Number of Sears stores in the United States 2011-2017, by type

Sears Domestic operated about 547 full-line stores throughout the Unites States in 2017. Sears Holdings is an American retailer, which operates through two well-known retail brands, Kmart and Sears. Sears Holdings has a significant number of Kmart and Sears Domestic stores in operation around the world.

What is the Sears Holdings Corporation made up of?

Sears Holdings run Kmart and Sears Domestic stores around the world, however most of the corporation’s business takes place in its domestic market of the United States. Sears, Roebuck and Company, more commonly known as Sears or Sears Domestic, is a chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1893. Kmart is an American big box department store chain which was incorporated in 1899 as S. S. Kresge Corporation, and later renamed to Kmart Corporation in 1977.

How much revenue does Sears Holdings’ generate?

Sears Holdings generated a global revenue amounting to about 16.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. The company’s revenues have steadily declined since 2006, when the company had a revenue of over 53 billion U.S. dollars. Even though the company’s revenues have declined substantially in recent years, Sears remains one of the leading retailers in the United States. Sears Holdings sells a wide range of goods in retail stores and online. The majority of Sears’ sales come from hardlines, such as appliances and consumer electronics. Although the company generates billions of U.S. dollars in annual revenue, it has suffered a net loss from operations in each of the past years.

Sears number of stores in the United States from 2011 to 2017, by type

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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* 2014 included 709 Full-line stores and 8 Sears Essentials/Grand stores.

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