Staples says it's closing 170 stores, the latest in a slew of store closings in 2014.
It may be too soon to write brick-and-mortar's obituary, but it's not looking good. There's been a flood of store closings already this year, and more will likely be coming as online retailers like Amazon.com take over the retail market. Here are some of the chains closing locations in 2014:
The day after Thanksgiving -- known as Black Friday -- is one of the year's biggest shopping days. Get prepared with shopping tips from Consumer Reports so you can get the best deals of the season.
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