Thousands losing jobs at Sears

Industry experts are calling it part of the demise of the department store chain. Sears Canada is closing 59 stores and slashing 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring plan.

Sears locations in Halifax, Dartmouth and Truro are among those set to close.

Marketing experts says many department stores lost touch and stopped responding to the needs of consumers years ago as moe and more people shop online.