According to a DailyFinance.com report, sales for U.S. retailers are so bad it's not a question of whether they will close stores, but when and how many.
With that in mind, the report predicts the eight retailers that will close the most stores in 2013. These are:
- Best Buy
- Sears Holding (Kmart and Sears stores)
- J.C. Penney
- Office Depot
- Barnes & Noble
Walton County doesn't have any of the larger retailers on the list, but it does have a Sears Store and Mike Cash has a RadioShack dealership, both stores are located in Monroe.
On the other hand, Loganville - the Gwinnett County side - has already taken a hit with the closing of Best Buy last year. It currently has an OfficeMax in that same center. OfficeMax is one of the retailers on the list, but it is not known, whether the Loganville store is one that could end up on the chopping block. It also has a Gamestop.
There is, however, some good news on the horizon for the Gwinnett County side of Loganville. A TJ Maxx is scheduled to open in the old Best Buy location and a Colonial Buick also is expected to open soon. Also likely to open sometime in the next 12 months are the two package stores - one in Walton
Are you expecting to see any of these in the local area close? Will you be very disappointed to see them go.