One chart shows how far Sears has fallen from its status as the world’s largest retailer

Sears, once the world’s largest retailer, had more than 3,500 US stores under its Sears and Kmart banners in 2010. Over the last 10 years, the department-store chain has closed more than 3,000 locations as sales tumbled from $43 billion in 2010 to less than $17 billion in 2017.By February, the company will have 182 stores…

One chart shows how far Sears has fallen from its status as the world’s largest retailer

Sears, once the world’s largest retailer, had more than 3,500 US stores under its Sears and Kmart banners in 2010. Over the last 10 years, the department-store chain has closed more than 3,000 locations as sales tumbled from $43 billion in 2010 to less than $17 billion in 2017.By February, the company will have 182 stores remaining in operation. Sign up for Business Insider’s retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Sears, once the world’s largest retailer, anchored hundreds of shopping malls 10 years ago with more than 3,500 US stores under its Sears and Kmart banners.Now, as Sears enters its 126th holiday shopping season, the company is struggling to stay afloat and some parts of the country are devoid of Sears and Kmart stores for hundreds of miles. Over the last
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