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Sears Canada reports loss as revenue slides 12%

Sears Canada reports loss as revenue slides 12%

Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc. reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline.

Same-store sales fell 6.8 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. Same-store sales at Sears's home and hardlines business dropped 9.3 percent.

The company blamed the slump partly on a relatively cold spring.

Total revenue fell 12 percent to C$845.8 million, said Sears Canada, whose sales have declined for six straight years.

The company, which traces its Canadian roots back to the early 1950s, has lost market share to aggressive U.S. rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp.

It has eliminated about 3,000 positions since...