News Alert!!: United States of America: Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart have announced they’re closing stores nationwide.

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News Alert!!: United States of America: Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart have announced they’re closing stores nationwide.

Macy’s. Sears, and Kmart have announced that they are planning to close several stores across the United States of America.

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Macy’s plans to close 68 stores nationwide and cutting more than 10,000 jobs.

Macy’s has about 730 stores around the United States of America.

The 63 Macy’s stores will close in early spring and 2 more Macy’s stores will be closed in mid 2017.

Macy’s announcement on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 was issued alongside an unfavorable earnings report, showing comparable store sales dipped 2.1% last quarter.

Macy’s say they expect to layoff about 3,900 workers as a result of the upcoming store closures, and another 6,200 jobs will be cut as the company works to streamline its management team.

**** Macy’s has posted this list of stores that have already shut down, and stores that will be closing in 2017: ****

** Already Completed 2016 Closings: **

  • Laurel Plaza, North Hollywood, CA (475,000 square feet; opened in 1995; 105 associates);
  • Ala Moana Jewel Gallery, Honolulu, HI (2,000 square feet; opened in 1986; 9 associates);
  • Valley Fair, West Valley City, UT (106,000 square feet; opened in 1970; 53 associates);

** Already Announced Year-End 2016 Closings (stores to close in early 2017): **

Final clearance sales at the following Macy’s stores closing in early 2017 will begin on Monday, January 9, and run for approximately eight to 12 weeks (with the exception of Lancaster Mall in Salem, Oregon, where final clearance sales are already in progress):

  • Greenwood, Bowling Green, KY (124,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 63 associates);
  • Carolina Place, Pineville, NC (151,000 square feet; opened in 1993; 69 associates);
  • Douglaston, Douglaston, NY (158,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 144 associates);
  • Downtown Portland, Portland, OR (246,000 square feet; opened in 2007; 85 associates);
  • Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR (67,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 53 associates);
  • Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, WI (104,000 square feet; opened in 1991; 55 associates)

** Year-End Closings: **

  • Mission Valley Apparel, San Diego, CA (385,000 square feet; opened in 1961; 140 associates);
  • Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA (141,000 square feet; opened in 1990; 77 associates);
  • Lakeland Square, Lakeland, FL (101,000 square feet; opened in 1995; 68 associates);
  • Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo, FL (195,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 83 associates);
  • Sarasota Square, Sarasota, FL (143,000 square feet; opened in 1977; 86 associates);
  • University Square, Tampa, FL (140,000 square feet; opened in 1974; 73 associates);
  • CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL (108,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 72 associates);
  • Georgia Square, Athens, GA (121,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 69 associates);
  • Nampa Gateway Center, Nampa, ID (104,000, square feet; opened in 2009; 57 associates);
  • Alton Square, Alton, IL (180,000 square feet; opened in 1978; 54 associates);
  • Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL (149,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 87 associates);
  • Eastland, Bloomington, IL (154,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 55 associates);
  • Jefferson, Louisville, KY (157,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 52 associates);
  • Esplanade, Kenner, LA (188,000 square feet; opened in 2008; 101 associates);
  • Bangor, Bangor, ME (143,000 square feet; opened in 1998; 65 associates);
  • Westgate, Brockton, MA (144,000 square feet; opened in 2003; 79 associates);
  • Silver City Galleria, Taunton, MA (152,000 square feet; opened in 1992; 82 associates);
  • Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek, MI (102,000 square feet: opened 1983; 51 associates);
  • Eastland Center, Harper Woods, MI (433,000 square feet; opened in 1957; 121 associates);
  • Lansing, Lansing, MI (103,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 57 associates);
  • Westland, Westland, MI (334,000 square feet; opened in 1965; 106 associates);
  • Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN (1,276,000 square feet; opened in 1902; 280 associates);
  • Northgate, Durham, NC (187,000 square feet; opened in 1994; 72 associates);
  • Columbia, Grand Forks, ND (99,000 square feet; opened in 1978; 53 associates);
  • Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ (200,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 107 associates);
  • Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ (224,000 square feet; opened in 1970; 77 associates);
  • Preakness, Wayne, NJ (81,000 square feet; opened in 1963; 72 associates);
  • Cottonwood, Albuquerque, NM (173,000 square feet; opened in 1996; 56 associates);
  • Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV (178,000 square feet; opened in 1966; 84 associates);
  • Great Northern, Clay, NY (88,000 square feet; opened in 1989; 55 associates);
  • Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY (140,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 58 associates);
  • The Marketplace, Rochester, NY (149,000 square feet; opened in 1982; 77 associates);
  • Eastland, Columbus, OH (121,000 square feet; opened in 2006; 73 associates);
  • Sandusky, Sandusky, OH (133,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 61 associates);
  • Fort Steuben, Steubenville, OH (132,000 square feet; opened in 1974; 59 associates);
  • Promenade, Tulsa, OK (180,000 square feet; opened in 1996; 58 associates);
  • Neshaminy, Bensalem, PA (211,000 square feet; opened in 1968; 89 associates);
  • Shenango Valley, Hermitage, PA (106,000 square feet; opened in 1976; 69 associates);
  • Beaver Valley, Monaca, PA (203,000 square feet; opened in 1987; 78 associates);
  • Lycoming, Muncy, PA (120,000 square feet; opened in 1995; 61 associates);
  • Plymouth Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, PA (214,000 square feet; opened in 1966; 74 associates);
  • Washington Crown Center, Washington, PA (148,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 67 associates);
  • Parkdale, Beaumont, TX (171,000 square feet; opened in 2002; 67 associates);
  • Southwest Center, Dallas, TX (148,000 square feet; opened in 1975; 68 associates);
  • Sunland Park, El Paso, TX (105,000 square feet; opened in 2004; 71 associates);
  • Greenspoint, Houston, TX (314,000 square feet; opened in 1976; 70 associates);
  • West Oaks Mall, Houston, TX (244,000 square feet; opened in 1982; 135 associates);
  • Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena, TX (209,000 square feet; opened in 1962; 78 associates);
  • Collin Creek, Plano, TX (199,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 103 associates);
  • Broadway Square, Tyler, TX (100,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 65 associates);
  • Layton Hills, Layton, UT (162,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 72 associates);
  • Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, UT (200,000 square feet; opened in 1962; 88 associates);
  • Landmark, Alexandria, VA (201,000 square feet; opened in 1965; 119 associates);
  • River Ridge, Lynchburg, VA (144,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 60 associates);
  • Everett, Everett, WA (133,000 square feet; opened in 1977; 109 associates);
  • Three Rivers, Kelso, WA (51,000 square feet; opened in 1987; 57 associates);
  • Valley View, La Crosse, WI (101,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 57 associates)

