Creative retailing and online consumerism have been thriving since the rise of ecommerce, considering how much more convenient shopping online is for many customers.

It is no wonder many customers would choose online shopping over going to physical stores.

Of course, while many online businesses thrive, some of the more established names are not always able to keep up.

Sears, Kmart, and Macy's are just the biggest examples of that.

Huge Losses, Job Cuts

It has only been a week into the new year, but the consumer market giants have already announced closures for a number of stores all over the continent, and the figures spell not only huge losses for the companies but also job cuts.

In early April 2016, Sears had already closed down 78 stores due to financial woes, but the closures then seem to have done little to alleviate the company's losses.

Sears will still be closing 108 Kmart and 42 Sears stores — a total of 150 — and all affected stores will shut down at the end of March this year.

"The decision to close stores is a difficult but necessary step," says Edward S. Lampert, Sears chairman and CEO. "Many of these stores have struggled with their financial performance for years and we have kept them open to maintain local jobs and in the hope that they would turn around."

These tough decisions, Lampert believes, will allow Sears to become profitable again.

Like Sears, Macy's also announced that it will close 68 stores due to dwindling sales and online competition. The company says that the closure of these stores will affect about 4,000 employees, but the affected branches are still part of the 100 store closures announced in August 2016.

While that does not make things any better for the Macy's employees, notice that they would lose their jobs was at least not sudden.

"While we are pleased with the strong performance of our highly developed online business [...] we continue to experience declining traffic in our stores where the majority of our business is still transacted," says Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Inc. chairman and CEO. Macy's will focus on improving its performance for shareholders.

Below is a list of all the Kmart, Sears, and Macy's stores that will shut down in 2017.


300 Highway 78 E Jasper AL
2003 US Hwy 280 Bypass Phenix City AL
3001 Iowa Avenue Riverside CA
501 N Beneva Road Sarasota FL
1801 Northwest Hwy 19 Crystal River FL
15271 Mcgregor Blvd Fort Myers FL
2111 S Federal Hwy Fort Pierce FL
1501 Normandy Village Jacksonville FL
2211 W Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee FL
19400 Cochran Blvd Port Charlotte FL
4955 Golden Gate Parkway Naples FL
111 Town & Country Drive Palatka FL
33 W Montgomery Cross Road Savannah GA
4561 Salt Lake Blvd Halawa / Honolullu HI
191 Outer Loop Road Louisville KY
2945 Scottsville Road Bowling Green KY
14662 N US Highway 25 East Corbin KY
1501 Paris Pike Georgetown KY
3010 Fort Campbell Blvd Hopkinsville KY
1710 West Highway 192 London KY
2815 West Parrish Avenue Owensboro KY
9 Plaza Way Fairhaven MA
1130 Newport Avenue South Attleboro MA
222 N Point Blvd Baltimore MD
688 Hogan Road Bangor ME
4645 Commercial Drive New Hartford NY
5132 6th Ave Tacoma WA
731 Beverly Pike Elkins WV
1050 Division Street Parkersburg WV
250 Three Springs Drive Weirton WV
3600 Wilson Road Bakersfield CA
25 West Polk Street Coalinga CA
333 Sierra Street Kingsburg CA
363 S Broadway Denver CO
2809 North Ave Grand Junction CO
45 Shunpike Road Cromwell CT
3200 Macon Road Columbus GA
365 Habersham Village Circle Cornelia GA
1601 Highway 40 East Kingsland GA
2600 Dodge Street Dubuque IA
5700 Gordon Drive Sioux City IA
3810 University Avenue Waterloo IA
2851 Belt Line Parkway Alton IL
3655 Nameoki Road Granite City IL
750 Indian Boundary Road Chesterton IN
1460 West State Road 2 La Porte IN
4820 S 4th St Trafficway Leavenworth KS
4200 W Kellogg Dr Wichita KS
115 South Airline Hwy Gonzales LA
1400 S Clearview Parkway New Orleans LA
29600 Ford Road Garden City MI
3555 O'Neill Drive Jackson MI
1416 South Main Street Adrian MI
5400 S Cedar Street Lansing MI
1501 E Apple Ave Muskegon MI
40855 Ann Arbor Road Plymouth MI
17580 Frazho Road Roseville MI
3541 Highland Road Waterford MI
165 Wayne Road Westland MI
6455 US 31 N Acme Township MI
1305 Highway 10 West Detroit Lakes MN
1477 State Highway 248 Branson MO
2304 Missouri Blvd Jefferson City MO
1003 S Bishop Ave Rolla MO
3101 S Glenstone Ave Springfield MO
6650 Manchester Ave St Louis MO
545 US Hwy 29 North Concord NC
1931 Skibo Road Fayetteville NC
201 N Berkeley Blvd Goldsboro NC
102 New Market Madison NC
815 S College Road Wilmington NC
1468 Clementon Road Clementon NJ
645 Highway 18 East Brunswick NJ
800 Black Horse Pike Pleasantville NJ
Rte 9 & Rte 47 Rio Grande NJ
10405 S Eastern Ave Henderson NV
1500 Coshocton Ave Mount Vernon OH
185 Upper River Road Gallipolis OH
1005 East Columbus St Kenton OH
225 West Avenue New Boston OH
1284 Brice Road Reynoldsburg OH
I-70 & Mall Road St. Clairsville OH
3515 N Maple Avenue Zanesville OH
4 East Shawnee St Muskogee OK
5820 Shaffer Road Dubois PA
1320 E Grandview Blvd Erie PA
1890 Fruitville Pike Lancaster PA
5600 Carlisle Pike US 11 Mechanicsburg PA
120 Mall Blvd Monroeville PA
100 Cross Roads Plz Mt. Pleasant PA
3801 B Clemson Blvd Anderson SC
254 Highway 72 By-Pass Greenwood SC
8571 Rivers Avenue North Charleston SC
3020 W 12th St Sioux Falls SD
305 W Economy Road Morristown TN
1120 Mc Rae Blvd El Paso TX
9484 Dyer St El Paso TX
1101 Fort Hood Street Killeen TX
3061 S John Redditt Dr Lufkin TX
1153 W Highway 40 Vernal UT
2010 N Main St Layton UT
1419 Hershberger Road N W Roanoke VA
3655 Plank Road Fredericksburg VA
6101 N Military Hwy Norfolk VA
1355 West Main Street Salem VA
1425 E Highway 151 Platteville WI
2211 S Green Bay Road Racine WI
1840 Dell Range Blvd Cheyenne WY


