While the Number of Distressed Retailers Grows, Only a Handful Are at Risk of Near-Term Default

Some companies face the immediate prospect of needing to restructure

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Nutritional supplements retailer GNC faces a debt maturity this week, and default is a possibility. Getty Images

Key insight:

While the major credit rating agencies have expanded their watch lists of retailers with a high probability of default, there are only a few companies in immediate danger following the bankruptcies of Neiman Marcus and J.Crew Group.

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@RichCollings richard.collings@adweek.com Richard Collings is a retail reporter at Adweek.