Berks' Sears, Kmart stores left off latest closing list

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Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business.

Closeout sales will begin next week with all locations shuttered by May.

After this round of closures, Sears will have fewer than 940 stores.

In North Carolina, no Sears stores are slated to close, but five Kmart stores will close in April.

Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12 at the dozens of stores across the country.

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Two years ago, Kmart had 940 stores; it will be left with about 400 locations after the closure.

Sears Holding, the parent company of both retailers, made the announcement Thursday.

The only local store impacted is the Midway Park Kmart in Jacksonville.

Sears and Kmart have been losing billions of dollars and closing stores for years.

Sears is the Berkshire Mall's only original anchor store, having opened with the mall in 1970.

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