Companies renew efforts for minority dollars

...forgotten inner city. Mr. Glass, a retired Oakland resident, didn't get very far before finding something new - a Sears, Roebuck and Co. store, the first this town has seen since the retailer pulled out in 1993. "It seems like they're investing...

Homes are objects of her affection

...cadence of a grange hall auctioneer, Laurie Flori jabs a finger at each house on her street, every one ordered from Sears, Roebuck and Co. "That's a Carlin," she pronounces. "That's a Whitehall. That's a Warrenton. That's a Lebanon...

True Value ready to fight big-box rivals

...company until last June, when she was replaced with Heidemann, an industry veteran. Heidemann spent 36 years with Sears, Roebuck and Co. before retiring in 2003, overseeing at various times its hardware, tools and paint, and lawn and garden businesses...

Sears sees poor sales, $58 million in profits

...share, down from $150 million, or 93 cents per share, for Sears and Kmart combined a year ago. Kmart acquired Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $12.3 billion and renamed the enlarged retailer Sears Holdings. Adjusting for the effects of the merger...

Thousands of serious shoppers keep tradition

...coveted, limited-quantity bargains. Bigger than last year: Major retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and Macy's estimated they drew bigger crowds for the official holiday season launch compared with last year...

T's with 'tude

...world that they look at things with a more jaundiced eye than their parents." At Woodfield, both Claire's and Sears, Roebuck and Co. are Happy Bunny central. Claire's has a display featuring the rabbit's accessories, including notebooks...

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity

...according to "Prefab." Among its best-known incarnations was the House by Mail, sold to nearly 100,000 Sears, Roebuck and Co. customers from 1908 to 1940. But there have always been architects who sought to do more with factory-built...

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Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room

...that place that's gross." Some evidence of that came in a national survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Sears, Roebuck and Co., last year. According to the poll, 55 percent of women who responded said they wanted to overhaul their laundry...

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Report: Sears seeking buyer for Lands' End

CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. may be working on one last big sale before its merger with Kmart: a sale of Lands' End. According to a report Tuesday by Women's...

FORT WORTH, Texas - The president of Tandy Corp.'s ailing Computer City unit is out, just five months after he was hired to turn around the chain of computer stores. Matt Howard, 55 resigned Monday for "personal and family reasons," said Louann Blaylock,

...John V. Roach, company chairman and chief executive, will become the unit's acting president. Howard, a Sears, Roebuck and Co. executive, arrived at Computer City following the unit's estimated $12 million last year. He replaced Alan...