Predicting the Death of the Mall, One J.C. Penney at a Time

Bloomberg, Oct. 11, 2017–Rachel Evans, Claire Boston
Data analysis firm System2 identified an additional 197 J.C. Penney stores at risk of closing after the embattled retailer announced plans to shutter as many as 140 shops. System2 LLC said the outlets–from San Bernardino, Calif. to an Omaha, Neb. suburb–have a 64-plus percent likelihood of closing.