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Sears Sues Former CEO Edward Lampert

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Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former CEO and the hedge fund he manages for allegedly funneling $2 billion in assets from the retailer, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sears claims that Edward Lampert, the company’s former CEO, “systemically picked ... Read More »

Sears Launches New Marketing, Small-Format Stores

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As Sears emerges from bankruptcy, the company is launching a new advertising campaign and investing in small-format stores to win back customers, according to the Chicago Tribune. In February, Sears emerged from bankruptcy after a judge approved the sale of ... Read More »

Sears and Amazon: Retail Innovation at a Glance

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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 ... Read More »

Sears Emerges From Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Sears will live to sell another day, CNN reports. After reviewing a $5.2B bid to save the company, bankruptcy court judge Robert Drain approved the sale of most of Sears’ assets to ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by Edward ... Read More »

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 »

Chairman Prepares Revised Bid to Save Sears

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Edward Lampert, chairman and former CEO of Sears, has announced a new $5 billion plan to save the company, according to a report from Reuters. Lampert’s revised offer will be reviewed by Sears at a Jan. 14 bankruptcy auction. The ... 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 »

Sears Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Plans to Close 142 Stores

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Sears Holdings Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to close another 142 stores. Edward Lampert will also vacate his position as the company’s CEO immediately, reports the Chicago Tribune. Three executives will fulfill Lampert’s duties as CEO, according ... Read More »