As Economy Improves, e-Commerce Soars, Storefronts Close

As Economy Improves, e-Commerce Soars, Storefronts Close

Despite signs of an improving economy, observers of retail trends expect that more storefronts will close their doors this year as retailers adjust to demographic trends and the continuing popularity of e-commerce.

So far this year, RadioShack and Staples Inc. have both announced plans to close locations. The electronics retailer plans to shutter up to 1,100 underperforming stores, more than a fifth of all locations. Staples, meanwhile, intends to close 225 stores by

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