Sears Holdings will be closing doors at 40 more locations.
On Thursday, the retail company announced that by February 2019, 29 Sears stores and 11 Kmart shops will be shuttered. That is in addition to the nearly 200 stores the company had already planned to close in the near future.
Sears Holdings has been mired in mounting debt for a while and is moving ahead with bankruptcy proceedings. Closing stores (particularly the underperforming ones) is part of its liquidation sales, as the retailer apparently found it hard to improve dwindling margins. The newly announced 40 store closures will begin next week, according to the company.
Adding the latest closures, Sears will be left with less than 500 Sears and Kmart stores open – that’s around half of what it had as of February.