Kmart & Sears Stores Closing | 79 Stores Scheduled to Close

As you know many of you know, there are Kmart & Sears Stores are closing.  I am sure we will see sales and final clearances coming up soon.

Here is a list of Kmart & Sears stores that are currently slated to close. I know there are some of you who really enjoy Kmart Super Doubles.  I only see one local Sears closing so far on the list. There should future updates as they expect up to 120 stores to close.

Are there many stores near you closing?


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  • geoff84

    LOL. This item was originally posted 2-1/2 years ago. There are no new closings this year, in 2014 AD.

    • Shannon

      2014 AD .. LOL

    • Deidre A.

      Holy moly. Just noticed the 2011 posting date. Lol….Reading is fundamental.

  • Deidre A.

    The link is not taking you to the store closing list…unless I am missing something.

    • ForTheMommas

      This post is 3 years old so the other site may have taken it down.

  • Grumpy

    So…where are the 79 stores that are closing located?

    • Carolyn

      if you click the link provided above there is a list there HTH

  • John McFarland

    Shame on all of you that are happy to see Kmart’s closing. I happen to just lost my job at the one on Wise Va, because it closed. I don’t know how the stores you went to or worked at were, but we all tried to make the store better and had a great work environment. We all were heart broken.

    • John McFarland

      Also since it was the only other show in town, Walmart has started to raise prices. Our next closest store is over an hour away

  • Anonymous

    i don’t see any list

  • Deidre

    I love to shop at kmart. If someone calget the list of kmart stores closing please send it to my email. I tried and uhht won’t work fo me. Thanx

  • Jeremy

    I’m glad to see this brand going away. I worked for them for a couple of years and it was the most awful job I had. From being threatened by management to work over the holidays with lines like “well, if you like to pay your rent with more than just your parents money, you should ask to work the holiday” and generally just hating everything about the people who shopped there. It was always the same 20 or so people on a daily basis. Kmart was more interested in selling the bonus points cards and selling peoples emails for ads and spambots than actually trying to save money. And right now the walmart in my town has better quality goods, cheaper prices, and the employees seem more happy and willing to work extra hours than the lackluster job the employees do.

    I know the experience i’ve had could be different than yours, but the one in my town needs to go, and soon.

    • Anonymous

      I too HATE Kmart with a passion. I work for them and can not deal with how they have no morale. Prior to working for them I never shopped there and feeling how I feel about them now I would never shop there. I’ve never been so miserable at a job before in my life.

  • Cassandra

    SHOP AT ANY KMART THEN!!! THAT’S THE WAY TO KEEP THEM RUNNING!!!

    • Anonymous

      Why they are rude and have horrible customer service

  • Sheila Sherer

    I think this is a terrible thing . Walmart’s product are made in foreign countries , k’mart is homespun products and so is Sears. the product are so much better. also cheaper in the long run.

    • peggy dixon

      yeah well, i know that walmart sucks, treats their employees bad, has their hand in every bad pie, kmart has better brands and clothes are better, just dont have what walmart has or doesnt here in tennessee

      • Terry Shinn

        Well, if Kmart closes enough stores, walmart will have their wish, a monopoly on reail stores that are open 24/7/364! Alright Kmart corporate, get with the rogram! I have been a Kmart “girl” since I was a child and we had to drive into another county to shop!! When Sam Walton was alive, the quality was good, America made was a great thing. People get so tied up in “self”, no wonder we have so many lost jobs, good stores! Go back to rolling up the sidewalks @ 6:00 pm, on Sundays, and we ALL will see a different world! Hit your knees!

        • Anonymous

          i think you need to learn english

          • Anonymous

            Hey you didn’t use CAPS…. You need English. lol. Seriously, nobody types perfect anymore, this is 2013. Just look at how people type in Facebook! I’m sure they know perfect English. And yeah… Walmart Sucks!! Use their Android App and scan any item in the store. Even though items are in your hand, it says out of stock! And their only excuse is 3rd party controls webpage. I wish I could say that crap to my customers! They would try to kick my ass!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Walmart does truley Suck!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      sears sells made in china clothes from milaysia the list goes on .

