Retail closures continue

The year 2017 was engraved upon the tombstones of numerous retailers. Fifty major chains went bankrupt, including Toys “R” Us and Payless Shoes. That’s up from 47 filings in 2016 and just 30 in 2014. Department stores and other longtime retailers have been decimated by Amazon and Walmart. The retail implosion likely isn’t going away any…