For Amazon and Sears, retail innovation has not been an overnight undertaking. Long before the companies made their marks on retail history, Sears got its start along Minnesota railroad tracks. Amazon began its global ascent from Jeff Bezos’ garage in Seattle.
Take a moment to learn more about each company’s founding and the events through the years that contributed to their subsequent stumbles and monetary milestones. For more information on the two companies, read the March 2019 article in Hardware Retailing.