Who needs a new pair of jeans when there’s TV watching to be done? The demands of shoppers has led to Sears dropping clothing from 10 of its stores in order to fit in more mattresses and recliners.
“We will be offering more products in categories for which shoppers have asked for a larger assortment,” said Chris Brathwaite, a Sears spokesman, in an email statement via the Associated Press. “The reallocation was undertaken to address the specific needs of local customers in a very limited number of doors,” he added.
There’s no plan to spread that plan beyond the 10 stores included now. Those are spread out geographically and are only a small part of Sears’ 900 stores. If you are jonesing for that leopard print jumpsuit from the Kardashian Kollection, clothing will still be offered online for those customers without apparel in their local store. Whew.
Sears had a downer of a holiday season, announcing that they’d be closing 100 to 120 stores, as well as more recently, revealing they’ll be spinning off their Hometown and Outlet stores.
“We are taking immediate actions to address our fourth-quarter performance,” said Lou D’Ambrosio, Sears’ CEO and president, in a statement last month.
Sears to shed clothing in 10 department stores [Associated Press]