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Sears, Wal*Mart Portrait Studios Abruptly Close Up Shop

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A financially troubled St. Louis-based company is abruptly shuttering its more than 2,000 portrait studios that are found nationwide in locations such as Walmart and Sears stores. 

CPI Corp. said in a two-paragraph statement on its website that it's saddened by the announcement and that it is trying to fulfill as many customer orders as possible. It urges customers with questions to contact their local store. 

The Associated Press left messages with CPI seeking comment early Friday. 

CPI has struggled in recent years as the popularity of digital photography cut into its sales. 

The company last month announced in a federal securities filing that it has received a fourth forbearance agreement from its lenders, and that it had until Saturday to meet its loan obligations.

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