301 Cox Creek Pkwy Florence AL
1901 S Caraway Road Jonesboro AR
90 Elm St; Enfield Sq Enfield CT
301 Eagle Ridge Dr Lake Wales FL
5101 Hinkleville Road Paducah KY
262 Swansea Mall Drive Swansea MA
10 Whitten Road Augusta ME
1261 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst NY
2000 Walden Ave Cheektowaga NY
1 N Galleria Dr Middletown NY
9605 Queens Blvd Rego Park NY
1901 S Yale Ave Tulsa OK
3245 E State St Hermitage/Sharon PA
18600 Alderwood Mall Pkwy Lynnwood WA
225 Meadowbrook Road Bridgeport WV
Towne Center Mall Charleston WV
Albany Mall Albany GA
5555 Whittlesey Blvd Columbus GA
1235 S Reed Road Kokomo IN
2259 S 9th St Salina KS
9001 Cortana Mall Baton Rouge / Cortana LA
197 Westbank Expressway Gretna LA
3099 28th St SE Grand Rapids MI
12737 Riverdale Blvd NW Coon Rapids MN
1850 Adams St Mankato MN
3600 Country Club Dr Jefferson Cty MO
3702 Frederick Ave Saint Joseph MO
3902 13th Ave South Fargo ND
1000 S Main St Roswell NM
2000 Brittain Road Akron OH
1075 N Bridge St Chillicothe OH
1701 River Valley Circle S Lancaster OH
Richmond Mall Richmond Hts OH
428 SW C Ave Lawton OK
1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Dr Selinsgrove PA
1500 Mall Run Road Uniontown PA
3595 Capital City Mall Camp Hill PA
1500 Diamond Hill Road Woonsocket RI
2701 David H Mcleod Blvd Florence SC
2101 Fort Henry Dr Kingsport TN
4101 E 42nd St Odessa TX
500 Gate City Hwy Bristol VA


Early 2017 Closings

Greenwood, Bowling Green, KY (124,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 63 associates);
Carolina Place, Pineville, NC (151,000 square feet; opened in 1993; 69 associates);
Douglaston, Douglaston, NY (158,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 144 associates);
Downtown Portland, Portland, OR (246,000 square feet; opened in 2007; 85 associates);
*Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR (67,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 53 associates);
Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, WI (104,000 square feet; opened in 1991; 55 associates)