  • Me

    close walmart and leave kmart alone

    • Anonymous

      I AGREE CLOSE WALLMART NOT Kmart

      • Anonymous

        I agree keep kmart I worked for walmart for 10 years its the wrost place to work for im glad I walked out so did alot of people

  • SUSAN

    Please don’t close the Kmart in GROVE CITY,OHIO. ILOVE KMART

  • http://www.google.com Holly Calhoun

    This lowerws my self esteem

  • Susan Anastasio

    Plwase do not close the K Mart in Sweetwater, Texas. Since you closed the stores in Midland and Odessa. Texas we stop there every time I have to make my medical trips to Dallas. The only other time we are able to to El Paso, Texas to visit my sister. We are not Walmart fans. Since you left this area
    there prices are sometimes higher than high end department stores. Please consider coming back to our area. They run stores like you out by dropping prices so low while they have compitition. they raise there prices in small towns out ragously high. Your clothes and products are much better quality than walMart has now, We really miss you.

    • Louise P

      I total argee with you, the only way to keep Walmat from mulation of the costs we need other stores, Walmart is banking on the fact that the other stores will close because of there low cost low quality of products.

      • Anonymous

        Amen

  • Quackles

    My K-Mart in the area is a disatery mess whenever I go in it. I don’t know if it’s the customers who make it all ghetto or if it’s the employees who don’t straiten up their shelves at night. Not one associate there nor at my local Sears has ever approached me asking me if I need a hand – it seems to be the customers’ responsibility to find some help.

  • Mayu

    The Sears near me has a ‘going out of business’ banner up. The K-Mart is still open, our local paper stated it is not currently on the closing list, but at the time, only one list had been published, supposedly there is a second round of closings due out. Not sure if they came out yet or not. I’m assuming not because I can’t find our Sears store on the lists available, yet it was one that is closing

  • Esther

    I am going to miss my lay-a-way it helped on these hard time

  • Philip Bodamer

    Gee people businesses close all the time! It is the economy. People will find other jobs.

  • Dave M

    It’s unfortunate for the employees but this has been in the making for the last 25 years. Back then Kmart brass let their experienced managers leave to go to Target and others for more money that they didn’t want to pay. Their attitude was you can be replaced “Don’t let the door hit you in the rear on the way out” You letting your best managers leave to the competition will eventually catch up and it did starting in ’94 and they haven’t recovered since. Too bad because Kmart and Sears are about to go the way of the Dodo bird or the Dinosaurs. It is retails version of the Titanic and there aren’t enough lifeboats for all.

  • TMC

    I am not surprised that the bulk of these closings are Michigan, Florida and Georgia. The economies in these states have been very bad. Much of the northeast was spared in this round, but I suspect some surpises to happen as the last 20-40 stores are going to be California and New York / New Jersey– however they’re waiting to drop that bombshell with management as long as they can!

    There is s silver lining, as I suspect as Sears/Kmart retreats from the still lucrative Northeast market, some southern stores will try their hand at the Northeast, particularly New York. The northeast is a lynchpin for becoming the 3rd biggest “BIG BOX” retailer outside of Walmart, and Target.

  • jo

    I worked for kmart 99-00. I was in the first round of after christmas layoffs. I was called seasonal help by the publicist then along with 9 others in our department some of which had been there since the store opened five years earlier. We all were part of the loss prevention team at our local super k. The store remained open for another year but ultimately closed. They got rid of stores then that had high leases, high crime, low sales, and some that just happened to be in the wrong place because cc

  • Tami Vasko via Facebook

    We were thinking that they might ship a lot of their merchandise to other stores? Guess we will have to wait and see!

  • August

    None in NY. We shop at Kmart a lot.

  • Jessica

    Ours is closing. I feel bad for the people working there.:((((

  • Samia Arioua via Facebook

    Kmarts have the worst employees, with the worst attitude! So if they closed the one where I often shop, it won’t be missed!!

    • Anonymous

      just because the ones where you shop have what you say are bad attitudes does not mean they all do, did you ever think maybe its you with the attitude?

  • Samia Arioua via Facebook

    Kmarts have the worst employees, with the worst attitude! So if they closed the one where I often shop, it won’t be missed!!

    • Annon

      That’s because they treat their employees like nothing and the pay is awful. Morale there is horrible.

      • Kmartemployee

        Exactly, no moral. I work as a cashier in a Panama city Kmart and we have gone several years without working air conditioners, our managers are always quitting. We never get raises and now that kmart uses those stupid loyalty rewards cards we are expected to fill these quotas. Something impossible to accomplish since everyone in town has one. An yet no one uses theirs even if we ask. Our managers treat us like idiot mules, there is no teamwork and our customers hate us even if we’re polite. What’s the point in trying after all of that?!

