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Sears Chairman’s Hedge Fund Wins Bankruptcy Auction

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ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by Sears chairman Edward Lampert, has prevailed in a bankruptcy auction to save Sears from liquidation, according to a report from Reuters. The bid is valued at more than $5.2 billion and is more ... Read More »

Lowe’s Plans to Hire More Than 65,000 Workers in 2019

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Lowe’s has announced plans to hire more than 65,000 employees in 2019. In a press release, the company says the new hiring initiative will enable it to “improve customer service and product availability.” More than 50,000 of these hires will ... Read More »

As Retail Wages Rise, Companies Seek Higher Efficiency With Tech

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As retailers struggle to fill jobs, a new report from the Associated Press suggests some retailers are raising wages and hoping for more efficient employees. The report says retail workers have seen some of the economy’s best wage gains in ... Read More »

Sears Chairman Proposes $4.4B Offer to Buy Company

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Sears will possibly avoid company liquidation because Sears chairman Edward Lampert proposed to purchase the company for $4.4 billion, according to a report from CNBC. The proposal was formally submitted through an affiliate of ESL Investments, the hedge fund Lampert ... Read More »

Lowe’s Outlines Transformation, Opens New Fulfillment Center

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While meeting with analysts and investors, Lowe’s is solidifying its company priorities and financial goals, the company states in a press release. Describing a “complex retail environment,” Lowe’s president and CEO Marvin R. Ellison says the company is taking steps ... Read More »

Former CEO Makes $4.6B Bid to Save Sears

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ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by former Sears CEO and current chairman Edward Lampert, has presented a plan to keep the company in business and save about 50,000 jobs, the Chicago Tribune reports. The bid “includes about 500 Sears ... Read More »

Lowe’s Ends Smart Home, Renovation Partnerships

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Lowe’s has decided to end its separate initiatives with Alacrity Renovation Services and Iris Smart Home, the company announced in its third-quarter financial report. The company described both endeavors as “non-core activities within its U.S. home improvement business,” and said ... Read More »

Lowe’s Reports Q3 Financials; Plans to Exit Mexico

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In its third-quarter financial results, big-box home improvement retailer Lowe’s reported net earnings of $629 million. The company also announced plans to “exit its Mexico retail operations,” according to a press release. In the second-quarter of 2018, the company reported ... Read More »