Over the last couple of years, especially post the coronavirus pandemic, online shopping has made an enormous impact on iconic store chains that have been around since our grandparents were in the prime of their lives. Though some have flourished, a great deal of them are barely keeping the doors open. There are certainly a variety of factors involved from a shortage of workers, low foot traffic due to COVID, financial constraints making it difficult to order supplies.

Whatever the reason, by year's end America is going to see some major store chains close their doors forever or downsize by closing hundreds of stores to keep afloat. As we move towards the end of 2021 we will have to say goodbye to some long-standing companies that can't make enough profits to stay open. Bed, Bath & Beyond is just one of the many big brands flatlining across the country with failed marketing strategies and expansion plans that are no longer feasible.

Some brands are desperate to stay open and going as far as to file for bankruptcy in a hail-Mary attempt to recover. Others are trying to stop the hemorrhaging by closing multiple locations. Sadly, many big-named brands are all out of options closing down for good. I guess if we love these stores and we want them to remain open, we all need to make a conscious effort and go back to shopping in person. Below are just a few big brand store chains, who've closed multiple locations.

CVS (1963) Closing 200 stores

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Bed, Bath & Beyond - (1971) Closed 200 stores

Home Goods Chain Bed Bath & Beyond To Close 60 Stores
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Starbucks - (1971) Closed 500 stores

Starbucks Suffering From Supply Shortages, Runs Short On Some Ingredients And Supplies
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The Gap (1969) - Closed 350 stores

Gap To Close 19 UK and Ireland stores Amid Covid Pandemic Losses
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Modell's (1889) - Closing 134 stores

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Walgreen's (1901) - Closing 200 stores

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Neiman Marcus (1907) Stores closures TBA

Luxury Department Store Chain Neiman Marcus Files For Bankruptcy Protection
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Foot Locker (1971) Closed 117 stores

Foot Locker To Acquire 2 Footwear Retailers For $1.1 Billion
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Guess (1981) Closing 200 stores

Shares Of Guess Tumble After Sexual Harrassment Claims Against Paul Marciano
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Victoria Secret (1977) Closed almost trouble

Victoria's Secret Continues Slide As Third Quarter Sales Decline 7 Percent
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Pottery Barn (1949) - Closing 3 stores

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Vera Wang (1999) - Closing 50

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Macy's (1858) - Closing 125 over next 3 years

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Victoria's Secret To Close 30-50 Stores In North America In 2021
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