Sears to close more than 100 additional stores

SHARE Sears to close more than 100 additional stores
searsstores.jpg

A shopper walks up to a Sears department store at the Tri-County Mall, in Springdale, Ohio. | John Minchillo/AP photo

NEW YORK — Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business.

The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company says that includes 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores that will be shuttered between early March and early April.

Liquidation sales will begin as soon as next Friday at the stores.

A Sears spokesman said Thursday the number of workers affected was not available. The majority of the jobs are part-time positions, Sears said.

The move comes in addition to closing about 250 stores announced last year.

Sears has been selling off some its real estate and brands as it tries to raise cash.

Earlier Thursday, Macy’s Inc. announced it was closing 11 stores early this year.

The Latest
U.S. District Judge Robert Dow Jr. has asked lawyers in a Chicago gun-rights suit to weigh in on whether Justice Clarence Thomas’s majority opinion affects the city’s ban.
The attack occurred during a violent span of seven hours in Chicago when at least 15 people were shot across the city. Earlier in the evening, a 14-year-old boy was killed and a 13-year-old was wounded in Bronzeville..
The teen is heartbroken that mother won’t discuss the subject or use the new name or pronouns.
Predictable tale wins us over with breezy style and some familiar faces.
The 14-year-old boy was killed and the 13-year-old boy wounded in Bronzeville on the South Side.