Sears (and Kmart) will close these stores in Pa.

Sears (and Kmart) will close these stores in Pa.

Sears (and Kmart) will close these stores in Pa.

Terre Haute's Sears store has made the cut. When the store closes in early September, only two Kmarts will remain in Colorado, one in Pueblo and the other in Loveland.

The auto center at the Tacoma Sears will close in late June. As recently as 2016, there were almost 1,600 Sears and Kmart stores in business throughout the U.S. By the start of 2019, that total could be down to around 1,100.

"We have identified approximately 100 non-profitable stores, 72 of which will begin store closing sales in the near future", the release stated. For instance, a North Babylon location it closed in 2012 on Deer Park Avenue is now occupied by arts and crafts chain Michaels.

Sears has suffered from the same negative factors that have affected department stores and brick-and-mortar retail in general, but it has also faced unique challenges. Also on the list are two stores in Duluth: the Sears store at Miller Hill Mall and the Kmart at 215 N. Central Av.

A full list of stores closing can be found here. But Sears has lost about $11 billion since 2012.

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The company revealed the closures as it announced revenues dropped more than 30% for the quarter to $2.9 billion.

Sears is looking to sell its Kenmore appliance brand in an effort to raise cash, after selling off its Craftsman tool brand a year ago.

That way consumers can have their tires shipped to Sears and put on locally, but get Amazon prices, according to Sears' earnings announcement.

The latest round of store cuts comes on top of 303 Kmart and 123 Sears stores that closed in the year leading up to February 3, a year in which the company also shed more than 50,000 jobs.

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