63 Sears and Kmart Stores Are Closing Soon, See Here if Your Local Store is Included

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June 01, 2018Jun 01, 2018

On Thursday, it was announced that Sears, currently a struggling department store chain, will close another 72 stores. Several Kmart stores, which are included in this number, will also be closed due to plummeting sales.

According to the Washington Post, this is only a further decline of what used to be one of America’s largest retailers.

Sales for the company have dropped more than 31% in the most request quarter alone. This is, of course, a very significant drop, leading to a loss of over $424 million. Year after year, sales are continuing to drop, even as store management throughout the company attempt to revamp their stores and stock better prices on partner sites such as Amazon.

At this point, however, there doesn’t seem to be anything the company can do. There appears to be little they can do to turn around their business.

The latest closures mean that many people will lose their jobs beginning in early September. People from more than a dozen Kmart locations, as well as numerous Sear stores throughout the country, will be losing their jobs.

The Washington Post estimates that only 820 stores will remain of Sears and Kmart. This is down from 2,000 locations only five years ago when hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lampert took over the iconic company as chief executive.

Although locations will be closing down, a total of 100 throughout the country are no longer turning a profit. Sears is currently monitoring the additional locations and, according to reports, they hope that they will be able to turn things around without outright closing down the stores.

Although the company is struggling, managers in these stores hope that they can remain a competitive retailer for many years to come.

Over the past several months, the company has made several announcements about changes it would be making. In particular, Sears recently announced that they would begin selling tires on Amazon.com, where it was already selling major appliances.

“This company is on life support,” said Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst for research firm Forrester, according to the Post. “I don’t think anyone — whether a competitor, supplier or landlord — thinks otherwise. It will not be a shock to anyone when it finally does shut down.”

Here are the stores, provided by Market Watch, that are closing down in the near future.

Liquidation sales begin June 14. Here's the list of 63 stores:

Sears 10001 N Metro Parkway West Phoenix AZ

Sears 100 S Puente Hills Mall City Industry CA

Sears 7902 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa FL

Sears 320 Towne Center Circle Sanford FL

Sears 2201 Henderson Mill Road N.E. Atlanta GA

Sears 1300 Southlake Mall Morrow GA

Sears 2100 Pleasant Hill Road Duluth GA

Sears 320 W Kimberly Road Davenport IA

Sears #2 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills IL

Sears #2 Fox Valley Center Aurora IL

Sears 6136 W Grand Avenue Gurnee IL

Sears 104 West White Oaks Mall Springfield IL

Sears 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S Lafayette IN

Sears 40 Muncie Mall Muncie IN

Sears 6020 E 82Nd Street Indianapolis IN

Sears 1781 Sw Wanamaker Road Topeka KS

Sears Alexandria Mall Alexandria LA

Sears Hwys 114 & 128 Peabody MA

Sears Eastfield Mall Springfield MA

Sears 3191 S Linden Road Flint MI

Sears 18900 Michigan Avenue Dearborn MI

Sears 14100 Lakeside Circle Sterling Heights MI

Sears 1212 S Airport Road W Traverse City MI

Sears Shingle Creek Crossing Brooklyn Ctr MN

Sears Miller Hill Mall Duluth MN

Sears 250 S County Center Way St. Louis MO

Sears #1 Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield MO

Sears 1000 Turtle Creek Drive Hattiesburg MS

Sears 1515 Grand Avenue Billings MT

Sears 2800 S Columbia Road Grand Forks ND

Sears 300 Quaker Bridge Mall Lawrenceville NJ

Sears 2341 Rt 66 Ocean NJ

Sears 2501 Mt Holly Road Burlington NJ

Sears 10000 Coors Bypass N.W. Albuquerque NM

Sears 3649 Erie Blvd E De Witt / Syracuse NY

Sears 2400 Elida Road Lima OH

Sears 17271 Southpark Center Strongsville OH

Sears 300 S Hills Village Pittsburgh / South Hills PA

Sears 1000 Robinson Center Drive Pittsburgh PA

Sears 205 W Blackstock Road Spartanburg SC

Sears 3101 N Main Street Anderson SC

Sears 3400 Empire Mall Sioux Falls SD

Sears 2931 Knoxville Center Drive Knoxville TN

Sears 2401 S Stemmons Freeway Lewisville TX

Sears 1800 Green Oaks Road Fort Worth TX

Sears 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive Cedar Park TX

Sears Golden Triangle Mall Denton TX

Sears 4502 S Steele Street Tacoma WA

Kmart 910 North China Lake Blvd Ridgecrest CA

Kmart 9881 W 58Th Avenue Arvada CO

Kmart 5400 E Busch Blvd Tampa FL

Kmart 4303 Nawiliwili Road Lihue HI

Kmart 2535 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines IA

Kmart 5909 E State Street Rockford IL

Kmart 4070 Ryan Street Lake Charles LA

Kmart 215 North Central Avenue Duluth MN

Kmart 24 34 Barbour Avenue Passaic / Clifton NJ

Kmart 2100 Carlisle Avenue Albuquerque NM

Kmart 1000 Montauk Highway West Babylon NY

Kmart 25301 Rockaway Blvd Rosedale NY

Kmart 12350 N E Sandy Blvd Portland OR

Kmart 1072 Mountain Laurel Plaza Latrobe PA

Kmart 5000 San Dario Laredo TX

Do you like Sears and Kmart? Are you sad that so many stores are closing down? Let us know what you think.

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