Finally, the Kmart and Sears closing list has been revealed. Of the 120 stores’ doors to be shuttered, only 79 retail locations have been announced. Florida leads the way on the stores closing list.
Sears Holding Corp. Announces Intent to Close up to 120 Stores Including Kmart
This week, the CEO of the long time company announced that while before and after Christmas sales were brisk in its lineup of stores, numbers were not strong enough to prevent store closures. Many fault the aggressive marketing from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and others as a reason the veteran retailer is suffering in sales. Others cite the lack of reinvestment in the “boring” stores.
List of Sears Closings
See complete list with addresses and closing date
Alabama (1): Mobile
California (3): El Monte and (2)San Diego
Colorado (1): Longmont
Florida (5): Crystal River, Deland, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach
Georgia (1): Macon
Idaho (1): Lewiston.
Indiana (1): Anderson
Kansas (1): Lawrence.
Kentucky (1): Middleboro
Maryland (1): Ellicott City. (One store on the Sears Closing List)
Michigan (6): Adrian, Brighton, Chesterfield Township, Harper Woods, Monroe and Washington Township.
Mississippi (3): Columbus, Jackson and McComb.
Missouri (2): Lee’s Summit and St. Louis.
New Hampshire (2): Keene and Nashua.
North Carolina (4): High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville.
Oregon (1): Roseburg.
Pennsylvania (2): Pottstown and Upper Darby.
South Carolina (1): Sumter.
Tennessee (3): Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge
Virginia (1): Norfolk
Washington (1): Walla Walla
Wisconsin (1): West Baraboo
***End of stores on the Sears closing list
Kmart Closings List
See complete list with location addresses and date to be closed
Alabama (2): Auburn and Gadsden.
Colorado (2): Broomfield and Glenwood Springs.
Florida (6): Callaway, Fernandina Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Pompano Beach and St. Augustine. Florida hardest hit in the number of stores closed by Sears, Kmart
Georgia (5): Atlanta, Buford, Columbus, Douglasville and Jonesboro.
Idaho: No stores on the Kmart closings list
Indiana (2): Anderson; Kmart in Indianapolis and St. John.
Iowa (2): Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
Kentucky (2): Hazard and Winchester.
Minnesota (4): Duluth, New Hope, White Bear Lake and Willmar.
North Carolina: No Kmart stores on Sears list of stores closing
Ohio (6): Chagrin Falls, Columbus, Medina, Springfield and Toledo (2).
Tennessee (1): Hendersonville.
Washington (1): One store on Kmart closings list in Lacey.
Wisconsin (1): Rice Lake
***End of Kmart stores closings on the Sears list in 2011
Again, the 79 locations revealed so far are only a partial list of stores on the Kmart and Sears closings list. At this point, no date has been given, nor is there any word on the number of jobs that will be lost (if any). How does this compare to the 284 Sears stores closed in ’02?
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