Sears announced that it will close another 5 stores, in addition to the 63 closings that were announced on May 31. The total 68 stores include 15 Kmart stores and 53 Sears stores. Sears announced the first tranche of closings after revealed that company revenue had dropped by more than 30 percent for the quarter to $2.9 billion from $4.2 billion.

In a previous annoucement, Sears revealed 166 store closings that took effect this year. The list that Sears posted on Wednesday includes stores in Connecticut, Louisiana, Michigan, and Nebraska. While final sales are expected this month, the stores will finally close in September.

During the last quarter, same-store sales dropped 13.4 percent at Sears stores and fell 9.5 percent at Kmart. 

Sears has been quietly closing additional stores over the past several months,and has cut the number of its stores in half within the last five years. The company had 894 stores as of the beginning of May, which is a drop from 1,980 stores in 2013.

Here's the list of stores closing. 

Kmart stores

910 North China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA
9881 W 58Th Avenue, Arvada, CO
5400 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
4303 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue, HI
2535 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA
5909 E State Street, Rockford, IL
4070 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA
215 North Central Avenue, Duluth, MN
24 34 Barbour Avenue, Clifton, NJ
2100 Carlisle Avenue, Albuquerque, NM
1000 Montauk Highway, West Babylon, NY
25301 Rockaway Blvd, Rosedale, NY
12350 N E Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
1072 Mountain Laurel Plaza, Latrobe, PA
5000 San Dario Laredo, TX

Sears stores

10001 N Metro Parkway, West Phoenix, AZ
100 S Puente Hills Mall, City Industry, CA
425 Union St, Waterbury, CT
7902 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL
320 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL
2201 Henderson Mill Road N.E., Atlanta, GA
1300 Southlake Mall, Morrow, GA
2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA
320 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA
#2 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL
#2 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, IL
6136 W Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL
104 West White Oaks Mall, Springfield, IL
2415 Sagamore Pkwy S, Lafayette, IN
40 Muncie Mall, Muncie, IN
6020 E 82Nd Street, Indianapolis, IN
1781 Sw Wanamaker Road, Topeka, KS
Alexandria Mall, Alexandria, LA
4800 Millhaven Road, Monroe, LA
3601 Southern Ave, Shreveport, LA
2950 E Texas St., Bossier City, LA
Hwys 114 & 128, Peabody, MA
Eastfield Mall, Springfield, MA
3191 S Linden Road, Flint, MI
18900 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
14100 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI
1212 S Airport Road W, Traverse City, MI
Shingle Creek Crossing, Brooklyn Ctr, MN
Miller Hill Mall Duluth, MN
250 S County Center Way, St. Louis, MO
#1 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO
1000 Turtle Creek Drive, Hattiesburg, MS
1515 Grand Avenue, Billings, MT
3420 Oak View Drive, Omaha, NE
2800 S Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND
300 Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ
2341 Rt 66, Ocean, NJ
2501 Mt Holly Road, Burlington, NJ
10000 Coors Bypass N.W., Albuquerque, NM
3649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY
2400 Elida Road, Lima, OH
17271 Southpark Center, Strongsville, OH
300 S Hills Village, South Hills, PA
1000 Robinson Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
205 W Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC
3101 N Main Street, Anderson, SC
3400 Empire Mall, Sioux Falls, SD
2931 Knoxville Center Drive, Knoxville, TN
2401 S Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX
1800 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, TX
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, TX
Golden Triangle Mall, Denton, TX
4502 S Steele Street, Tacoma, WA



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