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Sears Canada Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Sears Canada

Sears Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to a company report released Thursday. Over the past 18 months, Sears has taken on restructuring initiatives, including developing technology systems, redefining its brand positioning and updating its product assortment, according to the company. As ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Acquires Another Big-Box Executive

Lisa Doyle

Ace Hardware has announced a second big-box home improvement executive hire this week, recruiting Lisa Doyle from Lowe’s to serve as its new head of retail training. Doyle previously was vice president of learning and development at Lowe’s, according to a June 22 statement from ... Read More »

Even More Closures Mean Sears Store Count Will Drop 20 Percent

Sears Holdings

The number of stores Sears Holdings is closing has risen to 265, Business Insider reports June 22. That new total is nearly 20 percent of the 1,405 stores Sears reported it was operating as of Jan. 28, which was the close of the ... Read More »

Former Home Depot Exec Takes VP Post at Ace Hardware

John Sommers

Ace Hardware Corp. has hired former Home Depot executive John Sommers Jr. to serve as the co-op’s vice president of merchandising. Sommers, who starts with Ace on July 10, is a 23-year veteran of Home Depot and has worked in a variety of positions in ... Read More »

Sears Canada Suggests ‘Significant Doubt’ About Future

Sears Canada

Sears Canada may be following in the footsteps of its former U.S. parent company, Sears Holdings. The Canadian company says it has “significant doubt” of its ability to continue operations, according to CNN. Sears Holdings used similar language regarding its ability to stay ... Read More »

Sears Cuts 400 Jobs, Loses 3 Executives

sears

As part of its restructuring plan to cut $1.25 billion from its expenditures in fiscal year 2017, Sears Holdings Corp. is cutting 400 positions from its headquarters and field operations, the company reports. At the start of the fiscal year, ... Read More »

Lowe’s Lays Off About 125 Tech Employees

Lowe's

Lowe’s has laid off approximately 125 of its corporate technology employees and will move many of their positions to Bangalore, India, according to The Charlotte Observer. These layoffs are the latest of many staff cuts for Lowe’s, which has eliminated about ... Read More »

Sears to Close 72 More Stores

Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. announced internally Tuesday that it would close 72 additional retail locations by September, according to Business Insider. The closures are in addition to the 180 stores the retailer has shuttered since the beginning of the year. Included in ... Read More »