The Children’s Place has about 920 stores, including 800 across the United States. It’s considered the largest children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America.
“We anticipate that the lingering impact of COVID-19 will continue to accelerate the shift to digital, putting enormous pressure on the already-stressed brick and mortar channel, resulting in accelerated store closures,” Elfers said.
While the fate of the local stores is unknown, local business casualties of the coronavirus pandemic continue to rise. The restaurant industry has taken one of the hardest financial hits during the pandemic, but clothing boutiques and retailers have also announced closures.
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The two local stores list The Children’s Place as still in business. The chain says online demand has grown 300% during the pandemic.