Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

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How strange is it the Sears and Kmart thrive outside the US, but are almost dead in the country that created them.
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Lots of fast food chains like that too. Swensen's Ice Cream, Kenny Rogers Roasters, probably many more.
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Costa Mesa, CA Kmart closure announced...

I think this will be the last of Kmart in SoCal?

Then 3 Kmarts will remain in NorCal:
Freedom
Grass Valley
South Lake Tahoe

Or basically 3 Kmarts left in the entire western/intermountain/southwest half of the US (unless you go ahead and count Hamilton, MT in there).
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Re: Is 2021 finally the end for Sears/Kmart?

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storewanderer wrote: May 5th, 2021, 7:28 pm Costa Mesa, CA Kmart closure announced...

I think this will be the last of Kmart in SoCal?

Then 3 Kmarts will remain in NorCal:
Freedom
Grass Valley
South Lake Tahoe

Or basically 3 Kmarts left in the entire western/intermountain/southwest half of the US (unless you go ahead and count Hamilton, MT in there).
You are absolutely right, Kmart is extinct in Southern CA with the Costa Mesa closure.
There are now only 5 Kmarts west of the Mississippi River at this point (including Guam), max of 20 Kmart stores left in the entire US.
I truly think Kmart will be entirely defunct by the end of this year. As for Sears, I don't know, maybe 12 months from now they'll be a goner too.
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