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Sears Holdings reports quarter-to-date domestic SSS down 1.8%

Sears Domestic comparable store sales for the period were up 0.5%, and Kmart comparable store sales were down 3.8%. Total domestic comparable store sales for the nine-week period ending December 29 declined 1.8% due to sales declines in the consumer electronics category at both Sears and Kmart. Excluding the consumer electronics category, total comparable stores sales fell 0.2%, with Sears Domestic increasing 2.4% and Kmart decreasing 2.4%.