Holiday Season Won't Contain 'Retail Apocalypse'

By Matt Chiappardi (November 22, 2017, 5:38 PM EST) -- The hype surrounding the so-called retail apocalypse describes a real phenomenon that may be worse than anticipated, with experts predicting 2018 to be the worst year for retail bankruptcies in recent memory, portending a shakeup that could spread to the larger economy.

Retailers that are consistently on the tongues of bankruptcy experts as potentially vulnerable to Chapter 11 in 2018 include icons Sears and JC Penney, but other household names also come up as the crucial holiday season approaches, such as Macy's, Best Buy, J. Crew and Eddie Bauer.

The cases are expected to be filled with ironies because, though private...

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