Tom’s Terrific Retales is a YouTube channel that documents dead and dying retail chains. The channel was founded on February 1, 2019 as a hobby. In July 2019, Tom began using a red basket with the channel’s name around a letter T as the logo and has kept it ever since.
Tom started the channel because of his favorite chain, Kmart. His first “Retale” was a visit to the Kmart Supercenter in Warren, Ohio during liquidation sales in March 2018. Since then, Tom has filmed many videos for his channel. From store tours to malls as well as videos of former stores, Tom has visited many different locations during his time on YouTube.