Low-cost retailer will beef up inspections and take other measures as part of settlement
Retailer Kmart will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement new product inspection measures as part of a settlement with the state Division of Consumer Affairs, officials announced Friday. The big box store had been found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, the state agency said in a prepared statement. During inspections, inspectors found 257 packages of infant formula, as well as non-prescription medications, that were between nine months to 29 months past the expiration date, but still available for purchase on the shelves at 19 stores in 13 counties. Those stores include the Belleville location…
Struggling Retailer Announces Plans to Close At Least 100 Stores; No Word on Whether This Effects Essex County.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Earlier today, long-struggling retailer Sears Holding Corp. announced it will close between 100-120 stores nationwide in its latest attempt to make itself profitable, according to The Huffington Post. There is no word whether any local stores will close, although the retailer said a final list will be posted upon completion at searsmedia.com. This news could impact several Sears Holding Corp. stores in Essex County, including Kmart stores in Belleville and West Orange, Sears stores at the Livingston Mall and in West Caldwell, and the Sears Essentials in West Orange. However, with the growth of Target and Walmart in recent years, would you miss your local Kmart and/or Sears stores if they closed? Take our poll below. And, as always, weigh …