The cost-cutting strategy continues at Sears with another 63 stores targeted for closure early next year, including two in Arizona.
Emblematic of the struggle facing U.S. department stores, Sears Holdings has already closed more than 350 Sears and Kmart stores this year. An additional 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores will be closing in late January 2018, the company said Thursday.
“Sears Holdings continues its strategic assessment of the productivity of our Kmart and Sears store base and will continue to right size our store footprint in number and size," the company said in a statement. "In the process, as previously announced we will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members."
Arizona locations closing in January 2018:
Kmart - 1214 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande
Sears - Fiesta Mall, Mesa
The Sears Auto Center at the Fiesta Mall location will close in early December 2017.