Employees at 29 Sears and 11 Kmart stores were told Thursday their locations would close in February, with liquidation sales to begin late next week, Sears said in a statement on its website. The shutdowns are in addition to the previously announced closure of 142 unprofitable stores, a process that's expected to be complete near the end of the year. (See the list of latest closures at the bottom of this story.)
In addition, the company, which is trying to stave off liquidation after filing for bankruptcy in mid-October, is expected to finish the closures of 46 money-losing stores this month.
A company spokesperson declined to comment on how many employees have been impacted.
All told, the closures would leave more than 600 Sears and Kmart stores in operation. The number of stores had peaked in 2012 at 4,000, including its Sears Canada division that was later spun off.
As of Aug. 4, 2018, there were 506 Sears stores and 360 Kmarts in operation.
Fewer than 90,000 people still worked for Sears Holdings earlier this year, down from 350,000 in decades past.
Which stores are closing
Here are the 40 Sears and Kmart stores targeted for closure, according to the company's site:
- Temecula: 26471 Ynez Road
- Chicago: 3443 W. Addison
- Springfield: 3250 Clear Lake Road
- Waterville: 18 Elm Plaza
- Huntington: 805 New York Ave.
- Philadelphia: 7101 Roosevelt Blvd.
- North Versailles: 1901 Lincoln Hwy.
- San German: Castro Perez Ave. (Pr 122)
- Guaynabo / San Juan: 100 Ave. San Patricio
- Caguas: Betamces 400, Las Catalinas Mall
- Cudahy: 6077 S. Packard Ave.
- Fairbanks: Airport Way
- Phoenix: 4604 E. Cactus Road
- Santa Barbara: La Cumbre Plz.
- Meriden: 470 Lewis Ave.
- Boynton Beach: 801 N. Congress Ave.
- Jensen Beach: 3342 N.W. Federal Hwy. U.S. 1
- Idaho Falls: 2300 E. 17th St.
- Michigan City: Marquette Mall
- Bethesda: 7103 Democracy Blvd.
- Battle Creek: 5575 B Drive N.
- Meridian: 1740 Bonita Lakes Circle
- Tupelo: 1001 Barnes Crossing Road
- Winston-Salem: 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy.
- Grand Island: 3404 W. 13th St.
- Las Vegas: 4355 Grand Canyon Dr.
- Saratoga Springs: 3065 Route 50
- Watertown: 21182 Salmon Run Mall
- Piqua: 987 E. Ash St.
- Reading / Wyomissing: 1665 State Hill Road
- Stroudsburg: 344 Stroud Mall
- Rock Hill: 2197 Dave Lyle Blvd.
- Memphis: Southland Mall
- Chattanooga: 401 Northgate Mall
- Maryville: 198 Foothills Mall
- Murfreesboro: 1720 Old Fort Pkwy.
- El Paso: 750 Sunland Park Dr.
- Longview: Longview Texas Mall
- Glen Allen / Richmond: 10101 Brook Road
- Janesville: 2500 Milton Ave.