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What is Happening with the Retail Sector???

Every day since the beginning of this 2017 New Year, we are seeing worse and worse news about the retail sector. Some of the news is extremely concerning - not only are malls failing, but retail stores we've grown up with and counted on for years are shuttering hundreds of locations across the Country and / or declaring bankruptcy.

We've been sharing on Facebook the articles from various media outlets and thought we'd aggregate just those we've come across from the beginning of the year - we were shocked! The headlines just get worse and worse (they are listed below most recent on top) until Warren Buffet recently confirms the death of retail as we know it....

Recent Headlines Related to the Retail Market Since January 2017:

http://www.nreionline.com/retail/store-closing-data-looks-foreboding-malls

http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-just-confirmed-the-death-of-retail-as-we-know-it-2017-5

http://www.spur.org/news/2017-03-02/downfall-mall-triumph-city-and-birth-something-between

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/02/526560158/a-rapid-shakeup-for-retailers-as-consumer-habits-change

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/02/526607391/as-u-s-retailers-struggle-the-end-is-near-for-malls

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/retailers-are-going-bankrupt-at-a-record-pace

https://www.wsj.com/articles/brick-and-mortar-stores-are-shuttering-at-a-record-pace-1492818818

https://www.wsj.com/articles/retailers-call-centers-bring-life-to-dead-mall-space-1493112603

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/retail-meltdown-of-2017/522384/

https://mv-voice.com/news/2017/03/17/downtown-study-finds-retail-on-the-ropes#.WOmq9e8oeps.facebook

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/04/05/the-troubles-at-the-american-mall-are-coming-to-a-boil/?utm_term=.0a6ccb2697b3

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/business/retail-industry.html?_r=0

https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliviergarret/2017/04/02/these-3-charts-show-why-commercial-real-estate-is-the-next-big-short/#74ef1ede2e24

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/31/retail-bankruptcies-march-toward-post-recession-high.html

https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/04/04/payless-has-filed-for-bankruptcy-and-will-immediately-close-400/22025961/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cities-restore-lost-streets-local-charm-after-razing-failed-malls-1490011203

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/22/news/companies/sears-kmart-future/index.html

http://www.naiop.org/en/Magazine/2015/Spring-2015/Business-Trends/Walkability-Means-Mixed-use-Development-Opportunities.aspx#.WMLrBi4SOnc.facebook

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/07/these-10-retailers-are-closing-stores-in-2017.aspx

http://www.nreionline.com/multifamily/challenged-retailers#slide-0-field_images-2042261?NL=NREI-21&Issue=NREI-21_20170216_NREI-21_544&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_b&utm_rid=CPG09000005907099&utm_campaign=8508&utm_medium=email&elq2=a6167e979b60462aae86851e524ff8

http://www.nreionline.com/retail/retail-malaise-puts-pressure-chains-shutter-more-stores?NL=NREI-21&Issue=NREI-21_20170123_NREI-21_64&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_4_b&utm_rid=CPG09000005907099&utm_campaign=8263&utm_medium=email&elq2=d64c0250ee4c47b9ac698678ce4a25

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/business/2017/01/05/big-name-stores-closing-across-america/96144374/

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/05/investing/sears-kmart-closing-stores/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/04/news/companies/macys-job-cuts-stock/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/11/investing/macys-closes-100-stores/index.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/are-malls-really-dying-2016-8

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