Brostocks has reported extensively on the demise of Sears, particularly over the last few years since Sears Holdings declared bankruptcy in 2018. Since Sears reemerged under the new Transformco company, it dabbled briefly with smaller format Sears Home & Life stores that opened in 2019 which eventually all closed by 2023. Transformco reacquired, out of … Continue reading A Strange Twist: Is Sears actually reopening stores in 2023?
The Westwood Kmart, located at 700 Broadway in Westwood, New Jersey in the northern part of the state opened in the Fall of 1982. The early 80’s was a bit of a heyday for Kmart as they were the second largest retailer in the United States with once around 2,400 stores, second only to Sears. … Continue reading Kmart, Westwood Plaza, Westwood, New Jersey (one of three in lower 48 USA)
This list was initially compiled in May 2020 utilizing Kmart's online store directory and then doing research through various news reports, phone calls to stores and message boards to verify the number of stores remaining open. We stand by the accuracy of this list recently cited in Forbes. Is Kmart Bankrupt? Does Kmart still exist? … Continue reading How many Kmarts are left in the United States?
Update: This store closed permanently on May 28, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWGHP4t7PU A video with some footage of our April 2021 visit to Sears in Greensboro, NC. This piece is the second in our series from visiting various remaining open Sears locations across the United States. We started with Frederick, Maryland and now we go south. The … Continue reading Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include the typically owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As we noted … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
The Sears in the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida is one of only three remaining Sears stores in the state of Florida. With three remaining full line Sears stores, Florida is the state with the second most Sears stores remaining, second to only California with four. When we visited the Orlando, Florida Sears in April … Continue reading Sears, The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida.
We are back after a holiday break and with another week that has not disappointed! Sam Bankman-Fried begins a stunning media apology tour. Musk and Cook squash the beef. The US Labor Market remains stubbornly strong...and now you can get a card to McDonald's for life?! Stocks & Economy November Employment Report Shows U.S. Economy … Continue reading Sam Bankman-Fried Apology Tour. Musk and Cook squash the beef…and free McDonald’s for life? – BroStocks Weekly Roundup – 12/2/2022
UPDATE: On December 13, 2022 it was announced that the Sears in Frederick, Maryland will soon liquidate and close permanently.One thing you can count on from the mainstream media every holiday season is a headline expressing awe that there are some Sears stores still in existence and speculation that this year could finally be the … Continue reading Sears on Black Friday in 2022
Welcome to another BroStocks Friday newsletter! We explore...could Twitter really be on the ropes? More FTX fallout. A blogger visits an eerie abandoned NYC Trump Tower, and what Jeff Bezos thinks you should do with your family finances. Stocks & Economy Musk’s ‘Hardcore’ Ultimatum Sparks Exodus, Leaving Twitter at Risk(Bloomberg)Coming out of a pandemic where … Continue reading Twitter on the ropes? FTX’s wild management. Warren Buffett’s 11 winning stocks, and Trump Tower NYC in 2022 – BroStocks Weekly Roundup – 11/18/2022
Welcome to another BroStocks Friday newsletter! The wild fall of FTX dominated our newsfeeds, another crazy week of Elon Musk Twitter madness, and a potential rally after inflation eases? Stocks & Economy Dow Jones Soars 1,200 Points On Inflation Report: Why The Market Rally Has Room To Run(Investor's Business Daily) A cool down in the new … Continue reading The FTX crypto crash, CPI inflation cool down leads to market bump, mortgage interest rates fall – BroStocks Weekly Roundup – 11/11/2022