The arts and crafts
The primary reason for the closures is struggling sales. It sounds like another retailing being consumed by the retail apocalypse or the Amazon effect.
“For over 30 years, our stores have been servicing the creative community with a vast selection of art and craft materials, with one common focus, the customer, unfortunately, given the headwinds facing many retailers in today’s environment, it made it very difficult for us to operate and compete on a national level.” – Anthony Piperno
There is no timeline on when the stores will close. It has been confirmed that 40 of the current A.C. Moore locations will be converted into Michael’s. Michael’s is the largest arts and craft retailer in North America.