The Retail Apocalypse has DESTROYED these 14 companies

According to this Business Insider report, the retail apocalypse has essentially crashed the share price of these 14 major retailers. I guess these are the lucky ones as many have been put out of business completely.

Shares of Amazon multiplied by a factor of ten since 2009. Shares of Wal-Mart are flat over the past five years but are up 30% since the beginning of 2016. Since mid-2015, shares of Best Buy are up 58%, Home Depot 28%, and Costco 10%. These and other retailers like them saw their share prices rise because they managed to navigate the new retail environment.

Many online retailers and online operations of brick-and-mortar retailers are thriving. Other retailers are thriving because, like Home Depot, they’re in a segment that is booming. So not all brick-and-mortar retailers are melting down. But many are, including the samples in the list below. The percentage denotes the crash in share prices over the past two years:

  • Sears Holdings -65%
  • Macy’s -68%
  • Target -35%
  • Bed Bath & Beyond -59%
  • Hudson’s Bay (owns Saks and Lord & Taylor) -61%
  • Nordstrom -39%
  • American Eagle Outfitters -32%
  • Tailored Brands (formerly Men’s Wearhouse) -81%
  • Boot Barn -80%
  • Christopher & Banks -68%
  • Express -64%
  • Urban Outfitters -47%
  • Foot Locker -32%

And they’re the lucky ones among the brick-and-mortar meltdown lot; others have already filed for bankruptcy, and their shares have become worthless. Yet some of those on the list will likely join the bankruptcy filers over the next 12 months.


  • NazdaPokmov

    Does not affect me as I have never shopped at most of those stores in my life.

    • Red Pill

      when there is no competition you will pay more, sound like you already do.

  • Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill

    wal mart ruined mom and pop America

    • gmatch

      Mom and pop stores are to expensive for low income Americans and that applies now to 50% of the US population. An example: 1 Dollar for one screw – ordered through Amazon and it comes down to 10 cents. You have to make choices support some locals and don’t eat, or buy cheap and eat.
      Who would pay for toilet paper 10 times as much?

  • Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill

    wal mart ruined mom and pop America

    • What?

      Now Amazon is having their lunch!

  • Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill

    taxpayers are being ripped off by pentagon by war needing labor unions
    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-07-30/news/vw-18804_1_nut

  • Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill

    wal mart ruined mom and pop America