Friday, November 21, 2008
Sign of the Times?
Recession? What recession?
You can "google" this information from lots of sources, but Bill sent me this one from here, which seems most consistent with other sources.
I know my "Christmas Wish List" has been seriously cut. My family is, likewise, looking at gifts that are more "practical" as well as homemade.
That being said, it's also a sign of the times to be more generous with others whose "practical needs" are much more serious than our own.
What to get for that 'person who has everything'? How about a generous contribution in her/his name to an agency that helps those in need - at home or around the world?
Anyway, looks like too many of us will have too many places left to do our Christmas Shopping. Pray for all those who have or will lose their jobs. Pray for the leadership of this country. Pray for an end to the greed in our own hearts which equates getting "more stuff" with greater happiness that the greed in human hearts will be transformed into generosity.
155 stores closing
6 in NE Ohio
2 will remain open in NE Ohio
117 Stores to close nationwide
Closings planned over the next 3 years
No specifics announced
40 Stores closing nationwide
100 stores closing nationwide
10 stores closing nationwide
150 stores closing nationwide
Akron location remains open
27 stores closing nationwide
14 stores closed but several others open
All stores closed
Closed Middletown, Ohio store in April
98 stores closed nationwide
15 stores closed nationwide
2 in Ohio – Findley & Lima
Won’t open 50 stores planned for 2009
Hurt specifically byeal estate crisis
78 men's and children's stores closed by September
Fifteen furniture chains closed last year, up from 10 in 2006 and five in 2005, according to Furniture/Today, a trade publication. Two of the largest, Wickes and Domain, closed this year.
154 remaining Demo stores closing
140 stores closing by end of 2008
Linens N’ Things
371 stores liquidating
All set to be closed by Jan. 1
Already Closed: Rolling Acres Mall
Akron Canton Centre, Canton
Randall Park Mall, North Randall
160 stores as part of reorganization plan to exit bankruptcy
J. C. Penney, Lowe’s and Office Depot are scaling back or delaying expansion. Office Depot had planned to open 150 stores this year, but will now open 75.
125 retail locations