** Other 2017 Closings: **

  • Simi Valley Town Center (men’s/home/kids), Simi Valley, CA (190,000 square feet; opened in 2006; 105 associates);
  • Mall at Tuttle Crossing (furniture/home/kids/men’s), Dublin, OH (227,000 square feet; opened in 2003; 52 associates)

** More information on Macy’s closures is at the following Macy’s website address: **

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=84477&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2234057

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Sears and Kmart plans to close 150 stores nationwide.

Sears, which merged with Kmart in 2005, announced a second wave of store closures on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 bringing the total number of closures scheduled for early 2017 to 150.

Sears say they expect to close 42 Sears stores and 108 Kmart stores by April 2017.

Sears say that the store closures is to help stem losses from falling sales.

In the most recent quarter, Sears’ revenue fell 13%, to $5 billion, and its losses widened to $748 million from $454 million in the period last year 2016.

Same-store sales reportedly dropped 7.4%, including a 10% decrease at Sears stores and a 4.4% decrease at Kmart stores.

**** List of Sears and Kmart Closures: ****

** Sears Closures: **

  • Florence Mall, Florence, Alabama
  • 1901 S. Caraway Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Enfield Square, Enfield, Connecticut
  • Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales, Florida
  • Albany Mall, Albany, Georgia
  • Columbus Park Crossing, Columbus, Georgia
  • 1235 S. Reed Road, Kokomo, Indiana
  • 2259 S. 9th St., Salina, Kansas
  • Kentucky Oaks Mall, Paducah, Kentucky
  • 9001 Cortana Mall, Baton Rouge/Cortana, Louisiana
  • 197 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, Louisiana
  • 9605 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, New York
  • Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, New York
  • Boulevard Mall, Amherst, New York
  • 1 Galleria Drive, Middletown, New York
  • 10 Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine
  • Swansea Mall, Swansea, Massachusetts
  • 3099 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 12737 Riverdale Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
  • 1850 Adams St., Mankato, Minnesota
  • 3600 Country Club Drive, Jefferson Cty, Missouri
  • 3702 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • 3902 13th Ave., South Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1000 S. Main St., Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2000 Brittain Road, Akron, Ohio
  • 1075 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe, Ohio
  • 1701 River Valley Circle S, Lancaster, Ohio
  • Richmond Mall, Richmond Heights, Ohio
  • 1901 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 428 SW. C Ave, Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage, Pennsylvania
  • 1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
  • 1500 Mall Run Road, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • 3595 Capital City Mall, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1500 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 2701 David H. McLeod Blvd., Florence, South Carolina
  • 2101 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee
  • 4101 E. 42nd St., Odessa, Texas
  • 500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, Virginia
  • Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, Washington
  • Town Center Mall, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport, West Virginia

