8 retailers that are shrinking across America

Analysts predicted that 2017 would be a rough year for retail stores.

Just a month and a half into the new year, that prophecy has proven to be true.

A wave of store closures has hit traditional retail chains, especially those with a high proportion of locations in malls.

Many chains that are closing stores are also facing a very real threat of bankruptcy.

Here are eight retailers that are disappearing across the US:

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