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Although there were significant store closing plans announced by retail chains like Radio Shack and Target and restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and Friendly’s at the beginning of 2015, not all of the largest U.S. retail chains chose to make the company's total number of U.S. and global store closings available at the beginning of the year.  

Of course the retail companies on the growing 2015 Retail Bankruptcies list didn’t have the option of hiding their 2015 store closing plans.

 But other retail chains like Gap, Ann Taylor, Sbarro, and Wendy’s seem to be choosing to quietly close a small number of stores each quarter, hoping that the sum total of those 2015 store closings will go relatively unnoticed by shareholders and members of the press.  

This is not to suggest that there are retail chains that are deceptively hiding their 2015 store closing activities.  There are probably some retail leaders who attempt to control the press and stock traders by keeping a lid on future store closing news.  More than likely, though, it’s the volatility in the global and U.S. retail industry that prevents the leaders of some of the largest U.S. based retail chains from making specific plans about things like store closings and store openings an entire year and a half.  They sometimes just don’t know what they don’t know.  

<< See also Retail Chains Closing the Largest Numbers of Stores in 2015 <<

What follows is a list of U.S. retail chains that have closed or have announced intentions to closes in 2015.

 So far, these store closings are confined to single retail store locations.  But as the 2015 progresses, it is likely that these chains will continue to quietly close additional underperforming locations as commercial leases expire.  BOOKMARK THIS PAGE for frequent updates throughout 2015 as more official information about store closings are made available by these retailers.

The number in the left column is the total number of stores that have been designated for closing in the calendar year of 2015 and beyond. The latest additions are indicated with bold lettering. This list was last updated on July 30, 2015.

US and Global Retail Chain 2015 Store Closing Plans and Total Numbers (continued):

1        Albertson's

1        American Steakhouse

1        Ann Taylor

1        Ann Taylor Loft

1        Baker Shoes

1        Banana Republic

1        Bath & Body Works

1        Bed Bath & Beyond

1        Benetton

1        Chili's

1        Cost Plus World Market

1        Crate & Barrel

1        Disney Store

1        e2/e2Go (Emeril Restaurant)

1        Eddie Bauer

1        Express

1        F.A.O. Schwartz

1        f.y.e.

1        Fresh Market

1        Freshii

1        Gap

1        Godfather’s Pizza

1        Goodyear

1        Gordon Jewelry

1        Hallmark

1        Harding’s

1        Harry & David

1        Howard Johnson’s Restaurant

1        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

1        JJill

1        Johnny Rockets

1        Journeys

1        Kroger

1        LawLers Barbecue and Catfish

1        Limited

1        Lone Star Steakhouse

1        Los Tres Amigos Restaurant

1        Martin's Food Market

1        Neato Burrito

1        Nob Hill Foods

1        Old Navy

1        Olga's Kitchen

1        Piperlime

1        Pottery Barn Kids

1        P.S. from Aeropostale

1        Rainbow

1        Sbarro

1        Schnucks

1        Smashburger

1        Tractor Supply Co.

1        Thomasville of Meridian

1        Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

1        Wawa

1        Wendy's (Costa Rica)

1        White House Black Market

>> See also: 2015 Store Closings Sorted by Company >>

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