Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker #39: The Home Depot Acquires The Company Store

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KEY POINTS

FGRT tracks store openings and closures for a select group of retailers in the US and the UK.

  • Year-to-date 2017, the number of store closure announcements in the US has increased 229% year over year, bringing the total number of stores to be closed to 6,985.
  • The Home Depot acquires The Company Store.
  • Year to date in the UK, there have been 921 store closure announcements from major retailers, significantly lower on a year-over-year basis. The 887 store openings, however, are a slight increase compared to 2016.

2017 Major US Store Openings and Closures

FGRT has a dedicated team tracking news about store closures and openings, bankruptcies and management changes. Our Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker focuses on department stores and specialty retail, including, but not limited to, softlines, hardlines, consumer electronics and furniture.

What Is Happening this Week in the US?

The Home Depot Acquires The Company Store

Home supplies retailer The Home Depot announced that it has acquired The Company Store, an online retailer of textiles and home décor products. According to management, the acquisition provides product development and sourcing capabilities to help expand the online décor business into broader categories across the entire home. The deal does not include The Company Store’s five retail locations.

 

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