Pottstown, Upper Darby Sears stores to close

    Two Sears stores in Upper Darby and Pottstown are set to close the doors for good, the company announced this week.

    The company says the decision to shut down 100 of its 120 Kmart and Sears stores was the result of lower sales and an overall poor performance.

    “Given our performance and the difficult economic environment, especially for big-ticket items, we intend to implement a series of actions to reduce on-going expenses…” the company said in a statement this week.

    The only two stores set to close in Pennsylvania include the Upper Darby Sears store on 69th Street and the Pottstown Sears store on West Schulykill Road.

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    After announcing its decision on Tuesday, Sears Holdings, which operates both Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., released its first list of Kmart and Sears stores to be closed.

    The company has not yet announced when the stores will close the doors.

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