  • http://www.oldschoolsaving.com Gina

    They just converted our local Sears Grand to a completely remodeled Kmart and its quite nice; kind of like a melded Sears and Kmart all in one. It’s brand new so it’s still nice and organized inside; hopefully it will remain that way. Thankfully it wasn’t on the list.

    My heart goes out to all the employees who are going to lose their jobs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FireboltGoddess Erina Turcic via Facebook

    None closing in NY.

  • Pam Prather Peebles via Facebook

    Ours in town closed almost 2 years ago. There will be mark downs & the good stuff will disappear quickly. Some things will linger even at 70% off. But the empty building, certain brands I loved, & all the people that now need to find somewhere to work are the really sad things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/savingmoney4familyfun Coupon Kim via Facebook

    None in Pittsburgh

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cheryl.L.Fox Cheryl Draper Fox via Facebook

    So far. This says it is only a preliminary list, more to come.

  • Monica Solano Johnson via Facebook

    YAY!! our Kmart is staying open!!!!! I ♥ Kmart!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Famous/100001638425840 Ann Famous via Facebook

    Dislike this

  • http://www.facebook.com/tara.b.stults Tara Beth Stults via Facebook

    None of the stores within 4 hours of me are closing. :) I only saw 3 out of all Missouri and luckily none near me,which is very surprising.

  • http://www.facebook.com/violeta.gill Violeta Gill via Facebook

    None in my area are on the list but I don’t shop at either one. Sucks that people will be loosing they’re jobs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/violeta.gill Violeta Gill via Facebook

    None in my area are on the list but I don’t shop at either one. Sucks that people will be loosing they’re jobs!

  • Anne Marie Salus via Facebook

    I’m sorry people will lose jobs however the Kmart in my area (which is not closing) is the worst. It’s dirty, unorganized and the people that work there hate their job and are so miserable, I went on the last double up to 1.00 coupon day and NO ONE including the customer service rep new about it and the funny part is that there was a store announcement/commercial about it AND when my receipt printed there was a little reminder about it. I went to the store around noon and after having to argue with the very rude cashier about the coupons I said “I can’t be the only one that’s come here today with coupons to double” she then told me I was….. I told her that wasn’t sayin much for Kmart and they were probably all over shopping at Walmart. I go to Kmart maybe two to three times a year IF that because of reasons like that.

  • Anne Marie Salus via Facebook

    I’m sorry people will lose jobs however the Kmart in my area (which is not closing) is the worst. It’s dirty, unorganized and the people that work there hate their job and are so miserable, I went on the last double up to 1.00 coupon day and NO ONE including the customer service rep new about it and the funny part is that there was a store announcement/commercial about it AND when my receipt printed there was a little reminder about it. I went to the store around noon and after having to argue with the very rude cashier about the coupons I said “I can’t be the only one that’s come here today with coupons to double” she then told me I was….. I told her that wasn’t sayin much for Kmart and they were probably all over shopping at Walmart. I go to Kmart maybe two to three times a year IF that because of reasons like that.

  • Michelle

    The sears essentials by my house is turning into a Kmart. And the one by my dad in Spring Valley went from Kmart to Sears now back to Kmart. Weird! Hopefully employees get to keep their jobs :)

  • Linda Rosendale via Facebook

    Not yet

  • Linda Rosendale via Facebook

    Not yet

  • leighanne

    so far only one in SC is closing…i work at the Florence Kmart in SC and we’ve been told we’re safe…so hopefully that’s true!!

  • Tiff Wallace via Facebook

    It’s sad to see these stores close. I’ve gone to our local Kmart a few times and the prices were really high for some reason. In Hawaii that’s one of the only places we had to shop and business was booming there. Sears is sad because they have quality tools and stuff like that. The rest of their products are kind of mediocre.

  • Tiff Wallace via Facebook

    It’s sad to see these stores close. I’ve gone to our local Kmart a few times and the prices were really high for some reason. In Hawaii that’s one of the only places we had to shop and business was booming there. Sears is sad because they have quality tools and stuff like that. The rest of their products are kind of mediocre.

  • Sue Adam-Hoffer via Facebook

    I work at one of the closing kmarts…its very sad…

  • Sue Adam-Hoffer via Facebook

    I work at one of the closing kmarts…its very sad…

  • Ken

    This is not enough. To keep Sears or K-Mart, one chain has to go. They sell the same stuff. and advertise twice to do it. Shut one down, and make a commitment to the other. And close one store if there are two (one of each) in the same shopping area. This is common sense folks!!

