Sears Holdings has been shrinking its network of Sears and Kmart locations for years, shuttering Kmarts in Fitchburg, Newburyport, Great Barrington and Springfield and Sears stores in Burlington, Dedham and Lanesborough in the Berkshire Mall.
Sears is closing another 72 stores after reporting a first-quarter loss, saying its sales are plunging, too.
The company informed associates at 15 Kmart stores and 48 Sears stores that they would close in early September. Sears Holdings has closed several hundred struggling locations in recent years.
"While we had a challenging first quarter, we remain focused on improving our financial performance and enhancing our liquidity", Sears Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert said. The Summit store will close to the public in August.
The stores destined for closure have not yet been revealed, but the company said it would identify them in the "News/Media" section on their website by mid-day.
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The company had a total of 894 stores at the end of its first quarter, 381 fewer than it had at the same time past year. Jeff Braun said he was reminded of that recently when he found and used his grandfather's 70-year-old Sears table vise.
"The demise of Sears has felt like a prolonged, drip, drip, drip as evidenced by the string of quarterly sales numbers", said Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com senior economic analyst.
Sears also said it will at least explore selling its DieHard brand of auto parts and accessories and its home improvement products and PartsDirect businesses.
Sears also has made deals with Amazon.
The move comes less than five months after Sears announced at the start of the year that it would close more than 100 stores.