Massive Mall Retailer is Now Closing A Location in Texas

Another massive mall retailer is now closing a location in Texas after announcing the shutter of three other stores nationwide.

JCPenney has announced the impending closure of four stores, including a major location in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The decision comes as the company grapples with declining sales and a sharp drop in net income, which fell by nearly 90% last year despite the retailer remaining profitable.

The Sikes Center store in Wichita Falls is among the casualties, leaving local residents with one less shopping option.

While no specific closing date has been announced, the company has confirmed that the stores will shut their doors before September 23.

JCPenney cited unfavorable lease terms and the inability to find suitable alternative locations as the primary reasons for the closures.

In a statement, the company expressed gratitude to its dedicated associates and loyal customers who have supported these stores over the years.

This development is part of a larger trend in the retail sector, often referred to as the “retail apocalypse.”

It follows closely on the heels of Macy’s recent announcement to close 150 stores over the next three years, though specific locations have yet to be disclosed.

As retailers continue to adapt to changing consumer habits and economic pressures, the landscape of American shopping centers is likely to see further transformations in the coming months and years.

“Regretfully, we are unable to continue our current lease terms for these store locations and have been unable to find suitable locations in the market,” the company said.

“We are grateful to our dedicated associates and the loyal customers who have shopped at these locations throughout the years.

We continue to work to make every dollar count for America’s diverse, working families and welcome them to shop at our other JCPenney stores in the area and at JCPenney.com.”

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An unexpected restaurant now abruptly closes 7 locations in one state after revealing plans to shutter a total of 36.

TGI Fridays is closing a total of seven restaurants in one state as part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy.

This comes after the chain abruptly closed 36 locations across 12 states in at the beginning of the year, per The-Sun.

The restaurant chain will pull the plug on seven locations across the state of New Jersey in the coming weeks.

Today, Fridays will welcome in famished diners at its location in Brick for the final time.

“As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and implement a long-term growth strategy, we see a bright future for TGI Fridays,” said Weldon Spangler, CEO of TGI Fridays earlier this week.

“We are at the helm of a pivotal moment that will allow us to explore boundless advancement, expansion, and innovation to keep delivering ‘That Fridays Feeling’ that our fans know and love.”

Before the closures, TGI Fridays had about 270 US locations, according to the company’s website.

“As part of the store closures, TGI Fridays is offering more than 1,000 transfer opportunities, which represents over 80% of total impacted employees,” the company previously said in a statement.

“Our top priority has always been delivering a superior experience for each and every TGI Fridays guest, and we’ve identified opportunities to optimize and streamline our operations to ensure we are best positioned to meet – and exceed – on that brand promise,” said Ray Risley, US president and chief operating officer, in the release.

Eight other locations were sold to former CEO Ray Blanchette, a longtime stakeholder who will acquire the previously corporate-owned restaurants.

The sale comes as major changes have been made to the brand’s leadership, including the news of Weldon Spangler being made CEO.

“As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and implement a long-term growth strategy, we see a bright future for TGI Fridays,” said Spangler in a statement.

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