3

11       Pamida

10        Holcomb’s Education Resource

10     Bassett Home Furnishings

10        Dollar General

10        E&J’s Shoes

10     P.F. Chang’s Pei Wei Restaurants

10     U.S. Cellular

9       California Herbal Relief Center

9       Rally’s

8         Active Ride Shop

8         Dillard’s

7          Auto Nation

7         Damon’s

7         Flying J’s

8         MarineMax

7       Penn Traffic (P&C Foods, BiLO)

7         Plunkett Furniture

7         Sweetbay Supermarkets

6         Denny’s4

6         Destination Maternity5

6       Music City Record Distributors

6          Pulix6

6         Rex Appliance & Electronics

6       Whole Foods

6       Winn Dixie

5         Borders

5         Krispy Kreme7

5         Mark Shale

5         Stock Building Supply

5         Target8

4         Albertson’s

4         Applebees

4         Coach9

4         Girl Scout Stores

4         Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

4         Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops

4          Jagmania

4         Jennifer Convertibles

4         Lucky Grocery Stores

4       Sacino & Sons

3         Blockbuster

3        Bulgari

3         Dollar Tree

3         Food World

3         Good’s Furniture & Flooring

3          Guess

3         Hawaiian Telecom 3          High Point Coffee

3          Jamba Juice

3         Lane Bryant10

3         P&C Food Markets

3         Virgin Records

2          A.C. Moore

2         Bailey Banks & Biddle

2         Belk

2         Bob Evans11

2       Checker Auto Parts

2         Costco Home Stores

2         Dunkin Donuts

2         Hacketts

2          Homer’s Music and Gifts

2         Hypnoses

2         Jewel-Osco

2       Kragen Auto Parts

2         L’Oreal Paris

2          MarBeck Appliance Parts

2          Morton’s

2          Natuzzi Americas

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