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Sears is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp., the corporate parent of two storied firms that once ranked as the nation’s two largest retailers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month. The company’s reorganization plan calls for the closure of 142 additional Sears and Kmart stores, in addition to the previously announced closure of 46

Sears will close 63 more stores

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has identified 100 unprofitable stores and will shutter 63 of them in early September. Liquidation sales at 48 Sears outlets and 15 Kmarts will begin as early as June 14. The company announced the closings while reporting its first quarter results, which included a drop of more than

Sears Holdings boosts financing

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has raised $100 million in new financing and is pursuing an additional $200 million. The company also amended existing notes to increase its borrowing base advance rate for inventory and defer its collateral coverage test and restart it with the second quarter of 2018. Sears Holdings furthermore is

Filing raises concerns about Sears

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Concerns that the parent of Sears and Kmart is headed toward bankruptcy were rekindled when the company offered in a disclosure that it might not be in operation a year from now. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,”

Sears takes new steps to stay afloat

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has announced it will seek to cut costs this year by $1 billion and trim debt and pension obligations by at least $1.5 billion. The company, which reported its sixth straight quarter of slumping sales, will undertake a restructuring, including a combination of the corporate functions of Sears

Sears posts another loss in second quarter

Sears posts another loss in second quarter

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. posted another quarterly loss on Thursday and said it would receive another financial lifeline from the hedge fund of its chief executive officer, Eddie Lampert. Lampert’s fund, ESL Investments, offered to provide a $300 million loan to Sears earlier this month to provide the struggling retailer more time

Sears to close 78 stores this summer

Sears to close 78 stores this summer

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp., the corporate parent of Sears and Kmart stores, announced that it will close 78 stores this summer in its ongoing quest to stem financial losses. The company plans to close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores, with most closures occurring by late July, Sears said on Thursday.