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A Review of Appliance Trends

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According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute, 44 percent of appliance purchases went to big-box stores when they were in the market for a new large appliance. While those sales represent a significant segment of the …

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Sears Plans to Close 96 Stores

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Transform Holdco, the owner of Sears and Kmart locations, has announced plans to shutter nearly one-third of its remaining locations, according to a report from The Washington Post. In all, 96 locations will close, leaving the once-venerable retail chain with …

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Former Sears CEO to Buy Sears Hometown, Outlet Stores

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Edward Lampert, former Sears CEO, has reached a $21 million deal to unite Sears Hometown stores with Sears and Kmart, The Wall Street Journal reports. Transform Holdco LLC, a company whose majority owner is ESL Investments, a hedge fund overseen …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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