The store closings primarily include:
- 57 stores in Mexico, 52 of which are small, jewelry-only formats. The company will continue to operate 235 full-service SWS stores under the Empeno Facil brand, and expects to continue its rapid storefront growth in Mexico, ending the fiscal year with approximately 245 locations. Neither Empeno Facil nor Groupo Finmart, the company's payroll withholding loan business, are gold dependent and together they make up the fastest growing segment in the company.
- 29 stores in Canada, where the company's business is in the process of transitioning to an integrated buy/sell and financial services model under the Cash Converters brand. The affected stores are stores that are not optimal for that model because of location or size. The company will continue to operate 46 full-service buy/sell and financial service center stores under the Cash Converters brand in Canada and the United States.