11 Disney stores in New York threatened with closure
Disney recently announced that the company plans to close at least 60 stores in North America this year.
“As consumer behavior has shifted towards online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president of Consumer Products Games and Publishing, in a statement from hurry. “Over the past few years, we’ve focused on reaching consumers where they already spend their time, such as expanding Disney stores around the world. We now plan to create a more flexible and interconnected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all of our franchises. “
Officials say Disney plans to focus on its e-commerce business and significantly reduce its physical footprint, starting with closing at least 60 stores in 2021.
Over the next year, Disney will focus on delivering a more seamless, personalized and franchise-focused e-commerce experience through its shopDisney platform which will be complemented by better integration with Disney Parks applications and social media platforms. This will be paired with an assortment of new and improved merchandise from the full range of the company’s brands, including adult clothing collections and artist collaborations, from trendy streetwear, upscale home products. and collectibles, officials said.
In the Hudson Valley, Disney Stores can be found at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Palisades Center. There are 11 Disney Store locations in New York City.
- Central valley
- Garden city
- Lake grove
- New York City
- Niagara Falls
- Staten island
- West Nyack
Disney has not announced which stores will close or when the closings will take place.
Disney says it will remain flexible in its approach and continue to evolve its retail strategy to best meet the needs of consumers when and where they want them. Customers will continue to have access to Disney shopping experiences at more than 600 Disney parks, boutiques, lifestyle and point-of-sale stores, as well as at third-party retailers around the world, officials add.