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Jessica Stewart | News-Press Now

GameStop made a reference to store closings in a recent quarterly earnings announcement. The closures are part of an annual strategy the company announced more than three years ago, said Joey Mooring, director of corporate communications with GameStop.

“As part of that strategy, we would rationalize, or right size, our global store portfolio by closing up to 2 to 3 percent of non-productive stores,” he said. “This is not anything new and is something that will take place throughout 2017.”

Mooring said that, at the moment, GameStop has not identified any stores that will be closed. But the list is expected to come out later this year.

The gaming chain is just one of several retailers that launched three-year plans to shutter locations between 2014 to 2017.

Men’s Wearhouse, which already closed its St. Joseph store last year and Children’s Place and American Eagle, which have locations at East Hills Shopping Center,…