These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America (M, JCP)

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The retail apocalypse has descended on America. More than 3,800 stores are expected to close across the country this year.

Department stores like Macy’s, Sears, and JCPenney, and retailers including Toys R Us, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Bebe have decided to close dozens of stores.

Walking through a mall in 2018 is like walking through a graveyard.

Here’s photographic evidence that a retail apocalypse is hitting the United States hard:

Perhaps most emblematic of the retail apocalypse are photos of dead malls.

As customers increasingly shop online, malls are suffering the consequences.

Visits to malls declined by 50% from 2010 to 2013, according to the real-estate research firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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