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published on January 4, 2018 - 2:53 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

A Sears location in Hanford is on a list of underperforming stores and will be closing its doors in early April.

In an announcement by Sears Holdings, the Hanford Mall location at 1679 W. Lacey Blvd. was placed on a list of 39 Sears stores and 64 Kmart stores that were found unprofitable and are slated for closure starting in March.

At 75,852 square feet, the Sears store in the Hanford Mall is one of the shopping center’s four anchors, including Ross Dress For Less, Kohl’s and JCPenney.

“Sears Holdings continues its strategic assessment of the productivity of our Kmart and Sears store base and will continue to right size our store footprint in number and size,” the announcement said.

Team members at the stores were informed of the move Thursday. Eligible associates will receive severance and will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Kmart or Sears stores, according to the statement.

There remain Sears locations in Fresno, Clovis and Visalia. A Kmart location was shuttered in Kingsburg last year, and there remain Kmart locations in Hanford, Visalia, Lemoore and Clovis.

Liquidation sales at the impacted stores will begin Jan. 12.


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