You may want to check out your closest Disney store sometime soon! Disney has announced that it will be closing at least 60 stores across North America this year. The decision has been made to focus more on the eCommerce side of the business rather than storefronts.
Although this may seem like a whole lot, the store closures only amount to around 35% of all of the shops between Canada and the USA.
When the magical store first arrived in the late 1980s, Canada hosted almost 400 locations across the country!
One of the Canadian stores that is for sure closing is in Mississauga in the Square One Shopping Centre.
This location has been operating in the same spot since 1993, and is unfortunately set to close on or before March 23.
Stephanie Young, president of Consumer Products Games and Publishing, is optimistic about the future saying in a press release, “Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world. We now plan to create a more flexible, interconnected eCommerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all our franchises.”
As of right now, this is the only announced Disney Store closure in Ontario, but stay tuned for changes!
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