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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 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.

April 3, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sears Holdings with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

March 28, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. opens a new store in Webster, Texas, on March 28. Each Sears Outlet Store, on average, offers shoppers more than 18,000-sq.-ft. of retail space.

March 17, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. said its board has approved the spin on of its Lands’ End business, effective April 4, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

March 13, 2014

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced that Robert D. Mills has joined the company as senior VP and CIO, succeeding James Callison, who is retiring.

February 27, 2014

Sears Holdings’ CEO Eddie Lampert strongly defended his company in his annual letter to shareholders, saying not only does he believe Sears is headed in the right direction, but that “the entire retail industry is headed to where we already are.”

February 21, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. has opened a new Sears Appliance & Hardware Store located in Huntsville, Texas.

February 21, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. has opened a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom store in Vallejo, Calif.

February 21, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. has opened two new Sears Hometown Stores.

February 10, 2014

Sears has debuted In-Vehicle Pickup, a new service powered by the chain’s Shop Your Way mobile app that enables customers to pick up their online purchases at any Sears store within five minutes of arrival, without ever leaving the car.

February 5, 2014

Mark Panzer, president and CEO Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, will be leaving Pharmaca in pursuit of an opportunity at Sears Holding Company, according to Drug Store News.

February 4, 2014

Sears Holdings announced that Norman Miller will join the company as senior VP and president, Automotive.

January 23, 2014

Kmart will shutter two locations in the Philadelphia area this spring, Philadelphia Business Journal said.

January 22, 2014

Sears plans to close a store in the Loop section of downtown Chicago in April 2014.

January 22, 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation anticipates hiring 6,500 veterans and military spouses in 2014.

January 21, 2014

Perhaps no single brand had a holiday season quite as rocky as Sears. When the retailer announced a string of bad news on Jan. 9, shares of Sears Holding Corp. (which includes both Sears and Kmart) went through the floor.

January 16, 2014

Sears Holdings has signed a sublease with Dick's Sporting Goods to occupy a portion of its second floor at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa.

January 10, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. forecast a fourth-quarter loss and reported declining sales during the crucial holiday period.

December 26, 2013 and Macy’s reportedly look financially strong even in the wake of expected post-holiday discounting, while Sears, Kmart and J.C. Penney are not expected to be so fortunate.

December 19, 2013

Cesar L. Alvarez, co-chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been elected to membership on the Sears Holdings board of directors.

December 6, 2013

In a not-so-unexpected move, Sears Holdings Corp. on Friday said it had filed to spin off its Lands' End unit.

December 4, 2013

Eddie Lambert’s ESL Partners has reduced the size of its stake in Sears Holdings Corp. disclosing in a regulatory filing on that it now owns 48.4% of its shares, down from 55.4%.

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