Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Retail Is Dead: Last Traditional Kansas City Sears Store Closing In Meth Town

Sears & Kmart are closing more stores because po'folk know how to use the Internets as well . . . Here's a glimpse at the death rattle of the American department store . . . Checkit:

Sears in Independence closing in late October.

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV/CNN) -- The Sears store in Independence will be closing in October as the company continues to struggle after emerging from bankruptcy. The parent company of Sears and Kmart, called Transform Co., said Wednesday that it has "faced a number of challenges returning our stores to sustainable levels of productivity.


Anonymous said...

It's not just Sears it's the entire Independence Center that will close shortly after. Can anyone guess why?

Anonymous said...

No Maude we can’t because we’re better than you.

Anonymous said...

People prefer buying cheap made in china junk delivered by a amazon slave.

Quality Made in America goods are very hard to find anymore.

Grip Madlock said...

Ummmm,rhymes with chiggers?

Anonymous said...

More closings and job loses.

So much winning.

That MAGA economy is just killing it.

Anonymous said...

Blame Trump for Amazon? Did the lobotomy hurt?

Anonymous said...

It's not the internets that closed Sears, it's stuff walking out of the store in peoples' pockets.

Anonymous said...

Shrinkage is terrible. Horrible.

Anonymous said...

^^^ So is the level of cleanliness and maintenance in the Independence Center as a whole.

Damn place looks like the Landing.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:46, you bein' RAYCISS!
it's pronounced CHEE-GROWS!

Anonymous said...

I saw a Democrat on TV say he knew of NO accomplishments of Trump

Anonymous said...

4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
Unemployment claims at 50 year low
African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.
Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.

American Income
Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.


ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.

Anonymous said...

People who are screwed come next election:

1. Democrats
2. Newspapers
3. Liberals

(Pardon the redundancy)

Most people will ask themselves the quintessential:

“Am I better off than I was 4 years ago?”

Trump by a landslide in 2020!

Anonymous said...

Fake news and stats 8:44. Trump told us so. Government numbers are phony. Most of what you cited are trends from the Obama expansion that started in 2009.

In the real world, nearly 95 million people are not in the workforce. GDP is limping along at 2%. People are living paycheck to paycheck. Debt and delinquencies are up. The agriculture community has was killed with Trump's taxes and bankruptcies are highest in a decade. S&P 500 was down 6% last year. The Fed is cutting rates to head off a recession.

Retro ROCKER said...

11:37 you are Right .Don't tell anyone until after the Election. You may just get a Socialist Elected, and talk about a DEPRESSION.