Sears in Sumter among 79 in U.S. to be shuttered


NEW YORK -- A full-service Sears on Board Street in Sumter was the only South Carolina store named on a partial list of locations that the retailer's owner plans to close. The list of 79 affected stores was released Thursday. No closing date was given.

Sears Holdings Inc. said this week it plans to shutter between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart locations nationwide. A typical store included on Thursday's list has between 40 and 80 employees, Sears Holdings said. More closings will be announced at an undisclosed date.