"It is obvious that we don’t make decisions to close stores lightly. Our efforts have been, and will continue to be, fact-based, thoughtful and disciplined, with the goal of making Sears Holdings more relevant and more competitive for our members and other constituents."
The new closures include four Kmarts in Florida, two in Georgia and three in Ohio. Texas is losing a Sears. The company said the stores will be closed by October. Liquidation sales will begin in many of the stores as early as Thursday.