Major Retail Bankruptcies Not on Horizon

A recent Fitch Ratings report predicts a holiday season that’s better than some worst-case scenarios out there. It also says that due to liquidity improvements, we’re not likely to see retailers file the same number of bankruptcies that we did in 2008 and early this year.

However, the outfit does recognize that the consumer is still strapped. Fitch expects unemployment to reach 10.5% next year, and credit will remain tight.

The report also says that discounters like Walmart will continue to fare as the best retail performers in the near term. Additionally, it sees certain department-store chains, like JCPenney, Kohl’s and Macy’s to grab more market share. Best Buy should see some improvement as well, since competitor Circuit City folded at the beginning of the year.

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3 Responses to “Major Retail Bankruptcies Not on Horizon”


  1. 1 Ask Not November 23, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    How do you know?

  2. 2 Franz November 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Ians,

    I like your blahg allot. It says really cools stuff about retails and the world over. I sugges focusin on stuff like big box and CP Richards and the like. Kep up the god work!

    Franz

  3. 3 LetsRevisit December 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Perhaps no major retail bankruptcies are on the horizon, but let’s recap some of this year’s lineup:

    http://www.thedeal.com/newsweekly/dealwatch/retailers-and-bankruptcy.php#bottom


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