Sears Depletes $200 Million Loan in Latest Sign of Cash Burn

Sears Holdings Corp. drew down the remaining $60 million on a $200 million loan, signaling that the struggling department-store chain is quickly running through cash.

The retailer set up a revised loan on Oct. 4 and borrowed an initial $100 million, according to a filing on Monday. It tapped an additional $40 million on Oct. 18 and then the final $60 million a week later.

The run-up to the holiday season can be a capital-intensive period for retailers, as they amass inventory and ready promotions. Sears announced last week that it was reviving its “wish book” catalog in a bid to build buzz .