Kmart will shutter stores in Crofton and Salisbury in April as part of Sears Holdings’ latest round of closures of unprofitable Kmart and Sears locations.
The Illinois-based retailer plans to close 103 stores around the country between early March and early April as it attempts to turn around the struggling chain. Workers were informed on Thursday, the company said.
The Maryland stores are located in Crofton Centre on Route 3 in Anne Arundel County and at 301 Tilghman Road in Salisbury.
Sears said the move allows it to continue to “right size” its store footprint.
“We will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members,” the company said in a statement.
The retailer is closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores. Eligible workers will be paid severance and have a chance to apply for open jobs at area Kmart or Sears stores, the company said.
Liquidation sales are expected to start as early as next Friday.
The retailer announced plans in November to close Sears at Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk, one of 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores slated to close by the end of this month. Sears had previously announced the closing of about 250 stores last year.