Earlier this year we shared the news how Disney will be closing down at least 60 Disney Stores in the US & Canada. If you would like to see a list of store closures you can click here.
At the time there were only 2 Disney Stores in Canada set to close, however according to Retail Insider we are finding out that more Disney Store closures are on the way.
According to the report all 18 locations in Canada will be closing this year.
Using the Store Locator on the ShopDisney website we looked up many of the Canadian Disney Store locations, none of them were listed to close at this time, the article on Retail Insider lists that these stores are expected to close by the end of Summer sometime around August 1st.
When the initial announcement was released Disney issued this statement on the upcoming closures:
Over the next year Disney will focus on providing a more seamless, personalized and franchise-focused ecommerce experience through its shopDisney platform which will be complemented by greater integration with Disney Parks apps and social media platforms. This will be coupled with an assortment of new and elevated merchandise from the Company’s full range of brands, including adult apparel collections and artist collaborations, trend-forward streetwear, premium home products and collectibles.
“While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president, Consumer Products Games and Publishing. “Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world. We now plan to create a more flexible, interconnected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all our franchises.”
Disney will remain flexible in its approach and continue to evolve its retail strategy to best meet the needs of consumers when and where they want. Guests will continue to have access to Disney shopping experiences in 600+ Disney Parks stores, shop-in-shops, lifestyle and outlet locations, as well as third-party retailers around the world.
Only time will tell how many more Disney Stores will close with a push towards online sales. Stay tuned to Chip and Co for more details.
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