The number of Sears and Kmart stores that remain in business could be more than 10% less than the last numbers issued by their parent company, Transformco. What’s more, a large percentage of Sears stores have not reopened following the coronavirus shutdown. Given the company’s previous aggressive policy of closing stores it raises the question of whether it has plans to permanently shut down those locations. Using information supplied by the Sears.com website, Google Maps searches of all 50 states (as well as U.S. territories) and phone calls to all locations indicated on the map search, research found 118 Sears stores that appear to be remaining in business, at least to the point where their phones are being answered by automatic answering systems. Read more at Forbes.