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🏗️ Sears and Kmart store closings: 51 Sears, 45 Kmart locations to shutter.
« Reply #285 on: November 09, 2019, 01:09:10 AM »
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/11/07/kmart-sears-store-closings-96-stores-set-shutter-february-2020/2521653001/

Sears and Kmart store closings: 51 Sears, 45 Kmart locations to shutter. See the list
Kelly Tyko
Nathan Bomey
USA TODAY


Days after revealing sparse Black Friday ads, the company that owns Sears and Kmart announced plans to close 96 additional stores.

Transformco, which acquired the retailers out of bankruptcy, is set to shutter 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart locations in February.

The liquidation or going-out-of-business sales will begin Dec. 2 after the Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales. Previously announced closing stores will not participate in the holiday sale.

Sears and Kmart have closed more than 3,500 stores and cut about 250,000 jobs in the past 15 years.

After this new round of closings and previously announced closings, the company will have 182 stores.

The new closings do not affect the company's recently acquired Sears Hometown stores, which specialize in home appliances, equipment and tools.

Store closings list:These retailers are closing locations in 2019 and early 2020

Sears, Kmart to close a third of stores:96 locations closing, $250M in financing landed
Sears closings

Arkansas

    North Little Rock Sears: 3930 McCain Blvd.

Arizona

    Prescott Sears: 3400 Gateway Blvd.

California

    Buena Park Sears: 8150 La Palma Ave.
    Chula Vista Sears: 565 Broadway
    Fresno Sears: 3636 N Blackstone Ave.
    Los Angeles Sears: 3755 Santa Rosalia Drive
    Montclair Sears: 5080 Montclair Plz Lane
    Moreno Valley Sears: 22550 Town Circle
    N Hollywood Sears: 12121 Victory Blvd.
    Palm Desert Sears: 72-880 Hwy 111
    Riverside Sears: 5261 Arlington Ave.
    San Bernadino Sears: 100 Inland Ctr
    San Bruno Sears: 1178 El Camino Real
    San Jose Sears: 2180 Tully Road
    Santa Maria Sears: 200 Town Ctr E
    Temecula Sears: 40710 Winchester Road
    Tracy Sears: 3350 Naglee Road
    Ventura Sears: 3295 E Main St.
    Victorville Sears: 14420 Bear Valley Road
    Visalia Sears: 3501 S Mooney Blvd.
    West Covina Sears: 1209 Plaza Drive

Florida

    Fort Myers Sears: 4125 Cleveland Ave.
    Hialeah Sears: 1625 W 49th St.
    Miami Sears: 20701 SW 112th Ave.

Georgia

    Douglasville Sears: 6580 Douglas Blvd.

Illinois

    Peoria Sears: 2200 W War Memorial Drive
    West Dundee Sears: 5000 Spring Hill Mall

Maryland

    Cumberland Sears: 1262 Vocke Road

Massachusetts

    Auburn Sears: 385 Southbridge St.
    Leominster Sears: 100 Commercial Road

Michigan

    Lansing Sears: 3131 E Michigan Ave.

Missouri

    Joplin Sears: 101 N Rangeline Road

Nevada

    Las Vegas Sears: 4000 Meadow Lane

New Hampshire

    Nashua Sears: 310 Daniel Webster Highway
    Concord Sears: 270 Loudon Road

New Mexico

    Farmington Sears: 4601 E Main St.

New York

    Buffalo Sears: S 3701 McKinley Parkway

North Carolina

    Greenville Sears: 3600 South Memorial Drive

Pennsylvania

    Whitehall Sears: 1259 Whitehall Mall
    North Wales Sears: 600 Montgomery Mall

Puerto Rico

    FajaRoado Sears: State Road 3
    Guayama Sears: Gpo Box 1050
    Ponce Sears: Pob 7426 Sears Plaza Del Caribe 2050 Road 2 Ponce By Pass Ste 135

Texas

    San Antonio Sears: 2310 SW Military Drive

Vermont

    South Burlington Sears: 155 Dorset St.

Virginia

    Richmond Sears: 11500 Midlothian Turnpike
    Manassas Sears: 8200 Sudley Road
    Fredericksburg Sears: 100 Spotsylvania Mall
    Winchester Sears: 1850 Apple Blossom Drive

Washington

    Spokane Sears: 14720 E Indiana Ave.
    Lacey Sears: 651 Sleater Kinney Road SE

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Kmart closings

Arizona

    Lake Havasu City Kmart: 1870 McCulloch Blvd.

