Retailer Tuesday Morning, a fixture in the home goods market for almost 50 years, is closing all of its stores.
The retailer announced the closings on its website. No official closing date was announced.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the discount home goods chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February. It had previously filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2020 while trying to reorganize.
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— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 27, 2023
The Chronicle reported that Tuesday Morning was granted a request to allow Hilco Global to sell all of its merchandise, Hilco Global is buying Tuesday Morning for $32 million.
Tuesday Morning has stores in 25 states that will be closing, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Dallas Morning News reported that as of February, Tuesday Morning had 487 stores in 40 states. It since closed about 265 stores.
Tuesday Morning closing all stores https://t.co/xJGOKPtKWB
More stores going bankrupt in Joe Biden’s failed America.
— Pat C in Central FL 🏝🕶☀️ (@BeachCity55) May 1, 2023
The company was founded in Dallas in 1974. The closing means that in addition to store closings within the next few weeks, all the employees at Tuesday Morning’s North Dallas headquarters will lose their jobs.
The demise of Tuesday Morning comes amid a massive shakeup in the retail industry.
Biden Administration Help Create Retail Apocalypse!
Brick and Mortar store closings since Feb 2021👇 pic.twitter.com/48n6aQJWwp
— Patriot Dad ❤️✝️🇺🇸 (@NickCAdams) April 29, 2023
Late last month, Bed Bath & Beyond filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws.
CNN noted that retail sector bankruptcies are rising. The outlet cited relatively recent filings by Party City, mattress manufacturer Serta Simmons and Independent Pet Partners, a pet store retailer. David’s Bridal, a national wedding gown store, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization recently, as well.
A report by Insider prior to the Tuesday Morning announcement estimated 1,400 retail stores are in the process of closing.
A CBS report said the nation has lost roughly 2,000 stores in the past year.
Experts at UBS said that over the next five years, up to 50,000 stores might close, a number that could hit 90,000 if the economy goes into a long recession.
The report estimates there are 940,000 stores and that the prediction “simply implies that there will be 5% fewer stores by the end of 2027,” analysts said.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.