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2018: The Year of Retail Bankruptcies

Rebecca McClay

The retail sector so far this year is showing no signs that the dismal scene of bankruptcies and closings will end soon. Major retail companies that are riddled with debt from leveraged buyouts are falling like dominos as consumers shift their attention to online channels. Most recently, home retail chain Brookstone filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2014, facing between $100 and $500 million in liabilities.