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24/7 Wall St. has a piece about the nine retailers that are closing the most stores in the US, forced to do so in some cases by competition (from both online and bricks-and-mortar stores) and in other by mergers and acquisitions that lead to efficiency-driven closings./

The nine retailers cited are Abercrombie & Fitch, Barnes & Noble, Aeropostale, JC Penney, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sears Holdings (which includes both Sears and Kmart), Staples, and Toys R Us.
KC's View:
I have a bias here, and I want to be upfront about that. But there's only one store in this entire list that I use with any frequency - Staples. But I don't need to use it … there just happens to be one convenient to my office, and so I take advantage of it from time to time. The rest of them could pretty much vanish tomorrow and I'd never miss them.