Sears to close 50 auto centers; 92 Kmart pharmacies

Sears plans to close 50 auto centers and 92 underperforming Kmart pharmacies as part of its ongoing restructuring effort, the company announced Friday.

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Sears did not give a time frame for the closures or identify the locations of the stores that would be impacted.

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Sears has auto centers at its stores in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach and Boca, according to its website.

Friday’s announcement is expected to save the company about $250 million a year.

“Earlier this year, we initiated a strategic restructuring program and committed to improving our operating performance and financial flexibility in a very challenging retail environment,” Edward S. Lampert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Holdings, said in a statement posted on the company’s website. “While we have made significant progress in reducing our cost base and enhancing our member value proposition, we need to take further action.”

Sears had previously announced it was closing 150 non-profitable stores, including 108 Kmart locations and 42 Sears locations.

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Kmart’s holiday toy catalog leaked

Kmart’s 46-page holiday toy catalog was leaked on Monday by the Black Friday website BfAds.net.

The sales catalog includes Kmart’s Fab 15 toy list. Members of the retailer’s Shop Your Way rewards program will receive additional savings on toys, putting the cost of many of the items in the book at Black Friday-like prices, according to BfAds.net. 20131128_met_kmart_0059

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Here’s Kmart’s top toy list according to BfAds.net:

  1. Disney Frozen Northern Lights Elsa $39.99, $34.99 for members
  2. Bop it! $19.99, $14.99 for members
  3. Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire $49.99, $44.99 for members
  4. World of Nintendo Radio Control Mini Race $39.99, $34.99 for members
  5. Doc McStuffins Rosie the Rescuer with Findo $44.99, $39.99 for members
  6. Holiday Barbie Doll $37.99, $32.99 for members
  7. Imaginext DC Super Flight City $64.99, $59.99 for members
  8. Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo $44.99, $39.99 foe members
  9. DC Super Girls Fashion Dolls $19.99, $17.99 for members
  10. Play-Doh Picnic Adventure $19.99, $14.99 foe members
  11. Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck $54.99
  12. Disney Tsum Tsum $14.99
  13. Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall $64.99, %9.99 for members
  14. Star Wars Carbon Freezing Chamber $20.99
  15. My Little Pony Explore Crystal Playlet $29.99

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