The Limited closing all 250 of its stores

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AL.com The Limited, once of mall staple across America, is closing all 250 of its remaining stores.

The closures were announced in a post to the clothing retailer's website.

"We're sad to say that all The Limited stores nationwide have officially closed their doors. But this isn't goodbye. The styles you love are still available online - We're just a quick click away 24 hours a day," the announcement said.

All stores are slated to be closed by Jan. 8. About 4,000 jobs, including season and temporary ones, will be lost.

The Limited currently operates one store in Alabama in Dothan's Wiregrass Commons Mall.

Limited was founded in 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. It has already shuttered stores throughout the country in the last year and most recently signaled it was struggling to keep up with the crush of online business.

In December, the company apologized for its shipping falling "significantly behind schedule."

"We definitely understand how frustrating and unexpected this is for those of you who have not received your orders. This is not the kind of service we planned to deliver, and we sincerely apologize," the company said during the height of the holiday shopping season.

The Limited is the latest traditional retailer to close its doors in response to ongoing competition from online merchants. In the last week, Sears and Kmart announced they are closing as many as 200 locations; Macy's is shutting down 68 stores.



 
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