Print Edition - 2017-06-25  |  Money Digest

Sears closes another 20 stores

- - AP, NEW YORK

Jun 25, 2017-

Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings—18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores—in a government filing on Friday. In 2015, Sears Holdings Corp sold 235 Sears and Kmart store locations to Seritage as part of an agreement in which Sears leases the stores back from the real estate company. Under the agreement with Seritage, if a store is unprofitable, Sears Holdings has the option to exit the lease by making a payment equal to one year’s rent. “We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced,” Sears Holdings spokesman Howard Riefs said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. Riefs said the stores will close in mid-September. Liquidation sales will begin by the end of June.

Published: 25-06-2017 10:20

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