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These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America as Sears clings on after closing hundreds of stores

A retail apocalypse is ripping through America, leaving clearance sales and empty malls in its wake.
Sears has been losing money and closing stores for years.

Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, has narrowly avoided liquidation. Here’s how its downfall played out.

Sears used to be the biggest retailer in the world. Chairman Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction to keep it alive.
These strangely beautiful photos might make you feel nostalgic for hanging out in the mall.

A photographer has been capturing the rapid decline of shopping malls in the US for 3 years — and it shows just how bad the retail apocalypse ha...

Photographer Jesse Rieser's series "The Retail Apocalypse: The Changing Landscape of American Retail" shows the rapid decline of malls in the US.
These strangely beautiful photos might make you feel nostalgic for hanging out in the mall.

A photographer has been capturing the rapid decline of shopping malls in the US for 3 years — and it shows just how bad the retail apocalypse ha...

Photographer Jesse Rieser's series "The Retail Apocalypse: The Changing Landscape of American Retail" shows the rapid decline of malls in the US.
Amazon is showing retailers the way forward.

Amazon isn’t necessarily killing brick-and-mortar retail — it could be saving it

As Amazon grows and enters into multiple retail sectors, more traditional brick-and-mortar sellers are suffering losses. While many think Amazon is killing the traditional retail industry, it's not. Rather, it's showing retailers the way forward.
Department stores saw the biggest decline in foot traffic during Prime Day week in 2017, according to Foursquare.

Macy’s is making a move that signals the death of department stores as we know them

Macy's is shrinking the size of some of its less productive stores and cutting back on staff.
Shoppers are buying things again.

Moody’s is signaling that the retail apocalypse is over

Moody's has raised its outlook for retail for the first time since 2015, when the retail apocalypse loomed over the entire industry.
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 15.

Mall owners want to bar Sears from hanging ‘going out of business’ signs outside closing stores as the industry weathers a crisis

Mall owners are asking a New York bankruptcy court to crack down on Sears' "going out of business" signs in an attempt to curb the impact of the retailer's downfall.

David’s Bridal could be filing for bankruptcy — and people aren’t sure what to think

David's Bridal recently missed an interest payment on a $270 million loan payment. The wedding retailer may be filing for bankruptcy — and people aren't sure what to think.
REI is closing on Black Friday.

REI’s CEO says that the company’s decision to close on Black Friday helped the retailer survive the retail apocalypse

REI is closing on Black Friday for the fourth year in a row. The company's CEO, Jerry Stritzke, says that closing on Black Friday has helped REI survive the retail apocalypse, as he has "watched more than 200 retailers go out of business" over the last four years.