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Sears exits the State St. retail landscape

Sears announced Tuesday they will close their flagship store on State St. in April. The chain has struggled with sales in recent years, as more consumers have moved online to shop. Sears is responding to these needs by offering more opportunities for buying in a more mobile world, but that doesn’t bode well for shoppers who head to the brick and mortar stores to get appliances, tools, or household needs, among other items. Retail consultant James Dion explains what this latest move means for the retail landscape in Chicago and across the country. Photo: Flickr/Holcombe of Hidalgo

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