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Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:32:41-05

Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as consumers increasingly shop online for home goods. The company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers.

Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The company didn't say how many workers will be impacted.

Pier 1 said sales in its most recent quarter fell 13% to $358 million as store traffic fell. The company reported a net loss of $59 million for the quarter, which ended Nov. 30. Pier 1's shares fell 17% to close at $5.18 Monday.