Disney closes 60 stores in the US & Canada

first_imgThe Disney Store, once a mall mainstay, is drastically reducing the number of locations it has in the United States and Canada.Disney said it’s closing at least 60 stores in North America, amounting to about 35 percent of its locations in the region, CNN reports. Moving forward, Disney is placing a larger emphasis on its e-commerce business rather than its brick-and-mortar footprint.“While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president of Disney’s consumer products, games and publishing unit, in a press release.Disney said that it’s focusing on making its shopDisney platform a more “seamless” and “personalized” experience. That online revamp will be “complemented by greater integration with Disney Parks apps and social media platforms.” Disney Cruise Line will set sail on 2-night COVID test cruise June 3, 2021 AdvertisementCOVID-19 has spurred more people to move their shopping habits online, according to CNN. Research firm eMarketer recently said e-commerce sales across the world grew nearly 28 percent in 2020, surpassing $4 trillion.Fans can still buy Mickey merchandise at theme park stores, third-party retailers, and Disney shop-in-shops. In 2019, Target opened mini-Disney stores in 25 of its locations.Disney, which didn’t release a list of stores that will close, has about 300 locations worldwide. It had nearly 800 locations globally at its peak in 1999. Samuel E. Wright, the voice of Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ dies at 74 May 27, 2021 Labor shortage crisis cripples some SWFL businesses May 29, 2021 AdvertisementTags: businessDisneycenter_img RELATEDTOPICS The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Masks are no longer mandatory outside at Disney parks May 17, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more