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Sears wins another lifeline, but is it too late?

Embattled US department store Sears has been granted yet another lifeline, with a bankruptcy auction now scheduled for January 14.

US department store operator Sears succumbs to bankruptcy

Famous US department store operator Sears has finally succumbed to bankruptcy.

Sears results show it’s still a ‘dying business’

Dire, dismal, terrible, horrendous, grim, appalling – we’ve used up our stock of adjectives to describe Sears results.

Shrinking Sears to shutter another 63 stores

America’s shrinking Sears has announced the planned closure of another 63 stores as it battles to continue trading.

Sears results reflect ‘long painful slide into oblivion’

The latest quarterly Sears results reveal the fundamental weakness with both Sears and Kmart: fewer and fewer people want to shop there.

More Sears, Kmart stores to close

Failing US discount department store operator Sears started the year announcing it would shutter 150 stores.

After $2 billion loss, Sears now ‘beyond repair’

Embattled US department store operator Sears has posted another massive quarterly operating loss.

World’s best festive commercials

Forget the Grinch stealing Christmas. This year, it is a cute little penguin called Monty that not only steals the show, but also the hearts and minds of the UK populace (and softies everywhere). British department store, John Lewis, has done it again, with a £1 million commercial (A$ 1.8 million) that tells the story of a boy and his penguin pal, on the search for a flippered mate. At the start of the two minute spot (more of a short film), we are led to believe that the animal is real, …

Blood on their hands?

Stuart Bennie provides his take on the Bangladeshi factory collapse and who is to blame.

Where Ron went wrong and Russo got it right

Jon Bird compares the evolution of JC Penney in the US and Kmart in Australia.

Speed can kill

Darrell Wisbey explains how the “need for speed” in retail can kill business longevity…

Retail always changes: live with it

Retailers are offering too many excuses – a changing retail environment is not a new challenge and good retailers move with the times and survive, writes Darrell Wisbey.

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