2017 Year-End Closings

Mission Valley Apparel, San Diego, CA (385,000 square feet; opened in 1961; 140 associates);
Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA (141,000 square feet; opened in 1990; 77 associates);
Lakeland Square, Lakeland, FL (101,000 square feet; opened in 1995; 68 associates);
Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo, FL (195,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 83 associates);
Sarasota Square, Sarasota, FL (143,000 square feet; opened in 1977; 86 associates);
University Square, Tampa, FL (140,000 square feet; opened in 1974; 73 associates);
CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL (108,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 72 associates);
Georgia Square, Athens, GA (121,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 69 associates);
Nampa Gateway Center, Nampa, ID (104,000, square feet; opened in 2009; 57 associates);
Alton Square, Alton, IL (180,000 square feet; opened in 1978; 54 associates);
Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL (149,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 87 associates);
Eastland, Bloomington, IL (154,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 55 associates);
Jefferson, Louisville, KY (157,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 52 associates);
Esplanade, Kenner, LA (188,000 square feet; opened in 2008; 101 associates);
Bangor, Bangor, ME (143,000 square feet; opened in 1998; 65 associates);
Westgate, Brockton, MA (144,000 square feet; opened in 2003; 79 associates);
Silver City Galleria, Taunton, MA (152,000 square feet; opened in 1992; 82 associates);
Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek, MI (102,000 square feet: opened 1983; 51 associates);
Eastland Center, Harper Woods, MI (433,000 square feet; opened in 1957; 121 associates);
Lansing, Lansing, MI (103,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 57 associates);
Westland, Westland, MI (334,000 square feet; opened in 1965; 106 associates);
Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN (1,276,000 square feet; opened in 1902; 280 associates);
Northgate, Durham, NC (187,000 square feet; opened in 1994; 72 associates);
Columbia, Grand Forks, ND (99,000 square feet; opened in 1978; 53 associates);
Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ (200,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 107 associates);
Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ (224,000 square feet; opened in 1970; 77 associates);
Preakness, Wayne, NJ (81,000 square feet; opened in 1963; 72 associates);
Cottonwood, Albuquerque, NM (173,000 square feet; opened in 1996; 56 associates);
Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV (178,000 square feet; opened in 1966; 84 associates);
Great Northern, Clay, NY (88,000 square feet; opened in 1989; 55 associates);
Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY (140,000 square feet; opened in 2000; 58 associates);
The Marketplace, Rochester, NY (149,000 square feet; opened in 1982; 77 associates);
Eastland, Columbus, OH (121,000 square feet; opened in 2006; 73 associates);
Sandusky, Sandusky, OH (133,000 square feet; opened in 1979; 61 associates);
Fort Steuben, Steubenville, OH (132,000 square feet; opened in 1974; 59 associates);
Promenade, Tulsa, OK (180,000 square feet; opened in 1996; 58 associates);
Neshaminy, Bensalem, PA (211,000 square feet; opened in 1968; 89 associates);
Shenango Valley, Hermitage, PA (106,000 square feet; opened in 1976; 69 associates);
Beaver Valley, Monaca, PA (203,000 square feet; opened in 1987; 78 associates);
Lycoming, Muncy, PA (120,000 square feet; opened in 1995; 61 associates);
Plymouth Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, PA (214,000 square feet; opened in 1966; 74 associates);
Washington Crown Center, Washington, PA (148,000 square feet; opened in 1999; 67 associates);
Parkdale, Beaumont, TX (171,000 square feet; opened in 2002; 67 associates);
Southwest Center, Dallas, TX (148,000 square feet; opened in 1975; 68 associates);
Sunland Park, El Paso, TX (105,000 square feet; opened in 2004; 71 associates);
Greenspoint, Houston, TX (314,000 square feet; opened in 1976; 70 associates);
West Oaks Mall, Houston, TX (244,000 square feet; opened in 1982; 135 associates);
Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena, TX (209,000 square feet; opened in 1962; 78 associates);
Collin Creek, Plano, TX (199,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 103 associates);
Broadway Square, Tyler, TX (100,000 square feet; opened in 1981; 65 associates);
Layton Hills, Layton, UT (162,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 72 associates);
Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, UT (200,000 square feet; opened in 1962; 88 associates);
Landmark, Alexandria, VA (201,000 square feet; opened in 1965; 119 associates);
River Ridge, Lynchburg, VA (144,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 60 associates);
Everett, Everett, WA (133,000 square feet; opened in 1977; 109 associates);
Three Rivers, Kelso, WA (51,000 square feet; opened in 1987; 57 associates);
Valley View, La Crosse, WI (101,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 57 associates)

Other Store Closings Within 2017

Simi Valley Town Center (men's/home/kids), Simi Valley, CA (190,000 square feet; opened in 2006; 105 associates)
Mall at Tuttle Crossing (furniture/home/kids/men's), Dublin, OH (227,000 square feet; opened in 2003; 52 associates)

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