Greater Lehigh Valley dodges latest round of Sears/Kmart closings


Sears Holdings is the parent company of both Sears and Kmart retail stores.

Two additional locations at 1477 MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans and 5636 U.S. Route 60 East in Huntington are also expected to close.

The latest round includes the Red Oak location on N Broadway set for early April.

It acquired Kmart in 2003 and combined the two stores under Sears Holdings two years later.

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The struggling chain said they aim to transform their business model so the physical store footprint and our digital capabilities "match the needs and preferences of our members".

Eligible employees will receive severance and all employees can apply for openings at other stores.

Sears Holdings said 64 Kmart and 39 Sears stores are slated to close between early March and early April. Customers can use the store locator function on our web sites to find the location of their nearest Kmart and Sears stores.

Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12 at the stores being closed, the company stated.

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