Skip to main content

Gap, JCPenney, Foot Locker all announce major store closures

Victoria's Secret will also be shuttering more than 50 stores.

The past 24 hours have been a bloodbath for clothing retailers, after more than 450 stores closures were announced nationwide.

Gap, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret and Foot Locker made the announcements on Thursday and Friday, though none of them have released details about where the axe will fall.

The biggest shutdown is coming from Gap, whose parent company confirmed it is splitting its company into two, with the successful cut-price chain Old Navy going one way, and the struggling Gap going the other, along with brands including Athleta and Banana Republic.

As a result of the split, Gap will be closing 230 of its own-brand stores.

JCPenney has announced it will close a further 18 full-size stores in 2019, three of which had already been announced in January.

However, the company confirmed to BMTN that none of the latest closures will come from Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret is closing 53 stores, while Foot Locker is shutting 167 locations.

Here's a look at how many stores each of these companies has in Minnesota:

  • Victoria's Secret – 14
  • Gap – 9
  • JCPenney – 15 (Minnesota locations are safe from closure)
  • Foot Locker – 16

Follow Bring Me The News on LinkedIn

Next Up

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student

The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.

Proctor football

Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate

The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.

Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.07.41 PM

Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted

If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.

Gophers basketball, Williams Arena, Gopher fans

U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events

The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.

Lauri Anne Deatherage

Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death

He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.

Jackknifed semi I-94 Sauk Centre Jesse Grabow

Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14

More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.

Related

Target announces 6 store closures, including Brooklyn Center

The Bullseye is shutting down underperforming stores.

1024px-New_Gap_Store

Gap signals major withdrawal from malls across the U.S.

It will be focusing more on its online and off-mall stores.

Flickr_dressbarn

Dressbarn to close all of its stores, including 13 in Minnesota

The women's clothing chain has been struggling for profitability.

family dollar

Almost 400 Family Dollar stores to close

It will also be renovating a further 1,000 locations.

1024px-Kohls_(3298096729)

Kohl's will now accept Amazon returns at all stores – including in MN

The retailer is hoping it'll attract more people to its stores.

Express

Express announces plan to close 100 stores nationwide

The retail chain is looking to make $80 million in savings.

Target Lake Street

Target announces closure of 2 Minneapolis stores until further notice

The Uptown and Lake Street stores were damaged in last week's unrest.

Screen Shot 2020-02-25 at 10.53.45 PM

ApplianceSmart closing its last remaining Minnesota stores

Its Maplewood location has already shuttered, with Champlin to follow.