78 more Sears, Kmart stores are closing this year: Here’s when and where

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78 more Sears, Kmart stores are closing this year: Here’s when and where
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More and more retailers are announcing store closings — and this time it’s Sears.

Over the past several years, national retailers have had to start adjusting to a new type of industry and new expectations from consumers. The rise in budget-conscious shoppers looking for bargains, increase in online sales and increased competition in the discount retail space are just some of the factors forcing big companies to make some big changes.

Read more: 11 retailers closing the most stores this year

Sears Holdings announced this week that the company is closing an additional 78 stores nationwide — including 68 Kmarts, 3 Super K stores and 10 Sears stores.

According to the Consumerist, most of the stores set to close will begin liquidation soon. Sears stores will start on April 29, Kmart stores on May 12. Stores scheduled to close in September may begin their liquidation sales earlier.

According to Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert, the company is undergoing a “transformation,” during which it will focus less on retail stores and more on online sales, along with other more profitable opportunities.

“We’re focusing on our best members, our best categories and our best stores as we work to accelerate our transformation,” Lampert said in a statement.

Here’s a chart from the Consumerist with information on store closings, locations and scheduled closing dates.

Here are the 78 stores set to close

STATE TOWN STORE TYPE CLOSING
AL Birmingham Kmart Late July
AL Decatur Kmart Late July
AL Homewood Kmart Late July
AL Mobile Kmart Late July
AL Oxford Sears Late July
AR Little Rock Sears Late July
AZ Nogales Kmart Late July
CA Dinuba Kmart Late July
CA Lodi Kmart Late July
CA Tulare Kmart Late July
CA Wasco Kmart Late July
CT Putnam Kmart Late July
FL Jacksonville Kmart Late July
FL Jacksonville Sears Late July
FL Neptune Beach Kmart Late July
FL Perry Kmart Late July
IL Chicago (South Pulaski) Kmart Late July
IL Danville Kmart Late July
IL Galesburg Kmart Late July
IL Lansing Kmart Late July
IL Pekin Kmart Late July
IL Rock Island Kmart Late July
IN Bloomington Kmart Late July
IN New Albany Kmart Late July
KS Hutchinson Kmart Late July
KY Elizabethtown Kmart Late July
KY Louisville (Poplar Level Road) Kmart Late July
KY Louisville (Taylorsville Road) Kmart Late July
KY Maysville Kmart Late July
KY Paintsville Kmart Late July
LA Houma Sears Late July
LA Pineville Kmart Late July
MA Tewksbury Kmart Late July
MI Houghton Lake Kmart Late July
MI Midland Sears Late July
MI Taylor Super K Mid-September
MO Bridgeton Kmart Late July
MO Springfield Kmart Late July
MS Corinth Kmart Late July
MT Billings Kmart Late July
NC Brevard Kmart Late July
NC Gastonia Kmart Late July
NC Lumberton Kmart Late July
NC Pineville Kmart Late July
NC Rocky Mount Kmart Late July
NE Hastings Kmart Late July
NY Irondequoit Sears Late July
NY Plattsburgh Sears Late July
NY Poughkeepsie Kmart Late July
NY Rochester Kmart Late July
OH Ashtabula Super K Late July
OH Eaton Kmart Late July
OH Fremont Kmart Late July
OH Lima Kmart Late July
OH Lorain Super K Mid-September
OH Marion Sears Late July
OH Springboro Kmart Late July
PA Beaver Falls Kmart Late July
PA Butler Sears Late July
PA New Castle Sears Late July
PA Philadelphia (Frankford Ave) Kmart Late July
PA Pittsburgh (McIntyre Square Dr) Kmart Late July
PA Reading Kmart Late July
PA Uniontown Kmart Late July
SC Camden Kmart Late July
SD Huron Kmart Late July
SD Yankton Kmart Late July
TN Athens Kmart Late July
TN Maryville Kmart Late July
TN Sweetwater Kmart Late July
TX El Paso Kmart Late July
TX Mission Kmart Late July
TX Sweetwater Kmart Late July
UT Draper Kmart Late July
UT Price Kmart Late July
UT West Jordan Kmart Late July
WI Hartford Kmart Late July
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Alex is the former Managing Editor of Clark.com.
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