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    In 1886, Richard Sears was working as a train station agent in North Redwood, Minnesota. During his free time, he would sell odds and ends to locals in order to make extra cash. One day, he stumbled upon a jeweler who had received an incorrect shipment of watches and offered to buy them off him. Richard sold them, made profit, and ordered a new batch for resale. This is when Richard created Sears which at the time was called R.W. Sears Watch Company. R.W. Sears Watch Company began as a mail order retailer for jewelry and watches. Richard was the president and Alvah Roebuck, an expert in creating watches, was the vice president. The company did relatively well in its beginning years, but the partners had bigger plans to conquer the American…

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    Under the Sears Holding Company, Kmart’s first strategy is to create enduring connections with its customers by enabling them to control their lives. The second strategy is to be the best in output with minimum time and effort. Kmart’s third strategy is to build its distinctiveness in the market through its brand. The fourth strategy is to constantly recreate itself through technology and introducing new ways of doing business. The fifth and last strategy is to bolster the Sears Holding…

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    program from the mission to the merchandise of the store. Employees at the management level are trained to look for ways to help veteran, homeless and low income. Conversation held with their staff show they have found ways to impart their vision and mission to their employee. Becoming a force in a major issue in our society would help establish a better name Sears has not had much opportunity to really give much to the community because they have been in the red in profit earning for a…

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    Sears Case Study Solution

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    Structure Recommendations Sears has an internal issue that is forcing experience and talent to seek employment with other organizations. Their current leadership including the CEO is under investigation on whether Sears and/or its officers and directors violated state or federal securities laws. This was due to the $400 million loan from ESL Investments, which is owned by CEO Edward Lampert (Kahn, 2015). The CEO is also an area of concern. Sears has a multitude of assets, since he has taken…

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    In my opinion I choose Eddie Lampert, Chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings is the worst CEO in the recent history Eddie Lampert is one of those CEO about whom none of us even bother to talk about anymore. For three consecutive years he has been on the worst CEO list. He is the man who engineered the disastrous merger between Sears and Kmart that continues to unravel two formerly great American brands. The company is still shrinking, accumalating record losses and disappointing investors. There…

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    Sears Holdings “textbook” mission statement highlights their lack of positioning and generic approach to marketing their business. The mission statement reads, "We are committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships." Even with many locations closing, Sears Holdings still has an expanse of physical locations, including both Sears stores and Kmart stores. Both divisions of Sears…

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    Why Did Sears Fail

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    Why Sears Canada Failed? Sears was once considered as Canada’s largest growing and most successful departmental store.But now it’s on peak of closing its stores.Nearly 16000 people are worried as they are going to lose their jobs. The worse decline of Sears is going to be a great example in a history how even a successful business or great companies lose their importance.Millennials might have thought it would remain number 1 forever and no other competitor will compete it ever, but , the…

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    Sears Holdings “textbook” mission statement highlights their lack of positioning and generic approach to marketing the company. The mission statement reads, "We are committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships." This mission is shared by both Sears and Kmart. The lackluster mission statement seems to reflect little about the company, but Sears Holdings executives aren’t giving up…

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    Sears Case Study Essay

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    Point 3 Sears in the Organizational Life-Cycle Sears was originally founded in 1893. By the mid to late 1900’s, it had already grown into a retail powerhouse. Sears was often referred to as the Amazon.com or Walmart of U.S. Merchandising at its peak. During its growth phase, Sears helped create the modern day shopping malls in the 1950’s by helping developers build retail centers that would grow in popularity all across the country. In doing all of this Sears lost even more of their…

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    Sears

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    History of Sears Sears department stores were founded in 1886 by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck. Richard Sears was a railroad station agent from Minnesota and Alvah Roebuck was a watchmaker in Indiana. It all started in North Redwood, Minnesota, when Sears received from an impressive shipment of watches. These watches where not wanted by the local jeweler. Sears purchased the watches and then, sold them for a rewarding profit. He realized the potential for this market and soon…

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