Kmart to Close Store in Anaheim, 3 Others in California

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Shoppers enter and exit a Kmart store in Rosemead on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2015. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kmart will close four stores in California in March and April, a company spokesman said Wednesday amid reports of a number of other Kmart closures across the nation.

The Kmart on Katella Avenue West in Anaheim will close in mid-March and will begin its liquidation sale Thursday, and stores in Chula Vista, Citrus Heights and San Mateo will close in April, according to Sears Holdings Corp. spokesman Howard Riefs. A total of 407 employees will be affected.

“Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce ongoing expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model,” Riefs said in an email.

He added that eligible employees will receive severance and will be able to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.

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