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July 22, 2014

Sears Outlet Stores has leased a 354,000-sq.-ft. former Sears location in Kansas City, expanding outlet store operations and services and developing a new central distribution center for the South-Central region.

July 14, 2014

Sears and Kmart recently announced they will allow pickup of or orders at any of each other's more than 2,000 U.S. stores.

July 14, 2014

arbara Turf, 71, former CEO of Crate and Barrel, died July 12, at Evanston Hospital, of pancreatic cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

July 10, 2014

Sears Holdings is extending its Shop Your Way membership program with a major expansion of its rewards program with the addition of more than 50 brand-name partners.

July 8, 2014

Sears and Kmart will allow pick up of or orders at any of each other's more than 2,000 U.S. stores.

July 7, 2014

Sears Holdings announced today that Kristin M. Coleman will join the company as senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

July 1, 2014

Displaydata announced Tuesday it was named a 2014 Partner in Transformation for Sears Holdings Corp.

June 26, 2014

Walgreens opened a two-story, flagship in the north tower of Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building on June 25.

June 25, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. will open its newest Colorado Sears Home Appliance Showroom on June 26, in Arvada.

June 17, 2014

Under Armour is bringing its “Brand House” specialty retail format to Chicago, with plans to open in the Windy City in March 2015.

June 9, 2014

Vanessa Wittman, senior VP and CFO of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, has been appointed the Ulta Beauty board of directors and as a member of its audit committee, effective June 5, 2014, following her election at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Wittman joins the Ulta Beauty board with more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology.

May 28, 2014

The Tabani Group has acquired The Glen town Center in Glenview, Illinois, in the Chicago metro area.

May 22, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. on Thursday said it plans to close at least 80 stores this year as the retailer continues to deal with mounting losses.

May 14, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. on Wednesday confirmed it is exploring strategic options for its 51% interest in Sears Canada Inc., including a sale

May 8, 2014

In an address at Sears Holding Corp.’s annual shareholders meeting, chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said the company would close stores and look for ways to leverage its real estate as it continues to focus on integrated omnichannel retail and its Shop Your Way rewards program.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan as VP of marketing and merchandising.

April 15, 2014

Englewood Construction ‘s food service and restaurant group has completed Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.

April 15, 2014

Jewel-Osco has appointed Scott Hays as VP operations for the Chicagoland supermarket chain.

April 15, 2014

Save-A-Lot will open a new 140,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Aurora, Colo., in June 2014.

April 15, 2014

Sears Holdings has named Arun Arora pany as senior VP and president, Home Services.

April 15, 2014

Several Sears Outlet stores across the country have new owners. Locations in Oceanside, Ontario, and Corona, Calif., are now owned by Tony Lutfi.

April 14, 2014

Fresh Thyme Famers Market has leased 25,000 sq. ft. at Cress Creek Square in Naperville, Ill., from Arthur Goldner & Associates.

April 7, 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation completed its spin-off of Lands' End Inc. on April 4.

April 7, 2014

Sears Holdings announced that William Hutchinson will join the company as senior VP and president, supply chain.

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