We saw many stores close or apply for bankruptcy protection in 2017.

Here in the Concho Valley we saw sears close its door at sunset mall.

Some stores that are *not* closing their doors but rather staying alive are Ulta, Dollar tree, And TJ Maxx.

Stores even looking to expand their brick and mortar stores.

Ulta opening 100 new stores in 2017.

The company confident in its product and customers saying quote:

"We can continue rolling out roughly 100 stores per year for the next few years."

Many stores that continue to thrive against all odds tend to be stores that offer discounted or low-cost products.