Too big to fail? The chains that didn't make it in Canada

Recent 7/11 closures highlight changing business landscape

Stars Insider

15/12/17 | StarsInsider

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The Goliaths of the retail world are tumbling and it seems another unthinkable country-wide closure happens every other year.

As consumers flock to Amazon, eBay and AliBaba, big box stores that had monopolized entire markets are closing permanently.

With the news that 7-Eleven is closing a number of stores around Toronto, after years of rapid real estate price hikes and rising wages, we look at the many chains that were once ever present and have since evaporated.

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