After announcing that Disney is closing 60 locations across North America back in March, the plans have changed again. Allegedly, Disney is now closing all of its stores in Canada, rather than leaving some open, which was originally planned.
Two Canadian spots already closed last month, one of them being in the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga.
According to a source that spoke to Retail Insider, store staff at Disney locations have yet to be notified of the closures. Although no date has been given, apparently all of the locations will close by the end of the summer this year.
Disney’s decision to close its stores in Canada is due to challenges resulting from the pandemic. Customer shopping behaviors have changed, so Disney has re-evaluated and decided to shift to online channels.
The focus on online shopping for Disney does come as a surprise since the company still hasn’t launched its Canadian e-commerce site, even though it promised to do so.
It also hasn’t secured a warehouse spot to fulfill product orders.
Final statements haven’t been released just yet, so we’ll have to wait for more details, but we can definitely expect major changes in retail for Disney.
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