Three Michigan Kmart locations included in 28 announced closures

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 13:53:39-04

Sears Holdings Corporation announced on Thursday that it would close 28 Kmart locations. Three of those locations are in Michigan, including Shelby Township, Bay City and Sandusky.

The company justified the closures by saying they continue to transform their business model so the physical store footprint and digital capabilities will match the needs and preferences of members.

"We are making progress on the strategic priorities we outlined earlier this year and remain focused on returning our company to profitability," said Edward Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings.

In July, the company announced an agreement with Amazon to launch Kenmore products on the website, hoping to improve brand performance.

The stores in Michigan will close in mid-November. Eligible associates impacted by the store closures will receive severance and may apply for open positions at area Kmart or Sears stores.