In yet another blow to the retail industry, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced that it will close 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores in late January 2018, with liquidation sales beginning as soon as Nov. 9.
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Sears Holdings has been plagued with low profits, and the move follows the closing of about 250 stores already announced this year.
Meanwhile, Sears launched a “holiday blowout” sale at both chains that began Wednesday and will last until Nov. 25, a day after Black Friday.
The dark cloud over brick-and-mortar retailers is largely due to e-commerce giants like Amazon taking over the marketplace.
A look at the latest Sears and Kmart closures:
Alabama: Two locations Kmart - Albertville Sears - Tuscaloosa
Arkansas: Two locations Sears - Fort Smith Sears - Fayetteville
Arizona: Two locations Kmart - Casa Grande Sears - Mesa
Colorado: One location Sears - Greeley
Florida: Three locations Kmart - Clearwater, Milton, Sebring
Georgia: Five locations Kmart - Dalton, Macon, Tifton Sears - Lithonia, Valdosta
Idaho: One location Kmart - Ammon
Illinois: One location Kmart - Effingham
Kentucky: Four locations Kmart - Frankfort, Glasgow, Henderson, Versailles
Maryland: One location Sears - Baltimore
Massachusetts: One location Sears - Lanesboro (Pittsfield)
Michigan: Three locations Kmart - Battle Creek, Clinton Township, Mt Pleasant
Minnesota: One location Kmart - Thief River Falls
Missouri: Four locations Kmart - Independence, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, St Louis
New Jersey: Sears - Phillipsburg
North Carolina: One location Kmart - Jacksonville
Ohio: Five locations Kmart - Austintown, Cleveland, Hillsboro, Oregon, St. Marys
Pennsylvania: Seven locations Kmart - Clarion, Moon Township / Coraopolis, Moosic, Shamokin Dam Sears - Indiana, Pennsdale/Muncy, State College
South Dakota: One location Kmart - Aberdeen
Tennessee: Three locations Kmart - Cookeville, Nashville, Tullahoma
Texas: Three locations Kmart - Texarkana Sears - Lufkin, San Angelo
Utah: One location Sears - Salt Lake City
Virginia: Five locations Kmart - Abingdon, Danville, Lynchburg, Richmond Sears - Colonial Hts
West Virginia: Three locations Kmart - Beckley, Martinsburg, Vienna
Wyoming: One location Sears - Cheyenne