More Sears and Kmart stores are set to close in the next couple of months.
The going-out-of-business liquidation sales at 51 Sears and 45 Kmart stores – first announced in November by parent company Transformco – are expected to wrap up by mid-February, company spokesman Larry Costello confirmed Jan. 31.
But USA TODAY has found liquidation sales slated to continue into March and April at dozens of stores throughout the nation.
Costello said Thursday that the company declined to comment and did not confirm the accuracy of the list USA TODAY compiled using local media reports, job postings for positions at closing stores and state layoff notices.
In early November, Transformco, which acquired Sears and Kmart out of bankruptcy in February 2019, said after 96 stores closed in February that the company would operate 182 stores.
“We will continue to evaluate our Sears and Kmart footprint, consistent with our overall retail and service strategy,” Transformco said in a November statement.
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Additional closings have been announced since November but not through an official list posted at the Transformco website. The company has confirmed some closings to local media outlets.
Sears and Kmart have closed more than 3,500 stores and cut about 250,000 jobs in the past 15 years.
The closings do not affect the company’s Sears Hometown stores, which specialize in home appliances, equipment and tools.
Sears store closings
Dates are subject to change and not all were available as of Thursday.
- Livonia Sears: 29500 West Seven Mile Road.
- Greenville Sears: 700 Haywood Road. Mid-April.
Kmart store closings
- Temple City Kmart: 5665 North Rosemead Blvd.
- Loveland Kmart: 2665 West Eisenhower Blvd.
- Farmington Kmart: 3000 East Main Street.
- Hobbs Kmart: 2220 North Grimes Street.
- Las Vegas Kmart: 5051 East Bonanza Road.
- McAllen Kmart: 1801 South 10th Street.
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