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March 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sears, Roebuck & Co. may be working on one last big sale before its merger with Kmart: a sale of Lands' End. According to a report by Women's Wear Daily, a retail trade publication, Sears has put the casual clothing manufacturer up for sale for $1.2 billion. That's $700 million less than it paid three years ago for the Dodgeville, Wis.-based unit, which sells apparel through catalogs, about 30 retail and outlet locations and Sears department stores.
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BUSINESS
October 14, 2006 | From Reuters
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.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2007 | James Dannenberg, Special to The Times
They looked like bison on a bad-hair day. The herd of primeval-looking beasts -- 800-pound musk oxen -- shuffled aimlessly just a hundred feet from where we stood on Alaska's James B. Dalton Highway. With their shaggy coats and curved horns, they looked fierce but were reassuring signs of life on a highway that had few. But my friend Mike Weight and I liked it that way. If you want to get away from it all, the Dalton is the road to take.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2001 | Abigail Goldman
Lands' End Inc. stock rose 6% on unconfirmed reports that a variety of big-name retailers are looking into buying the mail-order clothing company. The company is majority owned by its founder and chairman, Gary C. Comer, 73. Executives at Lands' End could not be reached for comment about a story in Business Week saying that Sears, Roebuck & Co. and several others have been eyeing Dodgeville, Wis.-based firm.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Lands' End Inc. said David Dyer will return to the catalog retailer as president and chief executive, effective immediately, after the unexpected ouster of CEO Michael Smith and another top executive. The retailer said its board asked Smith, 37, and William Ferry, 57, vice chairman of sales, to resign for undisclosed reasons. The changes come after two straight quarters of lower-than-expected earnings because of weak sales.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
Clothing and home accessories retailer Lands' End Inc. said it planned to close a phone center and eliminate 375 full-time and part-time jobs in a companywide restructuring. The jobs will be cut at the Cross Plains, Wis., call center, which is closing in June, and at the Dodgeville, Wis., headquarters. Lands' End is owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co., which is in the process of combining with Kmart Holding Corp. Sears shares fell $1.29 to $49.60 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Lands' End Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter profit missed some estimates and the Internet and catalog retailer left this year's forecast unchanged. Net income in the quarter ended Feb. 1 rose 44% to $45.9 million, or $1.51 a share, from $31.8 million, or $1.07, a year earlier, Lands' End said. Analysts' average estimate was $1.52, according to Thomson Financial/First Call. Sales rose 11% to $596 million in the quarter, which had an extra week than the year-earlier period, the Dodgeville, Wis.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2001 | Reuters
Lands' End Inc. surprised Wall Street by posting a significant rise in first-quarter profit and announcing it expects earnings to grow by at least 20% for the full year. The Dodgeville, Wis.-based catalog retailer, known for its preppie-style casual apparel, said net income for the quarter ended April 27 was $5.9 million, or 20 cents a share, substantially higher than analysts' consensus estimate of 2 cents. Lands' End posted a profit of $292,000, or 1 cent, in the year-earlier period.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Lands' End Inc. said its November sales fell 18%, far more than expected, because of a cutback in catalog mailings and weak demand for cold-weather clothing. The news sent its shares down nearly 25%. The retailer, which warned last month that its fourth-quarter sales would decline because of the catalog cuts, also said it was hurt by the shifting of a clearance catalog to the third quarter of this year from the fourth quarter of 1998.
MAGAZINE
May 6, 2007
Your Men's Fashion issue (April 15) must have caused a stampede among your multimillionaire readers to Beverly Hills to purchase all those great bargains before they sell out. Costco and Lands' End never looked better to me. Stanley Friedman Pacific Palisades
BUSINESS
October 14, 2006 | From Reuters
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gary C. Comer, who founded the Lands' End sailing equipment supplier and turned it into a successful mail-order clothing business, died of prostate cancer Wednesday in Chicago. He was 78. An indifferent student growing up on Chicago's South Side, Gary Campbell Comer learned to sail as a young man. He became a world-class sailor, winning a number of competitions, including the North American Championship in 1959 and a bronze medal in the Pan American Games the same year.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2006 | From Reuters
Sears Holdings Corp. said Tuesday that Vice Chairman Alan Lacy, who led Sears, Roebuck & Co. through the purchase of Lands' End, the sale of its credit card business and the chain's sale to Kmart, is leaving the company, effective July 29. Lacy was replaced as chief executive last fall, and was widely expected to step down as vice chairman sometime in July.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sears, Roebuck & Co. may be working on one last big sale before its merger with Kmart: a sale of Lands' End. According to a report by Women's Wear Daily, a retail trade publication, Sears has put the casual clothing manufacturer up for sale for $1.2 billion. That's $700 million less than it paid three years ago for the Dodgeville, Wis.-based unit, which sells apparel through catalogs, about 30 retail and outlet locations and Sears department stores.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
Clothing and home accessories retailer Lands' End Inc. said it planned to close a phone center and eliminate 375 full-time and part-time jobs in a companywide restructuring. The jobs will be cut at the Cross Plains, Wis., call center, which is closing in June, and at the Dodgeville, Wis., headquarters. Lands' End is owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co., which is in the process of combining with Kmart Holding Corp. Sears shares fell $1.29 to $49.60 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Lands' End Inc. said it will cut 94 employees, or about 11% of its salaried staff, and liquidate its Willis & Geiger outdoor clothing catalog to reduce costs. Dodgeville, Wis.-based Lands' End also said it will close three of its 19 outlet stores, none in California, as it focuses on selling its casual clothing through catalogs and the Internet. The moves will result in an unspecified charge in the fiscal fourth quarter. Lands' End shares closed up $2 to $27.06 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s fourth-quarter profit jumped 72% as purchases of Lands' End merchandise boosted sales and the largest U.S. department store chain had a gain from the sale of assets. Net income climbed to $848 million, or $2.67 a share, from $494 million, or $1.52, a year earlier, Sears said. Revenue rose 2.4% to $12.5 billion, though sales at stores open at least a year dropped 7.3%. Shares of Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears rose $1.83 to $28.53 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sears, Roebuck & Co., which has successfully sold its tools and appliances on the Web, is counting on having the same magic with bedspreads and sweaters, thanks in part to expertise gained by its purchase of Lands' End Inc. The venture by the Hoffman Estates, Ill., retailer into online sales of home furnishings and apparel, which officially launches today, may be considered late.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A small plane trying an emergency landing crashed into the dry Santa Ana River in an unincorporated area north of Norco, killing one person and igniting a 5-acre brush fire that was quickly contained, said Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Joanne Evans. The crash occurred at 3:43 p.m., shortly after the plane took off from Corona. The pilot reported an on-board fire and said he would try to land at Chino airport, authorities said. The plane was headed to Oakland.
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