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These 11 retailers might not survive 2018

The Motley Fool Logo By Leo Sun of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 12: Many North American retailers were wiped out in the “retail apocalypse” which started in 2010. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Walmart’s (NYSE:WMT) growth, the rise of fast fashion retailers, reserved spending habits after the Great Recession, and dying malls crushed countless retailers.Some retailers survived the downturn by closing stores and expanding their e-commerce presence, but others weren’t as lucky. Let’s examine 11 retailers that could struggle to remain relevant this year.ALSO READ: The Retail Apocalypse May Not Be What You This It Is

The retail apocalypse enters its ninth year

Many North American retailers were wiped out in the “retail apocalypse” which started in 2010. Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart’s (WMT) growth, the rise of fast fashion retailers, reserved spending habits after the Great Recession and dying malls crushed countless retailers.

Some retailers survived the downturn by closing stores and expanding their e-commerce presence, but others weren’t as lucky. Click ahead to examine 11 retailers that could struggle to remain relevant this year.

ALSO READ: The Retail Apocalypse May Not Be What You This It Is

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