Sears Holdings to close 12 locations

U.S. retailer Sears Holdings is set to close 12 stores -- eight Kmarts and four Sears outlets -- in January, according to a report in Reuters.

The stores to be closed are Sears Grand in Columbia, S.C.; a Sears Essentials in St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two other Sears stores in Indianapolis and Florissant, Mo.; and Kmarts in Marietta, Ga.; Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Forest Park, Ohio; Northridge, Calif.; Clarksville, Ind.; Sarasota, Fla.; and Knoxville, Tenn.

Sears Holdings operates more than 3,000 stores.

The closures are “part of our normal course of business of opening and closing stores,” spokeswoman Kimberly Freely said, adding, “It’s not part of a greater issue.”

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