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I have been writing about the bloodbath in the US retail sector ever since 2016. At the time, the various big credit rating companies (S&P, Moody’s and Fitch) had released “retail deathwatch” lists. These lists detailed some of the weakest retail companies in the country, and for the most part the lists were accurate – many of the companies on those lists imploded in 2017 and 2018.
Some examples of major retailers falling apart were written about previously here, here, and here.
Sector - Things - Lot - Players - Board
I’d hoped that with the bloodletting going on in the sector, we might see things finally start to settle down with a lot of the weakest players off the board. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening.
Moody’s Investor Service has released a brand new, updated retail “deathwatch” list with seventeen different retailers listed:
Fallout - Apocalypse
The fallout from the retail apocalypse is far from over.
Two months into 2019, four retailers have already filed for bankruptcy protection: Payless...
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