Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Disney to Shut 60 North American Stores, 20% of Global Total

  • Move is part of entertainment giant’s shift toward e-commerce
  • Disney stores were once a staple of U.S. shopping malls
Holiday Shopping Ahead Of Consumer Comfort Figures
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Updated on

Walt Disney Co. plans to close more than 60 of its North American Disney stores, eliminating roughly 20% of its global footprint, as it focuses more on e-commerce.

The company has about 300 Disney stores now, a number that has shrunk dramatically over the years as the world’s largest entertainment company experimented with different ways to get its merchandise to fans.