Sears to close additional stores including some in Texas

Sears says it plans to close more stores, including two in Texas. (MGN/file)
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(KWTX) Sears has announced plans to close additional stores including some in Texas.

“We have made the difficult but necessary decision to close 26 large-format Sears and Kmart stores in late October,” the company said in a statement.

The list includes stores in Hurst and Texas City.

Liquidation sales are expected to begin next week, the company said.

“Following these steps, we will continue to evaluate our network of Sears and Kmart stores and cannot rule out additional store closures in the near term. Our goal remains to return the company to profitability and preserve as many jobs as possible in the communities we serve.
August,” the company said.

In late December 2018, the company announced that Sears stores and auto centers in the Richland Mall in Waco and in the Killeen Mall in Killeen would close in late March as the company shuttered 80 Sears and Kmart stores.

The company had earlier announced the closing of 40 unprofitable stores by February.

Before the announcement in December, a total of 182 stores were targeted for closure.

The company filed for bankruptcy in October 2018.

At that time, it operated about 700 Sears and Kmart stores.