These 8 retailers are actually opening stores

While the past year has been brutal for many retailers, with numerous chains either closing stores or shutting down entirely, there are some companies bucking that trend.

These are retailers that have seized the opportunities created by a down market. Not every company on this list has managed to completely solve the problems created by the consumer migration to the internet, but most have managed to find a balance.

For many of these chains, the misfortune of others has created opportunity. Some are thriving while others find their way in the rapidly changing marketplace. However you look at it, these companies are adding stores and growing at one of the most challenging times ever for retail.

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