** Kmart Closures: **

  • Jasper Mall, Jasper, Alabama
  • 2003 US-280, Phenix City, Alabama
  • 3600 Wilson Road, Bakersfield, California
  • 3001 Iowa Ave., Riverside, California
  • 25 West Polk St., Coalinga, California
  • 333 Sierra St., Kingsburg, California
  • 363 S. Broadway, Denver, Colorado
  • 2809 North Ave., Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 45 Shunpike Road, Cromwell, Connecticut
  • 1801 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, Florida
  • 501 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida
  • 19400 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida
  • 2111 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Pierce, Florida
  • 1501 Normandy Village Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 2211 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Florida
  • 4955 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida
  • 111 Town and Country Drive, Palatka, Florida
  • McGregor Point Shopping Center, Fort Myers, Florida
  • 33 W. Montgomery Cross Road, Savannah, Georgia
  • 3200 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia
  • 365 Habersham Village Circle, Cornelia, Georgia
  • 1601 Highway 40 East, Kingsland, Georgia
  • 4561 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2600 Dodge St., Dubuque, Iowa
  • 5700 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa
  • 3810 University Ave., Waterloo, Iowa
  • 2851 Belt Line Parkway, Alton, Illinois
  • 3655 Nameoki Road, Granite City, Illinois
  • 750 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton, Indiana
  • 1460 West State Road 2, La Porte, Indiana
  • 4820 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 4200 W. Kellogg Dr., Wichita, Kansas
  • 191 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2815 West Parrish Ave., Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1501 Paris Pike, Georgetown, Kentucky
  • 14662 N. US Highway 25 East, Corbin, Kentucky
  • 1710 W. Highway 192, London, Kentucky
  • 3010 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 2945 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 115 South Airline Highway, Gonzales, Lousiana
  • 1400 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 688 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine
  • 222 North Point Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1130 Newport Ave., South Attleboro, Massachusetts
  • 9 Plaza Way, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
  • 29600 Ford Road, Garden City, Michigan
  • 3555 O’Neill Drive, Jackson, Michigan
  • 1396 South Main St., Adrian, Michigan
  • 5400 S. Cedar St., Lansing, Michigan
  • 1501 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, Michigan
  • 40855 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, Michigan
  • 17580 Frazho Road, Roseville, Michigan
  • 3541 Highland Road, Waterford, Michigan
  • 165 Wayne Road, Westland, Michigan
  • 6455 US 31 North, Acme Township, Michigan
  • 1305 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
  • 1477 State Highway 248, Branson, Missouri
  • 2304 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1003 S. Bishop Ave., Rolla, Missouri
  • 3101 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri
  • 6650 Manchester Ave., St Louis, Missouri
  • Rio Mall, Rio Grande, New Jersey
  • 1468 Clementon Road, Clementon, New Jersey
  • 645 Highway 18, East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 800 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, New Jersey
  • 4645 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, New York
  • 10405 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, Nevada
  • 545 Concord Parkway North, Concord, North Carolina
  • 1931 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 201 N. Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • 102 New Market, Madison, North Carolina
  • 815 S. College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1500 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • 185 Upper River Road, Gallipolis, Ohio
  • 1005 East Columbus St., Kenton, Ohio
  • 225 West Avenue, New Boston, Ohio
  • I-70 & Mall Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio
  • 3515 N. Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1284 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • 4 East Shawnee St., Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • 5820 Shaffer Road, Dubois, Pennsylvania
  • 1320 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1890 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 5600 Carlisle Pike US 11, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 120 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  • 100 Crossroads Plaza, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 3801 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, South Carolina
  • 254 Highway 72 Bypass, Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 8571 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, South Carolina
  • 3020 W. 12th St., Sioux Falls , South Dakota
  • 305 W. Economy Road, Morristown, Tennessee
  • 1120 McRae Blvd., El Paso, Texas
  • 9484 Dyer St., El Paso, Texas
  • 1101 Fort Hood St., Killeen, Texas
  • 3061 S. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas
  • 1153 W. Highway 40, Vernal, Utah
  • 2010 N. Main St., Layton, Utah
  • 1419 Hershberger Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia
  • 3655 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 6101 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1355 West Main St., Salem, Virginia
  • 5132 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, Washington
  • 250 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, West Virginia
  • 731 Beverly Pike, Elkins, West Virginia
  • 1050 Division St., Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1425 E. Highway 151, Platteville, Wisconsin
  • 2211 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1840 Dell Range Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming

Sears has recently announced it will be selling its Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

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