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Camden Kmart to close this summer
Camdens Kmart will close by the end of July, the only Kmart in South Carolina among the 68 stores nationwide its parent company, Sears Holding, is closing. A liquidation sale will begin May 12. Kmart opened in Camden in the early 1990s on West DeKalb Street on property which has never been annexed into the city of Camden. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Sears Holding will close its Kmart store on West DeKalb Street in Camden in late July. Eligible employees will receive severance pay and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other area Kmart and Sears stores, according to a press release issued Thursday. “We are committed to treating these associates with respect and compassion during this process,” Sears Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert said in the press release The Camden Kmart is among 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores the company is closing as part of Sears Holdings’ decision to “accelerate its transformation and its return to profitability.”