Retail chain Toys R Us has begun shutting down 144 stores nationwide. Seven of the affected Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are in Georgia. The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last September. Gift cards and other customer programs will be honored at closing locations, the company said.

5 major things that happened in retail this week

Charming Charlie is no longer bankrupt, but there’s a catch.

The popular teen jewelry and accessories retail said it successfully completed its financial restructuring, emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, it closed around 100 stores in the process and reduced its corporate employee number, the chain announced. READ MORE

2. Camping World RV super retail center in Huber Heights to generate at least $1.7M for city

Camping World Holdings, a network of RV retail locations, plans to build a super retail center in Huber Heights.

Plans are underway to expand the company footprint with additional locations in several high traffic, outdoor-centric markets, with the new SuperCenters in Georgia, Illinois and Huber Heights. The centers are planned to open later this year. Specific locations have not yet been announced. READ MORE

3. To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

Amazon is rolling out the program in 37 cities for customers with new compatible vehicles. With Amazon Key In-Car, Prime members with compatible vehicles now have the convenience of having packages delivered inside their cars when parked in a publicly accessible area, typically at their home or workplace, the company said in a statement. READ MORE

4. Opening date announced for Macy’s outlet store in Dayton

The department store will open its first Dayton-area Backstage outlet store at the Dayton Mall on June 2. The new outlet store will have approximately 12,900 square feet of dedicated retail space and will live on the second level inside the full-line Macy’s. The grand opening will be celebrated with giveaways for the first 200 customers and special events throughout the day. READ MORE

5. With Elder-Beerman closings, can local malls survive?

The closure of six area Elder-Beerman locations in the next few months could spell trouble for area malls who have relied on customer traffic and high-price leases from the longtime department store.

Bon Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced last week it was going out of business after it could not attract a buyer during its bankruptcy proceedings. The closure will mean more than 250 stores across the U.S. will close and the loss of hundreds of jobs in this region. READ MORE

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