California

    Atascadero Kmart: 3980 El Camino Real
    Bishop Kmart: 1200 N Main St.
    Chico Kmart: 2155 Pillsbury Road
    Concord Kmart: 5100 Clayton Road
    Hollister Kmart: 491 Tres Pinos Road
    Petaluma Kmart: 261 N Mc Dowell Blvd.
    Riverside Kmart: 7840 Limonite Ave.
    Santa Paula Kmart: 895 Faulkner Road
    Scotts Valley Kmart: 270 Mt Hermon Road

Delaware

    Rehoboth Beach Kmart: 19563 Coastal Highway

Florida

    Bradenton Kmart: 7350 Manatee Ave. West
    Hollywood Kmart: 3800 Oakwood Blvd.
    Lantana Kmart: 1201 S Dixie Highway

Iowa

    Algona Kmart: 1501 Hwy 169 N
    Charles City Kmart: 1405 S Grand

Maryland

    Frederick Kmart: 1003 W Patrick St.
    Hagerstown Kmart: 1713 Massey Blvd.
    Hyattsville Kmart: 6411 Riggs Road

Massachusetts

    Acton Kmart: 252 Main St.
    Billerica Kmart: 484 Boston Road

Michigan

    Waterford Kmart: 5100 Dixie Highway

New Hampshire

    Hooksett Kmart: 1267 Hooksett Road
    Salem Kmart: 161 S Broadway

New Jersey

    West Orange Kmart: 235 Prospect Ave

New York

    Bohemia Kmart: 5151 Sunrise Highway
    Sidney Kmart: 171 Delaware Ave.

North Dakota

    Bismarck Kmart: 2625 State St.

Ohio

    Marietta Kmart: 502 Pike St.
    North Canton Kmart: 1447 N Main St.
    Tallmadge Kmart: 555 South Ave.

Oregon

    The Dalles Kmart: 2640 West 6th St.

Pennsylvania

    Berwick Kmart: 1520 W Front St.
    Ephrata Kmart: 1127 S State St.
    Lebanon Kmart: 1745 Quentin
    Wilkes Barre Kmart: 910 Wilkes Barre Twp Blvd.
    Williamsport Kmart: 1915 E Third St.

Puerto Rico

    Arecibo Kmart: 1400 Ave. Miramar
    Bayamon Kmart: Plaza Rio Hondo
    FajaRoado Kmart: Eastern Shopping Ctr S.R. 3
    Juana Diaz Kmart: Road #149 And #584 Plaza Juana Diaz
    Vega Alta Kmart: Centro Gran Caribe Road #2 Plaza Caribe Mall

Wisconsin

    Kenosha Kmart: 4100 52nd St.

Wyoming

    Charleston Kmart: 6531 McCorkle Ave. SE
    Jackson Kmart: 510 US Highway 89

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko
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People love Trader Joe’s, there are now professional Trader Joe’s influencers
« Reply #286 on: November 14, 2019, 05:34:45 AM »


There are now about a dozen Instagram accounts — some of which are making real money — devoted to the grocery store’s latest products.

Dezeray Floyd had been working at Trader Joe’s for a few years when she first had the idea, but she wasn’t sure if she was allowed to actually do it. To start an Instagram account devoted to the corporation that paid her wages — without permission from its legal department — seemed risky. But why, exactly? She wasn’t bashing the company. Quite the opposite: She was praising its products, items she would have bought anyway as a paying customer. She just wanted to share them with everyone else.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/11/6/20919173/trader-joes-list-trader-joes-instagram

Recently, in my little town, our two big grocery stores have gone full tilt on the rehab meme to emulate Trader Joe's.

Californication is sweeping the desert & these 2 good ol' boys (Kroger & Albertsons) aren't going to miss out on the fun.

They can't compete with Big Blue, Super Duper Mega Big box Wally world so the rush to have the best eye candy is the new wave around these parts.
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Manhattan's Retail Industry is Imploding before the Holidays
« Reply #287 on: November 14, 2019, 08:01:28 AM »

Retail rents in Manhattan have fallen again, this time before the holiday season, an ominous sign that consumer health is deteriorating. Maybe retail spending this holiday season will be somewhat disappointing; after all, President Trump was seen on Twitter on Monday asking his 66.5 million followers to spend more of their money as the stock market rose to new highs. Any time the government asks its citizens to spend money, it usually means trouble ahead.

