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Q1 Loss Up at Sears; Company Closes Stores

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings said its first-quarter net loss totaled $402 million, compared to $279 million last year, and added that it has closed about 80 underperforming stores this year and may close more during the remainder of the year. Edward Lampert, chairman and CEO of the Sears/Kmart parent, said the first quarter reflected theMore »

Sears to Explore Sale of Sears Canada

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings said it is considering a possible sale of its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada or a potential sale of Sears Canada as a whole, along with other strategic alternatives. The company said it intends to hire an investment banking firm to explore all of the alternatives. Meanwhile, Sears Canada’s boardMore »

Sears Garners $500M in Lands’ End Spinoff, Names New Supply Chief

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-With the closing of its spinoff of the Lands’ End business on April 4, Sears Holdings received gross proceeds of $500 million. The proceeds consisted of a cash dividend paid by Land’s End to a Sears Holdings subsidiary prior to its spinoff. In the deal, Sears Holdings distributed about 32 million shares ofMore »

Sears Board Approves Lands’ End Spinoff

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Sears Holdings’ board of directors has voted to spin off the Lands’ End business. The Sears/Kmart parent will distribute all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Lands’ End on a pro rata basis to holders of Sears Holdings common stock, according to a company statement. The distribution is expected to beMore »

Sears Slims Q4 Loss; Fiscal-Year Loss Increases

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings said its fourth-quarter net loss fell from $489 million last year to $358 million in this year’s quarter. Meanwhile, the company’s net loss for the fiscal year ending on Feb. 1 rose from $930 million to $1.4 billion. Edward Lampert, Sears Holdings’ chairman and CEO, said the company’s results continue toMore »

Jerry’s Kids

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I loved the old Jerry Lewis movies when I was a child (not so much as an adult). Mostly forgotten, one of the films featured Lewis slapsticking and mugging his way through his duties as an employee at the fictional Tuttle Department Store. The movie was called “Who’s Minding the Store?”, a phrase that hasMore »

Sears Same-Store Sales Dive in Q4

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Same-store sales for Sears Holdings were down 7.4 percent for the fourth quarter through Jan. 6, according to a preliminary statement about the quarter from the parent of Sears and Kmart. The falloff included a 9.2 percent drop in same-store sales from Sears domestic stores and a decrease of 5.7 percent from KmartMore »

Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »