01/15/2015 02:36 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 02:59 EST

Look At All The Retailers Closing Stores In Canada

TORONTO — A list of retailers that have recently closed or are closing shop in Canada:

Mexx Canada

— Dutch-based retailer declared bankruptcy in December 2014

— Liquidating 95 stores in Canada by the end of February

— Has 315 stores around the world

Smart Set

— Parent company Reitmans (TSX:RET.A) announced in November 2014 that it would close 107 Smart Set stores

— Will convert 76 locations into other banners, including Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, RW&Co. and Thyme Maternity

— Smart Set banner was created in 1945, with the first location opening in Ontario in 1970

— First Reitmans store opened in Montreal in 1926


— Womens' retailer was founded in 1977 in Montreal

— Announced in October 2014 it would abandon restructuring efforts and close 92 stores across the country

— Company under creditor protection since November 2010

Holt Renfrew

— Luxury retailer closing stores in Ottawa and Quebec City at the end of January 2015

— Will undertake a $300 million expansion in key markets such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal

Sears Canada

— In October 2014, parent company Sears Holding Corp. (NYSE:SHLD) announced it would sell most of its stake in the struggling Canadian unit to raise as much as US$380 million

— In January 2014, Sears Canada announced it was cutting 2,200 employees from its payroll. It had already laid off thousands of employees in 2013

— Sears Canada has sold leases to some of its most prominent locations, including its flagship location at the Toronto Eaton Centre


— In 2011, parent company Hudson's Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) sold its leasing rights for its nearly 200 Zellers locations to U.S. retailer Target for $1.83 billion

The latest entry: Sony

— Sony announced Thursday it's planning to close all its locations (about 15) in Canada. The company did not immediately say why it was closing the stores or how many workers would be affected.

— With a file from Daniel Tencer, HuffPost Canada

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