Average asking rents across Upper Fifth Avenue, especially between 42nd and 49th streets, saw one of the steepest drops in retail rents in Q3, falling 25% YoY, reported Bloomberg, citing a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

As shown below, Lower Fifth, Broadway, Madison Avenue, SoHo, and Herald Square retail rents over the same period were in free fall. This is a reflection of the weakening consumer base ahead of the holiday season. There were several outliers, Upper Fifth and Times Square retail rents over the same period marginally declined. Meanwhile, the Meatpacking district saw rents jump 7.3% in Q3 YoY.


https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/manhattans-retail-industry-imploding-holiday-season
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🏗️ 'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US
« Reply #288 on: November 29, 2019, 07:13:16 PM »
How sad.  :(  The end of an Era.

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https://news.yahoo.com/black-friday-becoming-shadow-former-self-us-165854513.html

'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US
[AFP]
Christophe VOGT, John BIERS
,AFP•November 29, 2019


New York (AFP) - The US holiday shopping season officially opened with a deluge of "Black Friday" promotions but the frenzied crowds of the past have thinned out with the rise of e-commerce.

Companies in the retail, entertainment and tourism industries once again tried to entice shoppers after Thanksgiving with a bevy of offers on a day synonymous with American consumer culture and notorious "doorbuster" sales that start at the crack of dawn.

But US consumers aren't buying Black Friday the way they once did.

Only 36 percent of US consumers plan to shop this year on Black Friday, down one percent from last year and a decline of 23 percent from 2015, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.

"Just a few years ago, Black Friday had the aura of a FOMO (fear of missing out) event," PWC said. "Now it seems more symbolic than significant in the pantheon of retail holidays."

Black Friday will be followed in three days by "Cyber Monday," a second highpoint of spending early in the season.

Friday's sales have prompted copycat versions throughout Europe, an effort that has generated no small amount of friction.

This year's events prompted protest in parts of France, Germany and the Netherlands that included environmentalist rallies outside Amazon distribution centers and human chains blocking malls.

There has been little sign of that sort of subversiveness in the United States. Rather, the bigger emerging challenge for Black Friday has been shifting consumer patterns.

The PWC survey said that for the first time in 2019 more consumers (54 percent) said they'll do more of their shopping online than in stores.

- Higher sales expected -

Economists and retail industry insiders are broadly confident about the outlook for the 2019 season, owing to a strong labor market.

Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of US economic growth and has stayed strong throughout 2019 even as manufacturing has stagnated and business investment has been lackluster.

"Consumers are in good financial shape and willing to spend a little more on gifts for the special people in their lives this holiday season," said Matthew Shay, Chief Executive of the National Retail Federation.
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Re: 🏗️ 'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US
« Reply #289 on: November 30, 2019, 03:53:19 AM »
How sad.  :(  The end of an Era.

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https://news.yahoo.com/black-friday-becoming-shadow-former-self-us-165854513.html

'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US
[AFP]
Christophe VOGT, John BIERS
,AFP•November 29, 2019


New York (AFP) - The US holiday shopping season officially opened with a deluge of "Black Friday" promotions but the frenzied crowds of the past have thinned out with the rise of e-commerce.

Companies in the retail, entertainment and tourism industries once again tried to entice shoppers after Thanksgiving with a bevy of offers on a day synonymous with American consumer culture and notorious "doorbuster" sales that start at the crack of dawn.

But US consumers aren't buying Black Friday the way they once did.

Only 36 percent of US consumers plan to shop this year on Black Friday, down one percent from last year and a decline of 23 percent from 2015, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.

"Just a few years ago, Black Friday had the aura of a FOMO (fear of missing out) event," PWC said. "Now it seems more symbolic than significant in the pantheon of retail holidays."

Black Friday will be followed in three days by "Cyber Monday," a second highpoint of spending early in the season.

Friday's sales have prompted copycat versions throughout Europe, an effort that has generated no small amount of friction.

This year's events prompted protest in parts of France, Germany and the Netherlands that included environmentalist rallies outside Amazon distribution centers and human chains blocking malls.

There has been little sign of that sort of subversiveness in the United States. Rather, the bigger emerging challenge for Black Friday has been shifting consumer patterns.

The PWC survey said that for the first time in 2019 more consumers (54 percent) said they'll do more of their shopping online than in stores.


The 2019 Black Friday Video Hall of Shame
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/2019-black-friday-video-shame/

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/L937ROnHfbo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/L937ROnHfbo</a>

As the article has it, you might consider how these same folks would behave if they were hungry.

One crowd was light-hearted, almost festive. Until the doors opened. And then it was GAME. ON.

Some of the other videos on this page reveal why a box store iOS the last place you want to be on Black Friday, when ,many people take their mental illness and sense of grievance out for a walk. As the article has it, "Nothing says “Oh Holy Night” like beating the crap out of your fellow man for cheap Christmas tree ornaments…"
“The old world is dying, and the New World struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.”

 

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