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Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

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    Kmart chief's moves may mean merger with Sears

    Kmart chief's moves may mean merger with Sears
    An investor tied to both Sears, Roebuck and Co. and rival Kmart Holding Corp. may move to significantly increase his stake in Sears and possibly propose to merge the two struggling companies, a key source close to the negotiations said late Tuesday. An...
  • Bonus bargain for Sears chief

    By most measures, Sears Chief Executive Alan Lacy got a crummy report card last year. Sales at Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores fell every month in 2002, sometimes by double digits. The company's lucrative credit card business stumbled again, and Sears'...
  • Pension fund adds Sears to its targets

    The nation's largest public pension fund has issues with how the country's largest department store governs itself. The California Public Employees' Retirement System will withhold votes for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Chief Executive Alan Lacy and three...
  • REIT's move may have spurred Lampert to act

    Vornado Realty Trust's unexpected disclosure that it had acquired a significant stake in Sears, Roebuck and Co. may have kick-started investor Edward Lampert's plan to merge the company with his Kmart Holding Corp. "Vornado's purchase stimulated activity...
  • Kmart snaps up Sears for $11 billion

    In a bold move that shakes up one of Chicago's most enduring business icons, Kmart Holding Corp. pounced on Sears, Roebuck and Co. Wednesday in a merger valued at $11 billion. The new company, which will be called Sears Holdings Corp., will become the...
  • Mixing famous lines could weaken brands

    Will Martha Stewart be wearing a Lands' End cardigan in the Kmart stores of the future? Not likely, say several retail observers. Of all the exclusive Sears, Roebuck and Co. brands that could end up in Kmart stores after the retailers merge, the...
  • Investor with big stakes plans to drive turnaround

    When Alan Lacy took charge at Sears, Roebuck and Co. four years ago, he called his top executives to a meeting to talk strategy. A series of slides laid out Sears' plight--falling sales, a drooping stock price, ineffective marketing and high costs....
  • Will bigger be better?

    Kmart Corp.'s cheeky proposal to acquire Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion may be wowing Wall Street, but it doesn't do anything to fix the serious problems afflicting two of the country's largest retailers, retail and business strategy experts say....
  • 'Mean Girls' latest Sears fashion stabber

    For the second time this year, Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s fashion sensibility is a punch line in a major motion picture. This time it's "Mean Girls," starring Lindsay Lohan, that's picking on the Hoffman Estates-based department store chain. Earlier this...
  • Apparel mistakes look bad for Sears

    In its first full quarter as a pure retailer, Sears, Roebuck and Co. stumbled, posting a loss and conceding that falling clothing sales were largely self-inflicted wounds. The Hoffman Estates-based retailer's results were in line with guidance it gave to...
  • Sears pares management lineup

    As part of a wide-ranging restructuring, Sears, Roebuck and Co. trimmed its executive suite and raised the possibility that additional jobs could be lost or outsourced at the Hoffman Estates-based department store chain. Sears Chief Executive Alan Lacy...