Chicago-based Sears is announcing its second round of stores in 2018, as it expands its online department store offerings.
The Sears Holdings Corporation said Thursday that it would open a total of 1,907 stores in the U.S. and Canada in the coming year, including the stores in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Sacramento and St. Louis.
The company also plans to open one or more new stores in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.
The first two Sears stores will open in the fall of 2018, followed by the final two Sears store openings in 2021.
The retailer’s first new store in Chicago was a flagship store in the Chicago Tribune building on May 13, 2018, where it is slated to open this fall.
The company said at the time that the stores would open in two phases: in phases 1 and 2.
The first phase will be located in the historic Midway district, the company said.
The Sears stores have been expanding online in an effort to keep up with rising consumer interest in their online offerings.
A second phase will begin in 2020 in the South End neighborhood in the Loop and will feature two to three stores per block, according to the company.
The second phase is expected to open at the end of 2021.
Sears, which is owned by American International Group Inc., is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world, with sales of more than $2.8 trillion last year.