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Pier 1 to close hundreds of stores

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Pier 1 to close hundreds more stores

Company posted $59-million in losses in 2019

NEW YORK, NY (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Pier 1 Imports announced Monday it plans to close hundreds of store all across the country.

Pier 1 has seen its sales decline for eight consecutive quarters. Sales at most of its stores are down more than 11-percent. Experts estimate it's lost approximately $59-million. They the home furnishings giant has lost market share to Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Wayfair.

The company plans to close up to 450 stores. That's almost half of its brick and mortar operations.

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