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Lewiston Sears Among Closures

The Sears store at Lewiston Center Mall is on a list of 79 Sears and Kmart stores that will be closed in 2012. Store officials weren't authorized to comment regarding the number of employees affected or the closing date. Inquiries were referred to corporate media representatives, who did not return calls. A company spokeswoman told The Associated Press each store typically employs 40 to 80 peoplle. The Sears store in Walla Walla was also on the list. Florida was the hardest-hit state, with 11 store closures. Ohio, Michigan and Georgia each had six stores on the list. Additional closings are expected. Sears Holdings announced Tuesday that a total of 100 to 120 under-performing Sears and Kmart stores will be shuttered/William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Lewiston Tribune photo: Steve Hanks)

Question: How often do you shop at the local Sears and/or Kmart?

Lewiston, Walla Walla Sears To Shut

Sears has posted the first 79 of 100 to 120 proposed Sears & Kmart store closures nationwide, with only two mentioned in the Inland Northwest so far — the Sears stores at Lewiston and Walla Walla, Wash. The Kmart store in Lacey, Wash., is also scheduled for closure. Apparently, the Coeur d'Alene Sears & Kmart stores have made the cut so far. You can see the complete list here. And: Sears news release here. Here's the announcement from Lewiston Tribune Web site: Lewiston’s Sears is among more than 100 Sears and Kmart locations around the nation slated for closure. The store at the Lewiston Center Mall was on a list of closures released by Sears Holdings this morning. The Lewiston Kmart and the Moscow Sears are not among the stores slated for closure. Only 79 of the 100 to 120 closures were announced today. More here.

Sears To Shut 100-120 Kmart Stores

Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores after poor sales during the holidays, the most crucial time of year for retailers. The closings are the latest and most visible in a long series of moves to try to fix a retailer that has struggled with falling sales and shabby stores. In an internal memo Tuesday to employees, CEO and President Lou D’Ambrosio said that the retailer had not “generated the results we were seeking during the holiday.” Sears Holdings Corp. said it has yet to determine which stores will close but said it will post on www.searsmedia.com when a final list is compiled. Sears would not discuss how many, if any, jobs would be cut/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you shop at Kmart?

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