  • Bernadette Gaffney Norton via Facebook

    My local Sears is closing. I shop there often, guess I will go to one a little further away. I always, find good deals on kids clothes there.

  • Bernadette Gaffney Norton via Facebook

    My local Sears is closing. I shop there often, guess I will go to one a little further away. I always, find good deals on kids clothes there.

  • Teresa Gale Andrzejewski via Facebook

    I never said that you said it was a good thing! I stated who cares about the sales because a lot of people will be out of work. Sales are nice but hard to enjoy knowing people will be jobless soon.

  • Teresa Gale Andrzejewski via Facebook

    I never said that you said it was a good thing! I stated who cares about the sales because a lot of people will be out of work. Sales are nice but hard to enjoy knowing people will be jobless soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenine-Weaver/526911345 Jenine Weaver via Facebook

    Teresa, You are right about the lost jobs. It was the first thing I thought of too. However, liquidation prices and closeout sales are very very important for the other stores to remain in business. If they do not sell what they have left, more stores will be shut down and more jobs will be lost. So if its closing, it is best to advertise it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenine-Weaver/526911345 Jenine Weaver via Facebook

    Teresa, You are right about the lost jobs. It was the first thing I thought of too. However, liquidation prices and closeout sales are very very important for the other stores to remain in business. If they do not sell what they have left, more stores will be shut down and more jobs will be lost. So if its closing, it is best to advertise it.

  • Starla Lago via Facebook

    Looks like they are only close one in Oregon, Roseburg.

  • Starla Lago via Facebook

    Looks like they are only close one in Oregon, Roseburg.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FortheMommas For the Mommas via Facebook

    Teresa Gale Andrzejewski – while it is sad that these stores are closing, I am a frugal/deal blogger – I report sales and deals . No where did I say yeah these stores are closing or it was a good thing – but the facts are the facts, no one was shopping these stores and they are closing and they will have sales – I am simply stating that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenine-Weaver/526911345 Jenine Weaver via Facebook

    So many lost jobs :(

  • Tami Vasko via Facebook

    None in the Pittsburgh area yet. So sad, so many more people out of work. We shop at sears all the time.

  • Jennifer Wilkinson Monahan via Facebook

    So much for the kardashian collection…

  • http://www.facebook.com/plbrown3907 Patricia Lyons Brown via Facebook

    i’m in va. some are closing in my state but not in my area although i hardly shop at either but sears really more than kmart. i’m surprised the one in my city isn’t closing b/c they never seem all that busy. super walmart and target get all the business.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Chinery-Kinney/100000193217485 Tracy Chinery Kinney via Facebook

    Better use up any gift cards you have for Sears and Kmart.

  • Teresa Gale Andrzejewski via Facebook

    There are a few here in Michigan closing.

  • http://meghansmindlessmuttering.blogspot.com meghan

    Not many near me…thank goodness. I just found a new Kmart 5 mins from my house & it is gorgeous inside, clean & well kept! Love it!

  • Nancy Everhart

    I think before we see super sales the closing stores will probably send their inventory to others stores that aren’t closing…..just my opinion

    • Shannon

      Actually, I was speaking to a manager today at the closing store (he alerted me of the this) and they intend on selling off their inventory and already making plans for it.

    • jo

      I worked for kmart during the last round of store closings and they sell off as much of the inventory as possible then they ship whats left right at the end to another store that is closing to try and get it all gone. They will close in waves so they can do this. They also keep the employees on that want to stay the longest ones close kto retirement and parttime go the soonest.

    • jo

      I worked for kmart during the last round of store closings and they sell off as much of the inventory as possible then they ship whats left right at the end to another store that is closing to try and get it all gone. They will close in waves so they can do this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Hayford/531534714 Jessica Hayford via Facebook

    Nothing in Utah yet, I’m hoping they keep my favorite mall Sears open. I love their portrait studio and I just renewed my membership.

  • Teresa Gale Andrzejewski via Facebook

    Who cares about the sales that will be going on what about all those people who will be out of work?

  • Jana Valdová via Facebook

    Thank god none in AZ are closing

  • Kristin Peters via Facebook

    None in MA. Yet. But I hardly shop at Sears or Kmart.