Your Local Sears or Kmart Might Be Closing

The retail chain is shuttering over 70 stores this summer.

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Photo by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Rely on your local Kmart for, well, everything? Soon you might have to travel farther for those blue light specials. According to parent company Sears Holdings, 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores across 26 states will close this summer. In a statement, the company cites profitability issues in the affected stores. For a full list of closings, see the image below. 

The silver lining? Closing stores will be holding liquidation sales, so it might be a good idea to stock up on your exclusive brand favorites at low prices. Sales start April 29 at closing Sears stores and May 12 for closing Kmart stores. The company also encourages customers of closing stores to use Kmart and Sears store locators to find an alternate store nearby.

Of course, you can also try other big-box favorites. Here’s how to rule the beauty, fashion and home aisles at Target.

Closing Kmart and Sears Stores