5 Big Retail Chains That Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Stores going out of business
Stores going out of business

Remember strolling through Circuit City or Linens 'n Things? Did you bid Borders farewell this past summer?

Lousy management or simply being in the wrong business at the wrong time is usually all it takes for a once-thriving chain to come undone.

To help you get your mourning out of the way in advance, here are a few retailers that probably aren't long for this world.


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