By  on January 5, 2018

Retailers typically begin revealing store closures in January as they get ready to close out their year-end reports, and while they will close stores, the expectation seems to be there would be fewer store closures compared with 2017 levels.

In a J.P. Morgan Chase survey, analyst Matthew Boss said 45 percent of respondents foresee fewer store closures in 2018 relative to 2017’s 6,000-plus closures. While 34 percent said there could be more closures year-over-year, another 21 percent said they expect a similar level to 2017.

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