Updated 7:31 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 America hasn't stopped shopping, but it does shop differently than it used to. As online retail has gotten more popular, it's taking a bite out of sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Many traditional retailers have risen to the challenge with their own online presence, but what happens all those old mall locations? Usually, companies respond by shutting down stores or shrinking their square footage. And while this can be good for stores — focusing their cash on online operations or more successful retail locations — it's not always good for shoppers. Losing a big department store doesn't just mean one less local shopping option; a store closure can lead to a retail chain reaction. A large anchor store leaving a mall means there's less foot traffic for other stores, potentially leading to more closures... and eventually an empty mall. This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. While … [Read more...] about Is Your Local Macy’s, Sears, or Kmart Closing?