January 18, 2012 |
Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. soared amid speculation that the company controlled by hedge fund billionaire Edward Lampert could go private. The shares closed up 9.5% at $36.75 on Tuesday after rising as much as 16%. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company's stock dropped 56% in 2011. Sears' stock dropped last week after CIT Group Inc., a key lender in the retail industry, revealed it would no longer provide loans to suppliers shipping goods to Sears and Kmart, news that sparked questions about Sears' future.
March 23, 2006 |
Minutes after securing final approval for combining Kmart and Sears last year, Edward Lampert pledged to transform the two faded retail icons into "a great company." But he didn't offer any blueprint for how he'd do it. Twelve months later, approaching Friday's anniversary of the unlikely pairing that created Sears Holdings Corp., industry experts are still trying to figure out just what the billionaire chairman has in mind for the struggling store brands.
June 5, 2012 |
CHICAGO - It took a trio of famous sisters - Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian - and their namesake jeans to draw Sajde Kerimi back into Sears. The 29-year-old mother of two usually heads to Nordstrom Rack and H&M to shop, but on a recent weekend Kerimi was in Sears at Woodfield Mall, mulling several pairs of $68 Kardashian jeans. "Normally I wouldn't shop at Sears at all," said Kerimi, who was passing through on her way into the mall. A $38.99 black jumpsuit looked particularly promising.
January 7, 2013 |
Troubled Sears Holdings Corp. said Chief Executive Louis D'Ambrosio is stepping down and will be succeeded by Chairman Edward Lampert. D'Ambrosio is resigning because of "family health matters," effective Feb. 2, the end of the retailer's fiscal year, Sears said Monday. Lampert -- who also is majority shareholder of the company, which controls the Sears and Kmart chains -- will temporarily continue as chairman when he steps into the CEO position. "In light of Lou's decision to step down, the board feels it is important that there is continuity of leadership during this important period of transformation and improvement at Sears," Lampert said in a statement.
November 20, 2007 |
Sears Holdings Corp., the department store company run by investor Edward Lampert, said it bought a 13.7% stake in Restoration Hardware Inc. Sears disclosed the stake in a regulatory filing and said it held talks with company executives regarding a possible business combination. Restoration Hardware, a Corte Madera, Calif.-based home furnishings chain, agreed to be acquired last week by buyout firm Catterton Partners for $267 million.
October 14, 2006 |
Sears Holdings Corp. is opening Lands' End clothing shops inside about 100 of its 870 department stores, the direct merchant's president said. Sears, owner of its namesake stores and Kmart discount chain, bought Lands' End in 2002 with the hope that the sailing-inspired clothing and housewares brand would draw more customers to its stores. But clothing sales at Sears have remained weak, prompting speculation that Sears Chairman Edward Lampert would sell Lands' End.