Sears is quietly closing at least 40 stores in 24 states, in addition to the 166 stores that the company previously said it would close this year.
Most of the stores on the new list will close in July and August.
Sears has not publicly announced many of the store closings slated for this summer. Business Insider confirmed the list of closing stores based on information from multiple Sears employees and local news reports.
Sears spokesman Howard Riefs told Business Insider last month that some employees at closing stores would be eligible for severance.