RETAIL IN RUINS
It was another dark year for U.S. retail. After a bruising 2017 saw chains like RadioShack and JCPenney shut down store after store, this year brought more of the same with Toys “R” Us saying goodbye and Sears teetering on the brink of liquidation. Will 2019 be much better? It’s doubtful, with big names like Gap and Gymboree already saying they’ll streamline in the coming months. Here are 21 of the most notable stores that shut down locations in 2018.