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Complete List of U.S. Retail Stores Closing in the 2012 Calendar Year - Roundup

2012 Store Closings, Liquidations, and Downsizings by Multi-store Retail Chains

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Complete List of U.S. Retail Stores Closing in the 2012 Calendar Year - Roundup
Barbara Farfan for About.com
>> UPDATE - Click here for 2013 Store Closings List >>

What follows is the list of store closings scheduled to occur in the 2012 calendar year. The number in the left column is the total number of stores that are planned for closing in 2012. Information for this 2012 Store Closing List was obtained from reports made available to the general public through news reports, corporate documents, and company press releases.

This Store Closings list is arranged numerically according to the number of store closings. The most recent additions are indicated in bold lettering. This list was last updated on 9-18-12.

See also 2012 Store Closings Arranged Alphabetically >>

2012 Retail Store Closings Roundup: U.S. Retailers Closing or Liquidating Stores in the 2012 Calendar Year:

600  Fashion Bug (through early 2013)

500  Blockbuster
Click for all Blockbuster closing locations in 2012 >>

180  Abercrombie & Fitch ("over the next few years")

172  Sears
Click for all U.S. Sears store closing locations in 2012 >>

137  Ritz Camera & Image / Wolf Camera

123  Collective Brands (Payless, Stride Rite) by 2013

120  Pacific Sunwear

113  Food Lion

103  Christopher & Banks (starting in Q4 2011)

100  Family Dollar

100  The Gap

96    Avenue

93    Esprit

76    USA Drug / Super D / Drug Warehouse / May's / Med-X

70    Casual MaleXL

63    Betsey Johnson

55    Ascena Retail (dressbarn, marices, Justice)

50    Best Buy

50    T.J. Maxx (U.S., Canada, and Europe)

40    Catherine's (Charming Shoppes)

35    Office Max

30    Coldwater Creek

25    Beauty 360

25    Lane Bryant (Charming Shoppes)

25    Sonic

24    Ruby Tuesday (Marlin & Ray’s, Wok Hay, Truffles Grill, Lime Fresh)

22    77kids

19    Daffy's

14    United Carpets

13    Cato

12    Fred's

11    Sara Lee Outlets

8      Bill's BBQ

6      Bottom Dollar

6      Waldbaums

5      Carl's Patio

5      Hallmark

5      Pathmark

5      Shoe Carnival

4      Macaroni Grill

4      Mandee

3      A&P

3      Bloom

3      Genuardi

3      Loupot's

3      Wise Buys

2      All Sports

2      C&C Kids

2      CVS

2      Disney Stores

2      O'Boys Bar-B-Q

2      Raley's

2      Rochester Clothing

2      Traditions Bookstore

1      Ace Hardware

1      Aldi

1      American Eagle

1      Ann Taylor

1      Bang & Olufsen

1      Ben Franklin Crafts

1      Bloomingdale's

1      Bon-Ton

1      Casey's General Store

1      Dolan's Lumber

1      Family Video

1      Harley Davidson

1      Home Depot

1      Homeland

1      Hot & Crusty

1      IGA

1      Jewel

1      Jewel-Osco

1      Kroger

1      La-Z-Boy Furniture

1      Learning Express

3      Marsh Supermarkets

1      Maytag Appliance Store

1      Menards

1      Miller's Super Valu

1      Napa Auto Parts

1      Nordstrom

2      Old Navy

1      Payless Shoe Source

1      Pottery Barn

1      Price Cutter

2      Ralph's

1      Saks

1      Stein Mart

1      Stop 'n Shop

1      Stride Rite

60    SuperValu (Albertson's / ACME / Save-A-Lot)

1      Talbot's

1      Toys 'R Us

1      True Value Hardware

1      Valu King

1      Vann's

1      Harley Walgreens

1      Wet Seal

>> 2012 Store Closings Arranged Alphabetically >>

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