Sears Avoids Bankruptcy To Keep 400 Stores Open For Its 134 Remaining Customers
Once the giant of retail stores, Sears has hit some hard times. As consumers have moved to online purchases, retailers have struggled to keep up. Over the last few years Sears has struggled to make ends meet. Recently they avoided bankruptcy and will be able to keep 400 stores open across the nation.
This comes as great news to the 134 loyal fans who walk the empty aisles at Sears stores every weekday. The average Sears store employs around 115 workers. So there are 3 stores per customer, and 325 employees per customer. That worker to customer ratio has certainly solidified loyalty.
Sears cashier Linda Klonger reveals, “Our customers are the sweetest. It is an older couple. They will come in, pick up an item, and gladly pay twice what they would on Amazon. I think part of it is the fact that they get to shop with the whole store to themselves. It is a more personalized experience.”
That couple, Mr. and Mrs. Hinkins admit, “It is just nicer to come in here once or twice a day. We can park close to the doors every time. And when we get in here, it is empty and quiet. Why would we want to fight the millions of people online when we can stroll through Sears all by our lonesome?”
To celebrate the retention of these 400 stores, Sears will be running a sale on tumbleweed.